Florida’s playing better right now, but the Tide are unblemished and sitting atop the national polls. That’s reason enough for me to keep them #1.
What they’ve done the last couple of weeks against 2 bowl-eligible teams has been nothing short of scary.
Georgia appearing here (at #3) is, more than anything, a testament to the lack of quality depth the SEC typically has. The ‘Dawgs picked the wrong week to not show up.
Recent inconsistent play needs to be remedied before the Tide rolls into town this weekend.
5. South Carolina
Something tells me Spurrier took a special pleasure in putting the finishing touches on Fulmer’s career at UT.
6. Ole Miss
This year, the Rebels are 1 win away from being bowl eligible through 9 games. Last year, through 9 games, they were 1 win away from being 1 win away from being 1 win away from being 1 win away from bowl eligible.
The ‘Cats got back to the formula they used for their early season success: Play an opponent who sucks. Still, can’t argue with bowl eligibility.
The Hogs will look back at the ones that got away against Ole Miss and Kentucky when they’re at home for the holidays.
May be catching the Gators at the right time after the WLOCP blowout last week. If that’s the case, Florida may only win by 20.
I know the Rebels’ secondary is weak, but I can’t imagine any successful gameplan that includes the phrase “43 pass attempts from Kodi Burns”.
Saturday’s lost was the final nail in Fulmer’s coffin, marking the end of an era in Knoxville. For all their problems, that was (in my opinion) the Vols’ last regular season loss of the season.
12. Mississippi State
Apparently just sucking on offense was enough for the Bulldogs. Now, they suck on special teams too.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008