SEC Football: Power Ranking the Conference's Best Performances from Week 2

Jeremy Hillman@@SECpigskinContributor ISeptember 13, 2011

SEC Football: Power Ranking the Conference's Best Performances from Week 2

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    The second week of the SEC football season brought us some intense battles, some blow outs and some solid out of conference victories.

    It also brought us some great individual performances from players across the conference.

    Click through the following slideshow to see my power ranking of the best SEC individual performances from Saturday.

10. Florida RB Chris Rainey

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    After a huge game in the Gators opener in Week 1, Rainey produced again in Week 2.

    The dynamic running back rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown and had three receptions for an additional 43 yards in the lopsided win over UAB.

    One of the most elusive and dangerous players in the conference, Florida will be looking to get the ball in Rainey's hands often.

9. Georgia QB Aaron Murray

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    Aaron Murray is playing better than the Bulldog's 0-2 start shows.

    In the loss to South Carolina on Saturday, Murray was 19-of-29 for 248 yards and four touchdowns and just one interception.  Those are pretty solid numbers for the sophomore QB.

    Look for Murray, arguably the best quarterback in the conference, to continue to produce all season.

8. Georgia RB Isaiah Crowell

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    In the loss to South Carolina, the play of true freshman RB Isaiah Crowell was a bright spot.

    Crowell ran for 118 yards on just 16 carries, had two receptions for 40 yards and had two offensive touchdowns in the game.

    The freshman running back is playing very well considering his youth and inexperience.

7. Mississippi State RB Vick Ballard

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    Vick Ballard is the leading rusher in the SEC after two weeks.

    The big back rumbled for 135 rushing yards and a touchdown in the painful loss to Auburn.

    Even in defeat, his performance was impressive. Especially considering he also caught five balls for 64 more yards.

6. Tennesee WR Justin Hunter

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    Justin Hunter is a rising star in the SEC and now leads the conference in receptions and receiving yards.

    He had a big day in the win over Cincinnati, as he made 10 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown. 

    That gives the big receiver over 300 receiving yards on the season.

5. Alabama RB Trent Richardson

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    The talented Alabama running back played well in the road game at Penn State.

    Richardson rolled to 111 rushing yards on 26 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns.

    With four catches for 19 additional yards, he touched the ball 30 times on Saturday. 

4. Auburn RB Michael Dyer

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    Star sophomore running back Michael Dyer is the primary reason Auburn was able to upset 16th ranked Mississippi State on Saturday.

    Dyer rushed for a big 150 yards and scored two key touchdowns for the Tigers.

    His first quarter 35 yard touchdown scamper was the first score of the game and helped open up the offense for Auburn.

3. Kentucky LB Danny Trevathan

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    One of the very best defensive players in the country, Trevathan is off to a huge start to the 2011 season.

    In the win over Central Michigan this past weekend, Trevathan racked up an impressive 13 tackles, including three big tackles for a loss.

    He also hauled in an interception and took it back for a gain of 28 yards.

    Trevathan was all over the field making big plays for the Wildcat defense.

2. South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore

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    Lattimore is considered by many to be the best player in the SEC.

    He lived up to those lofty expectations on Saturday by running 27 times for 176 yards and a touchdown in the important win over Georgia. The workhorse for the Gamecock offense.

    The talented sophomore also had two receptions in the key road victory.

1. Tyler Bray, QB Tennessee

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    One of the new rising stars in the SEC, Bray is off to a hot start in this 2011 season.

    This past Saturday versus a good Cincinnati team from the Big East, Bray blew up for 405 passing yards and four passing touchdowns.

    Even better, he threw zero interceptions in the game.

    Bray currently leads all SEC quarterbacks in yards, completion percentage, touchdowns and QB rating two weeks into the season.