Alabama and Georgia seem destined for a date in the SEC title game. There is, however, lots of unrest elsewhere in this week’s SEC power rankings.
We’ve got to be honest here. Alabama and Georgia don’t look very stimulated at the moment. It’s almost as if they are biding their time until they can take on a top opponent. The Tide brushed off Louisiana as if they weren’t there and Georgia slept walked past Tennessee. Both teams look like they want to hit the fast forward buttons.
That doesn’t mean it was a boring week in the SEC though. There was lots of intrigue outside the top two spots on this week’s power rankings. In particular, it’s becoming tougher and tougher to keep Kentucky away from the upper echelon of the league. The Wildcats handled their business again this week with a resounding home win over South Carolina.
Not every team got good news this week though. We’ll start our journey through the power rankings with a last placed team that suffered yet another loss.
The Razorbacks had a real chance to climb out of the SEC basement this week. Texas A&M tried their best to hand Chad Morris’ team a big win, but Arkansas couldn’t find a way to make it happen.
Ty Storey’s play continues to be a concern for this team. Morris was hired to usher in a pass happy offense, but he needs a quality trigger man to execute his system. Going 14 for 26 for just 193 yards isn’t going to cut it. Arkansas fans should settle in for at least one long season, there’s not a ton of reason for optimism a the moment.
Jeremy Pruitt’s tenure at Tennessee is off to a really rough start. This game didn’t provide Volunteer fans with any additional reasons for hope. Their team was soundly defeated by a Georgia team who looked better at every position on the field.
The team’s rushing attack looked particularly bad in Athens. This team isn’t going to beat any decent opponent when they only rush for 66 yards. Whether it’s a product of bad offensive line play or mediocre running backs, it’s something that requires Pruitt’s immediate attention.