SEC Power Rankings: Thoroughbreds Alabama, Florida sprint while others drag home

Cecil Hurt
The Tuscaloosa News

Some SEC teams, mercifully enough, have concluded their 2020 season, barring an “anything goes” bowl bid. There is another weekend to go before the SEC Championship game settles things, but a shake-up prior to that would be a major surprise. 

1. Alabama (9-0) 

How many yards would a random college student gain if he won a “Be Najee For A Day” contest and got to run behind that offensive line?

2. Texas A&M (7-1) 

The Aggies needed to play twice for their slim CFP hopes. Now they are even slimmer. 

3. Florida (8-1) 

The Gators need to find some semblance of a running game. They can outscore LSU without one, but Alabama is a different matter. 

4. Georgia (6-2) 

Scott Cochran is good at what he does, but the fit at Vanderbilt would be like me at a Spring Break Speedo Contest. 

5. Auburn (5-4) 

The main argument about Gus Malzahn recently is that he isn’t consistent, but now he’s becoming consistent in a way Auburn doesn’t want. 

6. Missouri (5-3)  

He’s not Mac Jones. He’s not Kyle Trask. But Connor Bazelak has quietly had a good season for Mizzou.

7. Ole Miss (4-4) 

There are many injustices in 2020, but not getting to watch the Ole Miss offense play 10 times is a shame.  

8. LSU (3-5) 

Will the last player to opt out at LSU please turn off the drive-thru daiquiri machine? 

9. Arkansas (3-6) 

The Razorbacks appear certain to finish 3-7, but it has been a fun 3-7. 

10. Kentucky (4-6) 

The Wildcats really need to find a quarterback in the offseason. Preferably one who isn’t a wide receiver. 

11. Mississippi State (2-6) 

Mike Leach gained a lot of goodwill in Week One, lost most of it at midseason and has been slowly winning it back. 

12. Tennessee (2-6) 

Not saying this game is critical for Jeremy Pruitt, but it’s hard to sell that used orange gear on eBay.  

13. South Carolina (2-8) 

Season done and now Shane Beamer has a big job ahead.  

14. Vanderbilt (0-8) 

If Sarah Fuller kicks a game-winning field goal against Tennessee, the ground may open up and swallow Knoxville whole. 

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