SEC football power rankings: What can $95M buy? Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M sub-lease cellar
Let's try to get our arms around the wild weekend that was in SEC football.
Tennessee blew a great shot at the College Football Playoff because it couldn't stop one of the worst offenses in the league. Ole Miss somehow scored only 27 points on 703 yards of offense, and blew a shot at a 10-win regular season. And Vanderbilt blew Texas A&M's shot at staying off the end of this list. Not like this, Jimbo.
Last week: 1
This week: vs. Georgia Tech
What to know: The Bulldogs offense can sputter once in awhile, but the defense doesn't know what that means.
Last week: 3
This week: at Texas A&M
What to know: The only FBS teams in Alabama that LSU didn't beat were Troy and South Alabama, who weren't on the schedule.
Last week: 2
This week: at Vanderbilt
What to know: In a 63-38 thumping of the Vols, a downright pedestrian South Carolina offense couldn't have scored more on a pinball machine.
Last week: 4
This week: vs. Auburn
What to know: Alabama is shooting for its 15th consecutive season of 10 wins or more, and people are complaining. There is no close second when it comes to fan expectations.
5. Ole Miss
Last week: 5
This week: vs. Mississippi State
What to know: A 15-point loss to Arkansas? Lane Kiffin has shown he can join the race in the SEC. Now he's got to figure out how to keep the Rebels from folding after they've fallen out of it.
6. South Carolina
Last week: 8
This week: at Clemson
What to know: Rattlers are supposed to warn people. This one didn't.
7. Mississippi State
Last week: 7
This week: at Ole Miss
What to know: It's Egg Bowl week, where every futile effort will be made to match the funniest TD celebration ever.
Last week: 10
This week: at Missouri
What to know: Hogs win! Now, about those two Ole Miss running backs who went 41 for 421 on the ground.
Last week: 9
This week: vs. Louisville
What to know: That Kentucky Derby horse that always breaks first out of the gate to hear its name, but ends up with a rear view of the field? That's UK football.
Last week: 6
This week: at Florida State
What to know: Not that Billy Napier's honeymoon in Gainesville was still ongoing, but after a loss to Vanderbilt, the bill for it has come due.
Last week: 11
This week: vs. Arkansas
What to know: Maybe Mizzou should've waited until Black Friday to ink Eli Drinkwitz to that contract extension. A home loss to Arkansas might've been good for a discount.
Last week: 12
This week: at Alabama
What to know: Carnell Williams can coach Auburn to bowl eligibility in an Iron Bowl. Tide had better be glad this one's in Tuscaloosa.
Last week: 14
This week: vs. Tennessee
What to know: Commodores exit the power rankings cellar with an upset of Florida. And who better than Jimbo to sub-lease it?
14. Texas A&M
Last week: 14
This week: vs. LSU
What to know: A $95 million coach for one SEC win. But are the Aggies really the worst team in the league if nobody's there to see it?
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