2012 College Football Rankings: Week 14 SEC Power Rankings

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11/29/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

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1. Alabama (11-1, 7-1 SEC; LW: No. 1) – The Tide’s receiver corps is pretty thin after the loss of Kenny Bell last week, but they will continue to play to their strength and pound the ball against Georgia. Next up: vs. Georgia, Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (CBS).

2. Georgia (11-1, 7-1; LW: No. 2) – Aaron Murray is about to play in the game of his life. His performance this weekend could make or break his career, which lacks a primetime win. Next up: vs. Alabama, Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (CBS).

3. Florida (11-1, 7-1; LW: No. 3) – The Gators’ defense has carried the team all year, and that didn’t change against Florida State. Unyielding pressure forced three E.J. Manuel interceptions—all more costly than the next. Next up: bowl game.

4. LSU (10-2, 6-2; LW: No. 4) – Les Miles turned down $27.5 million to become Arkansas’ next head coach. As a reward, he got a pay raise and is a Tiger through 2019. Next up: bowl game.

5. Texas A&M (10-2, 6-2; LW: No. 5) – Johnny Manziel is less than two weeks away from being the first freshman in NCAA history to win the Heisman Trophy. Next up: bowl game.

6. South Carolina (10-2, 6-2; LW: No. 6) – We may have a quarterback controversy from here moving forward. Backup Dylan Thompson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns against a red-hot Clemson team. Next up: bowl game.

7. Vanderbilt (8-4, 5-3; LW: No. 8) – The Commodores have won six straight for the first time since 1955, and have reached their first eight-win season since 1982. Next up: bowl game.

8. Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5; LW: No. 9) – Bowling for the first time since 2009, the Rebels are coming off a huge Egg Bowl win against Mississippi State. Next up: bowl game.

9. Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4; LW: No. 7) – After their 7-0 start, the Bulldogs have lost four of five and stumble into the postseason. Next up: bowl game.

10. Missouri (5-7, 2-6; LW: No. 10) – This was Mizzou’s first losing season since 2004, when it finished 5-6. Next up: none.

11. Arkansas (4-8, 2-6; LW: No. 11) – This was supposed to be a year where the Razorbacks contended for the SEC and national championship. Instead, they’re coachless and are two wins short of a bowl appearance. Next up: none.

12. Tennessee (5-7, 1-7; LW: No. 12) – The Vols won’t be landing Jay Gruden, reports Spencer Hall of SB Nation. They’ll have to land someone much more realistic, like Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. Next up: none.

13. Auburn (3-9, 0-8; LW: No. 13) – Many reports say that Auburn has had meeting with Louisville coach Charlie Strong, although he has thoroughly denied them. Next up: none.

14. Kentucky (2-10, 0-8; LW: No. 14) – One of the Wildcats’ two wins came against Kent State (by 33 points!), which could end up BCS eligible with a win over Northern Illinois. Next up: none.

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