SEC Power Rankings Week 12: Florida in free fall after weeks of struggle
It has been two weeks since my last SEC Power Rankings and things have changed. Where does your team check-in heading into Week 12 of SEC football?
Let’s recap the last couple of weeks of SEC football. In Week 10, some things got shaken up and some happened exactly as expected. We start in Georgia, where Georgia blew out Missouri 43-6. Ole Miss allowed Liberty to come back and have a fighting chance, though the Rebels came out victorious 27-14.
Texas A&M only allowed three points as their defense pushed them to a 20-3 win over Auburn. Arkansas pulled out a last-minute win over Mississippi State, 31-28. Alabama struggled with an LSU team that is still looking for bowl eligibility but won 20-14.
Tennessee outdueled Kentucky 45-42 and most shocking of all, South Carolina found a way to blow past Florida 40-17. That was not exactly what the Gators were looking for, but we should all be proud of the Gamecocks for finally figuring it out and pulling off an upset. This also brought with it the firing of Todd Grantham as Florida DC, which many fans were happy about.
Week 11 brought with it some help and some confusion in terms of figuring out who goes where. Alabama outscored New Mexico State 59-3. Mississippi State put together a miraculous comeback, beating Auburn 43-24.
It took 70 points to beat Samford for Florida, though they won 70-52. Georiga beat Tennessee 41-17 and South Carolina followed beating Florida with losing to Missouri 31-28. With a broken Zach Calzada, Texas A&M’s offense was not going and the Aggies fell 29-19 to Ole Miss.
Kentucky beat Vanderbilt 34-17 and to cap off the night, Arkansas beat LSU in overtime 16-13. The Tigers are struggling to find bowl eligibility this year. Now, let’s start with the power rankings- starting at the bottom.