SEC Power Rankings for Week Seven
Week Eight is coming up in the SEC after some classic throw downs in the Southland last weekend.
Alabama's Mark Ingram ran for 246 yards in a 20-6 slugfest victory against the No. 23 Gamecocks on Saturday night.
The Gators also escaped a huge upset with a 23-20 win and the Kentucky Wildcats surprised the Auburn Tigers, 21-14.
While you prepare for the weekend's tailgating and football, here are the Week Seven SEC Power Rankings.
The Alabama Crimson Tide improved to 7-0 (4-0) with a win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday.
Mark Ingram put the game away for Alabama on a late touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The defense allowed six points in the win.
Though the offense committed many mistakes and numerous turnovers, Alabama still looks like the most consistent team in the SEC.
After narrowly escaping the Arkansas Razorbacks, the No. 1-ranked Gators prepare to hit the road against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-4).
Bulldogs' head coach Dan Mullen was once the offensive coordinator at Florida.
The Gators will look to find more consistency versus the Bulldogs and avoid the upset.
The Tigers have been overlooked and forgotten since a loss to Florida in Week Six.
To earn a rematch with the Gators, LSU will have to finish the rest of the SEC slate undefeated.
The journey starts under the lights at the friendly confines on Baton Rouge in Week Eight for the Bayou Bengals.
4. South Carolina
The Gamecocks enter the beef of their season with a Nov. 24 matchup with Vandy. The Commodores (2-5) have beaten USC two times in a row, so the Gamecocks should have no plans of overlooking them.
The Gamecocks enter Williams-Brice Stadium with a record of 5-2. An amazing defense and a productive offense guided the Gamecocks to glory in the season's first half.
The question is, will it continue?
The Arkansas Razorbacks' record doesn't show it, but the team has lots of talent.
The Pigs get Ole Miss this week. The Rebels have beaten "powerhouses" like UAB, Vanderbilt, Memphis, and SE Louisiana this season.
Can this year's Georgia Bulldog team match the success of past Mark Rich teams?
This is a question we will soon find out.
Last week, the Dawgs handily destroyed Vanderbilt, 34-10. After a bye, Georgia must prepare for a trip to Jacksonville for a rivalry game with Florida.
The Vols and hated coach Lane Kiffin will battle No. 2 Alabama this weekend.
Tennessee walloped the Dawgs by a head-numbing score of 45-19. Alabama is planning to crush the Vols.
8. Ole Miss
The Rebels need to kick it into high gear in a battle with the Pigs on Saturday.
The Rebels did do well in a win over UAB but need to win versus Arkansas to be taken seriously at all.
The Wildcats get to eat a cupcake on Saturday with a visit from Louisiana-Monroe.
Last week, Kentucky upset the Auburn Tigers, 21-14.
The Auburn Tigers lost to the Kentucky Wildcats for the first time since 1966 last week.
They are not looking forward to their trip to Death Valley on Oct. 24.
11. Mississippi State
The Bulldogs better be ready when the Gators come to Starkville Oct. 24.
Head coach Dan Mullen was offensive coordinator at Florida last season.
The Commodores have a 2-5 record heading into a big game versus South Carolina on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks are desperately eager to end a two-game losing skid against Vandy.
The Commodores' goals could be out of reach if they lose to the Gamecocks on Saturday.