1. ALABAMA (9-1, 6-1 SEC)
Bama’s chances of a second straight ‘do over’ are very real.
2. GEORGIA (9-1, 7-1)
Bulldogs lurking in BCS weeds, waiting for someone to slip up.
3. FLORIDA (9-1, 7-1)
Gimpy Gators beat LSU, A&M, but wouldn’t want to play them now.
4. LSU (8-2, 4-2)
Tigers hitting stride, but may be too late for anything but Cotton.
5. TEXAS A&M (8-2, 5-2)
For his next trick, Johnny Football will cure male baldness.
6. SOUTH CAROLINA (8-2, 6-2)
Wofford gives Spurrier week to prepare new material for Dabo.
7. MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-3, 3-3)
’Dogs should beat Arkansas, but last 3 games have taken a toll.
8. VANDERBILT (6-4, 4-3)
Did the Mayans predict Vandy would go 8-4 in 2012, too?
9. OLE MISS (5-5, 2-4)
Will LSU, State freeze Rebels’ charge at respectability?
10. MISSOURI (5-5, 2-5)
One more win and it’s Shakespeare’s pizzas for everyone.
11. ARKANSAS (4-6, 2-4)
Having to win out for bowl wasn’t on Arky preseason radar.
12. TENNESSEE (4-6, 0-6)
End, new beginning can’t come soon enough for woeful Vols.
T-13. AUBURN (2-8, 0-7)
Auburn has one more win than Kentucky, but ...
T-13. KENTUCKY (1-9, 0-7)
... misery on this grand a scale deserves company.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Ole Miss at No. 8 LSU, 2:30 p.m. (CBS)
Arkansas at Mississippi State, 11:21 a.m. (SEC Network)
Western Carolina at No. 4 Alabama, 11:21 a.m. (SEC Network)
Jacksonville State at No. 7 Florida, noon
Wofford at No. 12 South Carolina, noon
Georgia Southern at No. 5 Georgia, 12:30 p.m.
Alabama A&M at Auburn, 1 p.m.
Sam Houston State at No. 9 Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m.
Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Syracuse at Missouri, 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Samford at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m.
All times Central
GAME OF THE WEEK
Ole Miss at LSU
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Tiger Stadium (CBS)
In a weak week for SEC football, the renewal of this ancient rivalry is the best of a mediocre lot. The Rebels have made huge strides under first-year coach Hugh Freeze, a win from bowl eligibility after going 2-10 in 2011. QB Bo Wallace leads an Ole Miss offense averaging 413.2 ypg, including 247.6 passing. Meanwhile, LSU’s offense has finally gained a long-sought balance with QB Zach Mettenberger, who has thrown for 571 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs the last two games.
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