SEC Power Rankings: Tennessee Fans Won't Be Happy

9/22/13 in NCAAF   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Sep 21, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators quarterback Tyler Murphy (3) runs with the ball during the second half against the Tennessee Volunteers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida Gators defeated the Tennessee Volunteers 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsIt's time once again to rank the SEC from top bottom and see who impressed this past week. For a teams, it was a solid week of football. For others (looking at you, Tennessee), well, they've seen better days.

Let's rank 'em!

14. Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats had the week off, and will now prepare for their second of four straight Top 20 opponents. After losing to Louisville, they'll host Florida next before getting South Carolina and Alabama after that. Needless to say, not the easiest schedule for a team ranked last in the league.

13. Tennessee Volunteers

What a disappointing trip to the Swamp for Butch Jones and company. The quarterback situation is a mess as neither Justin Worley or Nathan Peterman could give the Vols an offensive boost. It didn't help that the offense committed six turnovers in the game. Maybe they can make some kind of progress with South Alabama up next.

12. Mississippi State Bulldogs

In what was a ridiculous week of scoring in college football, Mississippi State put up 62 against Troy. The offense is rolling right now behind quarterback Dak Prescott, and they better keep on rolling in practice this week, because an outstanding LSU defense comes to town in a few weeks.

11. Arkansas Razorbacks

Brett Bielema's team gave one away at Rutgers, and should be 4-0. Their excellent rushing attack will be put to the test over the next month though as Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama are the next four in line. Winning just one of those would be considered a success. 

10. Missouri Tigers

James Franklin has quietly been doing his thing for the Tigers, racking up 873 yards and six touchdowns through the air. Missouri will likely be sitting at 4-0 (they get Arkansas State on Saturday) heading into their first SEC contest in Nashville against Vanderbilt.

9. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy looked more like old school Vandy than new school Vandy through three quarters in their game against UMass. However, they managed to pull away late and get the victory. A win is a win, but there are some concerns on both sides of the ball right now for the Commodores.

8. Auburn Tigers

Auburn could have given up after being down 21-0 at the half to LSU. But they didn't, and that speaks volumes to the job that Gus Malzahn has done thus far with this team. Beating LSU was going to be a monumental task, but at least it was a good measure of where this team needs to improve. They still have plenty of wins left in them.

 

 

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