1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC; LW: No. 1) -- Mississippi State came into Tuscaloosa with an undefeated record and No. 11 ranking. That had meaning to the Crimson Tide, who throttled the Bulldogs by 31. Traveling to Baton Rouge should prove to be a tougher test — and likely their first of the season — but I don't see the LSU offense faring much better. Next up: at LSU, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (CBS).
2. LSU (7-1, 3-1; LW: No. 3) -- Les Miles will have had two full weeks to prepare for Alabama in a rematch of the 2012 BCS National Championship. Hopefully the offense can get past midfield more than once this time. Next up: vs. Alabama, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (CBS).
3. Georgia (7-1, 5-1; LW: No. 6) -- Jarvis Jones led an outstanding defensive performance over Florida by compiling 13 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumbles recoveries. There's your future top-5 pick. The Dawgs need wins over Ole Miss and Auburn to clinch the SEC East. Next up: vs. Ole Miss, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
4. Florida (7-1, 6-1; LW: No. 2) -- The Gators' defense held the high-powered Georgia offense to just 17 points off 273 total yards and forced three Aaron Murray interceptions. There's nothing more it could have done, except strap up on offense and score some points. Next up: vs. Missouri, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
5. South Carolina (7-2, 5-2; LW: No. 5) -- There were a few disturbing issues that came from USC's 38-35 shootout win over Tennessee. For one, the defense allowed 35 points and 472 total yards, and was susceptible to big plays. That's not what you want to see in the month of November. Two, running back Marcus Lattimore's knee was destroyed and he will not return until at least 2014. Next up: BYE
6. Texas A&M (6-2, 3-2; LW: No. 7) -- The Aggies' losses to Florida and LSU have come by a combined eight points. Think about that for a second. Next up: at Mississippi State, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN).
7. Mississippi State (7-1, 3-1; LW: No. 4) -- The trip to Tuscaloosa didn't pan out how Mississippi State had hoped, but it does have a chance to redeem itself by taking care of a very underrated A&M team at home. Next up: vs. Texas A&M, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN).
8. Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2; LW: No. 8) -- Hugh Freeze's team can become bowl eligible for the first time since 2009 with an upset over Georgia this weekend. And if not, there's still Vanderbilt the following week. Next up: at Georgia, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
9. Tennessee (3-5, 0-5; LW: No. 10) -- They lost another close one, moving Derek Dooley's record with the Vols against ranked opponents to 0-15. But Rocky Top sure did give the Ol' Ball Coach a run for his money. Next up: vs. Troy, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (FSN).
10. Arkansas (3-5, 2-3; LW: No. 9) -- Losing to Ole Miss pretty much sums up the way Arkansas' season is going. With that loss, they're two away from postseason ineligibility, and have yet to play South Carolina, Mississippi State, or LSU. Next up: vs. Tulsa, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
11. Vanderbilt (4-4, 2-3; LW: No. 11) -- Last week's 49-7 victory over win-less Massachusetts makes the Commodores just two away from becoming bowl eligible. This would be the first time in school history they did so in back-to-back seasons. Next up: at Kentucky, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
12. Missouri (4-4, 1-4; LW: No. 12) -- We could see a 100 percent James Franklin under center in Gainesville, who came off the bench and looked good against Kentucky. This would be huge for the Tigers' offense. Next up: at Florida, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
13. Auburn (1-7, 0-6; LW: No. 13) -- Auburn allowed a school-record 671 yards in its 63-21 loss to Texas A&M and will start a true freshman quarterback against NMSU. It's crazy to think that this team was in the national championship less than two years ago. Next up: vs. New Mexico State, Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET (CSS).
14. Kentucky (1-8, 0-6; LW: No. 14) -- The Wildcats have three more opportunities to notch their second win of the season: vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Samford, and at Tennessee. Next up: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
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