Posted: 11:25 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
By Glenn Logan
This is your post-week 5 SEC Power Poll ballot. Not much has really changed except for LSU and Georgia largely swapping places. Texas A&M; continues to do it without defense, and Georgia with only a little defense. Alabama might be rounding into form defensively, and Missouri has yet to play anybody of note.
With that said, here is the ballot.
|1||Alabama||2-0||4-0||51.49||140-58||20.5||1||Georgia State||Is the Tide defense coming around?|
|2||Georgia||2-0||3-1||61.66||165-130||8.8||6||at Tennessee||Defense is for basketball teams, not for Georgia. They can score 40+ on anybody, it seems|
|3||Texas A&M;||1-1||4-1||57.46||246-154||18.4||9||Oct 12, at Mississippi||They score more than Georgia, but their defense is even more porous.|
|4||LSU||1-1||4-1||56.23||214-122||18.4||10,11||at Mississippi State||The Tigers just ran into a better offensive team that they couldn't stop often enough.|
|5||South Carolina||1-1||3-1||59.55||120-101||4.8||13,12||Kentucky||The Gamecocks didn't look all that game against UCF. Sign of trouble?|
|6||Florida||2-0||3-1||62.48||95-51||11||18,19||Arkansas||Stalwart defense and an offense that just plays keep-away.|
|7||Mississippi||1-1||3-1||53.76||114-96||4.5||24,26||at Auburn||Could not score on the same Crimson Tide that gave up 42 to Texas A&M;, and 10 to Virginia Tech.|
|8||Missouri||4-0||53.45||182-84||24.5||30,31||at Vanderbilt||A littany of nobodies so far, and now they ease into SEC play with … Vanderbilt? The schedule from heaven.|
|10||Vanderbilt||0-2||3-2||47.37||174-108||13.2||Missouri||This is not last year's Vanderbilt team. Their defense is looking very suspect.|
|11||Mississippi State||0-1||2-2||59.07||136-59||19.3||LSU||Bye week|
|12||Tennessee||0-1||3-2||61.97||159-134||5||Georgia||A 31-24 victory against South Alabama has the Vol faithful wondering who this team is.|
|13||Arkansas||0-1||3-2||58.64||146-111||7||at Florida||We knew TAMU's defense was weak, but the Razorbacks are a bit surprising offensively.|
|14||Kentucky||0-1||1-3||56.02||87-93||-1.5||at South Carolina||The defense is showing signs, but the offense isn't.|
Your comments are most welcome.