SEC Roundup | Week 14


Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers cornerback Chris Davis (11) scores a 100 yard touchdown on a missed field goal attempt during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium. Auburn Tigers won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

It was a great week of football in the SEC. Plenty of football all around and some really, really exciting games.

The Egg Bowl, of course, was great. The Dawgs have won 4 of 5, 5 of 7 and 6 of 9 against Ole Miss. Having that game – and winning it – on Thanksgiving is a lot of fun. Then we get to sit back and enjoy the rest of the weekend’s action having already known State beat the Rebels.

Vanderbilt got to 8 wins, and Florida got to 8 losses. I almost feel bad for Georgia Tech – they are the ultimate little brother to UGA. Half their stadium was in red and black, they lose a 20 point lead and have now lost 12 of 13 to Mark Richt.

The game of the day was without a doubt the Iron Bowl. What a game. I was watching the ending and just in shock at what was happening, like, seriously Auburn is going to win like this?

I’ll have to say I was rooting against Missouri. I don’t know what it is, they just seem like outsiders. And to come in, and in their 2nd year make it to Atlanta is irritating considering we’ve been just once in 22 years. But hey, Ole Miss has never been, haha.

Power Rankings

1. Auburn, 11-1 (7-1) – When Auburn is having a magical season, there is no stopping them. It’s incredible the luck they can find at times. The Iron Bowl wasn’t so much luck as the UGA game, but the split-second that allowed Bama to attempt the field goal and then they ran it back. Wow.

2. Alabama, 11-1 (7-1) – This isn’t the same Tide team that they’ve had the last two years. They are really good but they’ve opened the door a couple times to get beat. The first time was against MSU with all the turnovers, and the second time was Saturday with all the special teams blunders. As great as their dynasty has been they’ve only won the West once in the last four years.

3. Missouri, 11-1 (7-1) – Mizzou is a really good team, I just don’t quite think they are as good as Bama. They’ve caught some breaks this year like playing UGA right after all their players got hurt and UT, and UF being down. Plus USC inexplicably losing to Tennessee which allowed them to win the East. But that’s no slight to them because they are a solid team.

4. South Carolina, 10-2 (6-2) – The ole ball coach is one of the greatest ever. South Carolina is on the verge of their third straight 11-2 season which comes on the heels of winning the East in 2010. They’ve beaten Clemson five straight times.

5. LSU, 9-3 (5-3) – The Bayou Bengals with another solid year. They had some holes on defense but were able to win some big games again. Close call vs. UPig.

6. Texas A&M, 8-4 (4-4) – As poor as their defense was all year it’s somewhat amazing they got to 8 wins, but Manziel is just so good. He’s wasn’t amazing in the last two games so the Aggies stumbled a little bit. It should be interesting to see whwere they go next year assuming he goes pro.

7. Vanderbilt, 8-4 (4-4) – Two straight years of eight regular wins at Vandy is incredible. I think that deserves a trip to the Gator Bowl just because of that feat, we’ll see if it happens.

8. Georgia, 8-4 (5-3) – Nice comeback with a backup QB in vs. GT. It was a strange year where they won some big games but lost several as well. Injuries hurt, but ultimately a disappointment in Athens.

9. Mississippi State, 6-6 (3-5) – Going bowling for the 4th straight year for the first time in school history. Winning these last two games is a great feeling for Bulldog nation. Feels better than the 8-4 last year at this time.

10. Ole Miss, 7-5 (3-5) – They finish BEHIND MSU in the SEC West for the 4th consecutive year. Two weeks ago it looked like they were about to blow past us, but with a loss in the bowl game and a MSU win, both teams will finish 7-6.

11. Tennessee, 5-7 (2-6) – Vols get the win vs. Kentucky and finish out a rough, rough schedule. But 5-7 is just bad at UT. They need to find a way to get better.

12. Florida, 4-8 (3-5) – Horrible year in Gainesville. A complete disaster. They’ll try to pick up the pieces with a new offensive coordinator, we’ll see.

13. Arkansas, 3-9 (0-8) – The Hogs got better every week. The trouble is they were dreadful at the beginning of SEC play so they never got a win. If they could’ve pulled off the upset in Baton Rouge it would have been huge for the program, but it didn’t happen.

14. Kentucky, 2-10 (0-8) – UK has a great recruiting class this year, but at some point they have to wonder if Mark Stoops will be able to turn it around – identical record to last year.