2012 College Football Rankings: Updated SEC Power Rankings

Updated SEC Power Rankings

9/20/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

FanIQ SEC power rankings: Week 4
Sep 15, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide tightends Brian Vogler (84) and Kelly Johnson (31) look on as running back Eddie Lacy (42) reacts following a touchdown in the first half of a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Alabama defeated Arkansas 52-0. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE
1. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC; LW: No. 1) -- Once again, the Crimson Tide are the best team in the country. Next up: vs. Florida Atlantic, Saturday, 5 p.m. ET (pay per view).

2. LSU (3-0, 0-0; LW: No. 2) -- Can we fast forward to Week 10 when the Tigers welcome Alabama to Death Valley? Next up: at Auburn, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

3. Georgia (3-0, 1-0; LW: No. 3) -- Once Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree return, the Dawgs' back seven is going to be the best in the East. Next up: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday, 7:45 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

4. South Carolina (3-0, 1-0; LW: No. 4) -- Connor Shaw will get the start vs. Missouri despite struggling against UAB last week. However, Steve Spurrier won't hesitate to throw Dylan Thompson back out there if things don't run smoothly from the start. Next up: vs. Missouri, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).

5. Florida (3-0, 2-0; LW: No. 5) -- QB Jeff Driskel had his most impressive outing of the season in the Gators' 37-20 win over Tennessee. Next up: vs. Kentucky, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).

6. Mississippi State (3-0, 1-0; LW: No. 7) --- They were almost upset by Troy, but stellar play at the quarterback position — something Mississippi State hasn't had in awhile — has kept the Bulldogs' wheels on. Next up: vs. South Alabama, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3).

7. Missouri (2-1, 0-1; LW. No. 8) --- The Tigers took out a tough Arizona State team without starting quarterback James Franklin. Now they have a big opportunity to get back into the East race. Next up: at South Carolina, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).

8. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1; LW: No. 6) -- Derek Dooley almost received his first marquee win as a coach in Knoxville, but the team didn't finish and completely fell apart against Florida in the fourth quarter. Next up: vs. Akron, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (CSS).

9. Texas A&M (1-1, 0-1; LW: No. 10) -- Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel accounted for 418 total yards of offense and six touchdowns as the Aggies dismantled SMU, 48-3. Next up: vs. South Carolina State, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

10. Arkansas (1-2, 0-1; LW: No. 9) -- Chin up and SMILE, or John L. Smith will find you. Next up: vs. Rutgers, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

11. Auburn (1-2, 0-1; LW: No. 11) -- Gene Chiznik finally got his first win of 2011 after surviving the same LA-Monroe team that shocked Arkansas. Now the Tigers host LSU, and will likely start 1-3. Next up: vs. LSU, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

12. Ole Miss (2-1, 0-0; LW: No. 12) -- Hey, they may have allowed 66 points to a good Texas team last week, but at least the Rebels moved the ball and put up 31. That's worth noting, right? Next up: at Tulane, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (FSN).

13. Vanderbilt (1-2, 0-1; LW: No. 13) -- Coach James Franklin shook things up by benching quarterback Jordan Rogers (little bro of Aaron) and starting backup Austyn Carta-Samuels. The result? A 58-0 win over FCS Presbyterian. Next up: at Georgia, 7:45 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

14. Kentucky (1-2, 0-0): LW: No. 14) -- With that loss to Sun Belt foe Western Kentucky, UK coach Joker Phillips' job is in major jeopardy. Especially now that the Wildcats face a ranked opponent in four of their next five games. Ouch. Next up: at Florida, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network). 

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