Week 5 SEC Power Rankings

1 of 15

Aaron Murray, Georgia Rebounding Nicely after Clemson Loss

ncaa
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

The past weekend’s slate of games in the SEC weren’t anything to write home about as there were zero games with two ranked opponents playing each other, so that left the LSU-Auburn game as the game of the week. In a week full of cupcake matchups and three teams on a bye week, there wasn’t much shuffling in this week’s edition of the power rankings, but that is sure to change with a good slate of games this upcoming weekend.

We did see two undefeated SEC teams suffer their first losses of the season as Auburn and Arkansas fell on the road. The loss for Arkansas came with play from their backup quarterback A.J. Derby, who came in for the injured Brandon Allen, and almost left Rutgers with a win. Auburn just ran into the buzzsaw that is the LSU Tigers in Tiger Stadium in a night game which is virtually impossible to knock them off.

Ole Miss was idle last week as they had an extra week to prepare for their trip to Tuscaloosa to take on Alabama in one of two games featuring two ranked teams playing each other. This will be a big test for Hugh Freeze’s club to see how far they have come and how far they still have to go to be on the level of the two-time defending champions.

For the second week in a row, LSU is one half of the conference’s game of the week as the No. 6 team in the country travels to Athens, Ga. to take on No. 9 Georgia with College Gameday in attendance for the battle of two top 10 teams.

After the first four weeks of the season, here is how the 14 teams in the conference stack up against each other.

Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickASchmidt and add him to your Google network.

2 of 15

14. Kentucky (1-2)

ncaa
Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Idle.

This week: Kentucky hosts No. 20 Florida.

3 of 15

13. Tennessee (2-2)

ncaa
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Tennessee lost at Florida 17-31.

This week: Tennessee hosts South Alabama (2-1).

4 of 15

T12. Mississippi State (2-2)

ncaa
Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Mississippi State defeated Troy 62-7.

This week: Idle. Host LSU Oct. 5.

5 of 15

T12.Vanderbilt (2-2)

ncaa
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Vanderbilt defeated Massachusetts 24-7.

This week: Vanderbilt hosts UAB.

6 of 15

10. Missouri (3-0)

ncaa
Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Missouri defeated Indiana 45-28.

this week: Missouri hosts Arkansas State.

7 of 15

9. Auburn (3-1)

ncaa
JD Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Auburn lost to LSU 35-21.

This week: Idle. Auburn hosts Ole Miss Oct. 5.

8 of 15

8. Arkansas (3-1)

ncaa
Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Arkansas lost at Rutgers 24-28.

This week: Arkansas hosts Texas A&M.

9 of 15

7. Florida (2-1)

ncaa
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Florida defeated Tennessee 31-17.

This week: Florida at Kentucky.

10 of 15

6. Ole Miss (3-0)

ncaa
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Idle.

This week: Ole Miss at Alabama.

11 of 15

5. South Carolina (2-1)

ncaa
Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Idle.

This week: South Carolina at UCF.

12 of 15

4. Georgia (2-1)

ncaa
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Georgia defeated North Texas 45-21.

This week: Georgia hosts LSU.

13 of 15

3. Texas A&M (3-1)

ncaa
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Texas A&M defeated SMU 42-10.

This week: Texas A&M at Arkansas.

14 of 15

2. LSU (4-0)

ncaa
Crystal LoGiudice3-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: LSU defeated Auburn 35-21.

this week: LSU at Georgia.

15 of 15

1. Alabama (3-0)

ncaa
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Last week: Alabama defeated Colorado State 31-6.

This week: Alabama hosts Ole Miss.

Related Links

Week 4 SEC Power Rankings

Top 25 SEC Freshmen for 2013

Top 25 SEC Draft-Eligible Prospects

Around the Web