SEC Football Power Rankings After Week 2
After a wild weekend in college football, one filled with crazy finishes and multiple upsets, there are going to be major shake ups in the AP and Coaches’ polls. So, let’s take a look at what the SEC teams power rankings look like after Week 2:
14. Missouri (Lost to Kansas State 40-12)
Missouri looked like it missed now-Indiana QB Connor Bazelak more than everyone thought they would. After a weather delay, Kansas State took control and beat the Tigers easily. New QB Brady Cook looked pedestrian and Missouri lost to their old Big 12 rival in embarrassing fashion.
13. Vanderbilt (Lost to #23 Wake Forest 45-25)
Mike Wright looked questionable for most of the game, giving way to A.J. Swann at quarterback in the second half. Sam Hartman was not going to be denied in his return. While they have improved, the Commodores are still a few years away from getting regular wins out of conference.
12. LSU (Won against Southern 65-17)
The Louisiana State University Tigers won against an overmatched Southern University, in a game that they were supposed to win. Jayden Daniels looked better than he did in his Week 1 performance, throwing for three touchdowns and running in another.
11. South Carolina (Lost to #16 Arkansas 44-30)
The Gamecocks went into Fayetteville and were beaten soundly by a dominant Razorback squad. Spencer Rattler looked mediocre, with one TD and one INT, leading to a QBR of 54.6.
10. Auburn (Won against San Jose State 24-16)
In underwhelming fashion, Auburn won in a game that they were heavily favored in against San Jose State by eight points. Quarterback T.J. Finley had a rushing touchdown and an interception in the win.
9. Texas A&M (Lost to Appalachian State 17-14)
The Aggies paid Appalachian State $1.2M to come to College Station and beat them. Hayes King looked mediocre, going 13/20 for 97 yards and zero touchdowns.
8. Florida (Lost to #20 Kentucky 26-16)
The Heisman campaign for Anthony Richardson came to an abrupt end on Saturday night. The Gators’ quarterback threw two interceptions and only had four yards rushing against a stout Wildcats defense.
7. Mississippi State (Won against Arizona 39-17)
In a game that no one saw (it started at 11 pm EDT), Mississippi State defeated Arizona in Tucson. Will Rogers three for four touchdowns in a solid win on the road.
6. Ole Miss (Won against Central Arkansas 59-3)
The Rebels held serve at home in a blowout win against an overmatched opponent. The quarterback revolving door continues to spin in Oxford, with both Jaxon Dart and Luke Altmyer rotating as “starter”. Kinkead Dent also saw time at quarterback.
5. Arkansas (Won against South Carolina 44-30)
The Razorbacks were in total control, despite the score indicating a close game. K.J. Jefferson was good again, throwing for a touchdown and running in another touchdown.
4. Tennessee (Won against #17 Pittsburgh)
Tennessee picked up a nice road win against the Panthers in Pittsburgh. Hendon Hooker threw for two touchdowns and Jabari Small ran in two more. The exciting game ended in overtime, when Pitt’s third string quarterback failed to complete a touchdown pass on fourth down.
3. Kentucky (Won against #12 Florida 26-16)
The Wildcats pulled the upset in the Swamp behind a stout defensive effort. Jordan Wright and Keidron Smith each intercepted Anthony Richardson, with Smith returning his interception 65 yards for a touchdown. Will Levis connected with Dane Key for a 55 yard touchdown, as the freshman receiver continues to shine.
2. Alabama (Won against Texas 20-19)
Even though they won in a tough road environment in Austin, Alabama did not look like the dominant, disciplined teams that Nick Saban usually puts on the field. Penalties and lack of physicality led Texas to a late lead, but Bryce Young drove down and allowed the Crimson Tide to win on a late Will Reinhard field goal.
1. UGA (Won against Samford 33-0)
While they did not cover the spread, Georgia looked like a repeat national championship is in their future as they dominated Samford. Stetson Bennett performed well, throwing for 300 yards and a touchdown, while running for another touchdown.
There will be plenty of momevent this week as the cream rises to the top, breaking through all the preseason chatter that went on.