The cyclical nature of college football just reared its ugly head in week six. The victim was not one that many fans would expect.
Week six just took a bite out of the once dominant SEC.
The fans of the SEC will tell you that nobody plays better football. Week six would tell you what everybody else has already been saying.
It's Florida and Alabama, after that you've got nothing.
LSU had the perfect opportunity to prove this theory wrong last night. The Tigers had Florida in Baton Rouge with the Gators running a vanilla offense.
The result? A 13-3 loss with questions coming on how strong LSU truly is.
After weeks of thumping their chests, the Tigers of Auburn finally entered the Top 25. We were told to continue to "disrespect" them, that they "like it that way."
We learned where Auburn stands in the scheme of college football. Overrated. Hope you enjoyed your moment in the Top 25, Auburn!
Vanderbilt, fresh off their bowl game appearance and win last season, lost to ARMY! Yeah, a service academy, the worst service academy in Division I.
Mississippi State, after nearly beating LSU in Starkville, had Houston. Houston had just lost their BCS dreams last week to UTEP. It was a setup for a classic letdown for the Cougars.
So what does Houston do? They beat Mississippi State on the road.
Georgia came to Knoxville to play one of the worst offensive teams in Division I. Naturally, the Bull Dogs get embarrassed by Jonathan Crompton!
That's not a typo, Jonathan Crompton looked great against Georgia. Georgia gives UT their first SEC win.
The List of Vols Wins: Western Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Hurts to be the BCS team on this list.
Ole Miss proved what hype will get you in college football. A "big win" over Vanderbilt. The Rebels and "NFL prospect" Jevan Snead laid another egg against Alabama.
So much for those national title hopes in the preseason.
Finally, we have South Carolina: the No. 25 team in the nation made Kentucky look formidable with a backup quarterback in. The Wildcats were a two-point conversion away from tying the Gamecocks.
Remember, this game was in South Carolina. The sad thing about this is South Carolina will probably climb in this week's polls.
Let's get serious for a minute. Anyone who believes any team other than Florida and Alabama are decent is crazy. The only team that has "earned" its ranking is South Carolina, and only because of a victory over Ole Miss.
Every other team aside from the big two has truly underperformed compared to their preseason projections.
I'll say what others should soon notice. The SEC is hardly challenging from top to bottom. They've got two good teams, and I'm not even sure Florida is that good—they might just be beating other nobodies.