Sep 21, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) drops back to pass against the Indiana Hoosiers during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Week Four SEC Power Rankings


Sep 21, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) reacts after the game at Memorial Stadium. Missouri defeats Indiana 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 21, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) reacts after the game at Memorial Stadium. Missouri defeats Indiana 45-28. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri jumped two spots, up to number eight, in this week’s ESPN SEC Power Rankings. After a strong win against Indiana, the Tigers will play Arkansas State in what should be an easy win at home. After that game, the Tigers might even be able to jump Florida in the ranks, taking the seventh spot. Florida lost Jeff Driskel to injury for the season, and face Kentucky on the road next Saturday. If the Florida offense looks sluggish, and the Tigers dominate Arkansas State at home, the Tigers could be in the upper half of the SEC ranks by this time next week.

Overall, I agree with the rankings by Edward Aschoff this week. After Alabama, you could really make a case for a major reordering of the top 5. Georgia didn’t look that great against North Texas, and maybe South Carolina should have been ahead of them. The rankings are below, and to see Aschoff’s full commentary for each team, you can find it here.

1. Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC; last week: 1)
2. LSU (4-0, 1-0 SEC; LW: 2)
3. Texas A&M (3-1, 0-1 SEC; LW: 3)
4. Georgia (2-1, 1-0 SEC; LW: 4)
5. South Carolina (2-1, 1-1 SEC; LW: 5)
6. Ole Miss (3-0, 1-0 SEC; LW: 6)
7. Florida (2-1, 1-0 SEC; LW: 7)
8. Missouri (3-0, 0-0 SEC; LW: 10): All of a sudden, the Tigers’ offense looks pretty exciting as it’s averaging 47 points and almost 600 yards a game. Say what you will about the competition it’s had to face; this team is on fire when it has the ball and that’s something we didn’t see at all last year. Going on the road to blow out Indiana was a nice victory for Mizzou as it prepares for its last nonconference foe (Arkansas State) before conference play begins.
9. Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC; LW: 8)
10. Vanderbilt (2-2, 0-2 SEC; LW: 9)
11. Arkansas (3-1, 0-0 SEC; LW: 11)
12. Mississippi State (2-2, 0-1 SEC; LW: 13)
13. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC; LW: 12)
14. Kentucky (1-2, 0-1 SEC; LW: 14)

 

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