SEC Power Rankings Week 10: Vols, Gators Rise, Rebels, Gamecocks Fall

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Nov 1, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

team. 54. For weeks, we have heard about how Arkansas is a great team that would have a winning record in any other conference. That’s likely true, and playing the No. 1 team in the country to only a touchdown loss on the road Saturday would seem like enough to have them higher on this list. <p>But we can only take how you play and who you play so far. At some point, you do have to win, and Arkansas is still winless in the SEC. Yes, Bret Bielema’s team has a great power running identity, and the defense is improving, but 0-5 in the SEC is 0-5 in the SEC. And it’s not like they’ve only lost to the SEC West powers. How do you explain the blowout loss to Georgia? And what about the loss to Texas A&M at home when the Aggies clearly aren’t as good as we thought?</p> <p>Sorry, we’re done giving Arkansas too much credit for looking good. When you’re winless, your schedule and how you play becomes irrelevant. Anybody who says “It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game,” usually ends up a loser. That’s Arkansas’s case.</p>. 4-5 (0-5). Previous: 12th. Arkansas Razorbacks. 13