2012 College Football Rankings: Week 6 SEC Power Rankings

SEC Power Rankings: Week 6

10/4/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

FanIQ SEC power rankings: Week 6

September 29, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA;  Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) looks to throw the ball against the Mississippi Rebels during the second half at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE1. Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC; LW: No. 1) -- Even though they weren't on their best game, the Tide beat Ole Miss by 19 points and are clearly the best team in the country. Next up: BYE

2. LSU (5-0, 1-0; LW: No. 2) -- The Tigers slipped again in the AP Poll after an underwhelming performance against FCS Towson, where they turned the ball over three times and allowed 188 yards rushing. They need to prove themselves in the swamp. Next up: at Florida, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).

3. Georgia (5-0, 3-0; LW: No. 3) -- It'll be difficult for anyone to keep up with this Georgia offense behind Aaron Murray and that ridiculous two-headed rushing attack, but the defense needs to pull itself together after giving up 478 yards and 37 (of 44) points to Tennessee. Next up: at South Carolina, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

4. South Carolina (5-0, 3-0; LW: No. 4) -- Expect a heavy dose of Lattimore in the early goings of this upcoming matchup with Georgia. The Gamecocks cannot have a slow start like they did vs. Kentucky or they'll be on the outside looking in and fast. Next up: vs. Georgia, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN).

5. Florida (4-0, 3-0; LW: No. 5) -- OLB Jelani Jenkins will likely suit up this week against the Tigers, which would be huge for a Gator defense that is already allowing just 12.8 points per game. Next up: vs. LSU, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).

6. Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1; LW: No. 8) -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel set an SEC record with 557 yards of total offense against Arkansas last week, and the three-point loss to Florida is looking better and better. Next up: at Ole Miss, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

7. Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0; LW: No. 6) -- Mississippi State leads the nation in turnover differential (-13) and only five teams have trailed for less time than it. Next up: at Kentucky, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).

8. Tennessee (3-2, 0-2; LW: No. 7) -- There are major issues in key parts of the Volunteers' defense, and those were exploited as Georgia racked up 51 points off 560 offensive yards. Next up: BYE

9. Missouri (3-2, 0-2; LW: No. 9) -- The Tigers' 21-16 victory does not live up to the standards of an SEC team, but they'll take anything they can get right now. Next up: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

10. Ole Miss (3-2, 0-1; LW: No. 11) -- Mississippi moves up in the rankings after a gutsy performance on the road in Tuscaloosa. Sure, it lost 33-14, but was down by just 13 at one point in the second half and contained the running game to 125 yards off 3.7 yards per carry. Next up: vs. Texas A&M, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU).

11. Auburn (1-3, 0-2; LW: No. 12) -- Auburn owns the conference's worst scoring offense (17.5 ppg) and Arkansas owns the conference's worst scoring defense (40.6). Who wins? Next up: vs. Arkansas, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

12. Arkansas (1-4, 0-2; LW: No. 10) -- See No. 11. Next up: at Auburn, 12 p.m. ET (ESPN2).

13. Vanderbilt (1-3, 0-2; LW: No. 13) -- Hopefully a week off will have the Commodores more prepared for game day. Next up: at Missouri, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (FSN).

14. Kentucky (1-4, 0-2; LW: No. 14) -- #KentuckyGonnaKentucky. Next up: vs. Mississippi State, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).


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10/5/12   |   johnsondavid841   |   6 respect

Oh yeah, Alabama is still number 1!