SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week 2

lawvol gate21.netSenior Analyst ISeptember 8, 2008

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Week 2

After another weekend of excitement, here’s my ballot for this week in the SEC Power Poll.

Here they are, in all their radiant glory:






Impressive offensive display by the Georgia Bulldogs against an inferior opponent—a big improvement over last week. I am looking forward to seeing the Dawgs start their conference schedule. A solid No. 1 this week.


I may have been a little premature in crowning the Florida Gators as the class of the SEC East—which is one thing I’m happy to be wrong about. Their offensive line—especially at left guard (A and B gap)—looked awful versus Miami. Defensive play calling was questionable at times. In short, they looked beatable.


No game this week for the LSU Tigers, but versus Troy I am pretty sure I know what would have happened.


Defensively the Auburn Tigers can be really scary. The “Spread-Eagle” offense, however, is anything but impressive at this point. Still, a nice win over a quality Southern Miss team that never quits.


Lackluster win over Tulane raised a few questions about whether the Alabama Crimson Tide’s win over Clemson was as significant as I previously believed.


A win is a win—even one over Norfolk State. My exuberance over the Kentucky Wildcats after their pummeling of the Louisville Cardinals may gave been misplaced, given the fact the Cardinals are awful. Still, UK is taking care of business.



I picked the Vanderbilt Commodores to win this week—glad, I did because Bobby Johnson proved that Vanderbilt is not willing to simply take the hard way each week. Could this be a bowl year for the ‘Dores?


Normally, I’d drop the Ole Miss Rebels for their loss. Wake Forest, however, is a high-quality team which I figured would “Bible Thump” the Red Solo Cups out of the hands of the Reb faithful “Fightin’ Preacher” style. A nice sign that Coach Nutt is willing to end the season of suck in Oxford.


The Tennessee Volunteers didn’t play this week, which is probably a good thing—now I don’t have to use any expletives.



Nice comeback by the Mississippi State Bulldogs to beat a lesser opponent exactly the way they should have the week before. Another win, and I’ll move them up…and maybe give them their cowbell back.


POLL-Down 4

Living in North Carolina, I knew that N.C. State sucked. Apparently the Ole Ball Coach and the South Carolina Gamecocks didn’t get the memo. Judging by the game against Vanderbilt, however, it appears that the Commodores did.


POLL-Down 1

Yes, I know that the Arkansas Razorbacks won. Still, this is likely the worst two-win team in the country. Barring a miracle or disaster, I don’t see the Razorbacks relinquishing this position soon. If it gets much worse, I’m just going to start counting the ECU Pirates as the 12th team in the SEC.

I imagine I will catch the ire of some of the Arkansas fans, among others, this week but I’m used to being wrong.  As always, feel free to let me know where I am wrong or right.  Final ballots are due by Wednesday, so don’t take too long…

The Rest of the Power Poll

Now that you have wasted your time looking at my ballot, go check out what everybody else is saying over at Garnet and Black Attack or SEC Power  I’ll post the final poll results once it is released later in the week.

More later today, once I get a chance to come up for air…

– Go Figure …Email lawvol

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