Alabama looked mortal, Texas might be back, and Mississippi State football was frightening. Week two was chaotic and the early SEC standings are odd.
A chaotic second week of college football led to some weird results for SEC football teams. And some notable upsets and plenty of close contests show the conference might have a bit more parity than expected.
After just two weeks of play in the 2023 season, just eight of the (current) 14 SEC teams remain unbeaten.
And that list does not include the LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, or Vanderbilt Commodores (okay, so what if that last one isn’t exactly all that shocking to anyone).
SEC football standings after Mississippi State football survives Arizona, Alabama football falls to Texas Longhorns
A ton of teams looked pretty mortal at times this week, and that certainly includes the Crimson Tide. That loss to Texas was fascinating and it’ll be interesting to see how Nick Saban’s bunch bounces back after a 10-point loss to the Longhorns.
Kentucky had an interesting challenge from Eastern Kentucky and the Wildcats only managed to win that game by 11 points. Arkansas got off to a sluggish start and the Mississippi State Bulldogs were taken to overtime by Arizona.
It was a weird week for the Southeastern Conference. And don’t be shocked if a ton of people start doubting the SEC’s dominance.
It’s more than fair to question that right now.
Right now, these standings don’t mean all that much. No SEC game has actually been played. But that changes this coming weekend. With SEC games being played comes a much more meaningful look at the conference as a whole.
And that means meaningful SEC standings.
Here’s to hoping that some teams continue to look vulnerable when they’re on the field this weekend (starting with the LSU Tigers).