Alabama, Georgia in a league of their own in Week 2 SEC Power Rankings, but everyone's a winner

Cecil Hurt
The Tuscaloosa News
Sep 11, 2021; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats tight end Justin Rigg (83) and running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) celebrate a touchdown scored by Rodriguez during the first quarter against the Missouri Tigers at Kroger Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the SEC Power Rankings after two weeks of play. Every team in the league has a win now. Feel good, everybody! 

No. 1 Alabama (2-0)

Last Week: 1

This week: at Florida

What to know: The last time Alabama played in front of a full, hostile SEC stadium (Auburn 2019), the results weren’t so good.

Big play:Alabama football completes 14-point swing with fourth-down stop, 94-yard touchdown pass

No. 2 Georgia (2-0)

Last Week: 2

This week: vs. South Carolina 

What to know: Alabama still wears the lineal crown, but no one has two more impressive wins than Georgia – and with two different quarterbacks. 

No. 3 Texas A&M (2-0)

Last Week: 3

This week: vs. New Mexico 

What to know: Altitude sickness in Colorado was narrowly avoided. Kyle Field should be more friendly and oxygen-rich. 

No. 4 Florida (2-0)

Last Week: 4

This Week: vs. Alabama 

What to know: Alabama is making its first visit to Gainesville in a decade and there will be 10 years of pent-up hostility at kickoff  

No. 5 Auburn (2-0)

Last Week: 5

This week: at Penn State 

What to know: After two cupcakes, the mystery team of the SEC steps into the bright lights of Happy Valley, where questions will be answered. 

No. 6 Ole Miss (2-0)

Last Week: 7

This week: vs Tulane 

What to know: Rebels quarterback Matt Corral is putting up Heisman numbers so far, but the Heisman-level opposition comes later. 

LSU coach Ed Orgeron watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against UCLA on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

No. 7 LSU (1-1) 

Last Week: 6

This week: vs. Central Michigan 

What to know: The Tigers look the part athletically, but it still doesn’t feel like all the wiring has been connected. 

No. 8 Kentucky (2-0)

Last Week: 8

This week: vs. Chattanooga 

What to know: Kentucky is your SEC leader. Mark Stoops for SEC Coach of the Year.

No. 9 Arkansas (2-0)

Last Week: 11

This week: vs. Georgia Southern 

What to know: The Razorbacks had a raucous (and deserved,) celebration after beating Texas on Saturday night and better have clear eyes for Georgia Southern. 

No. 10 Mississippi State (2-0)

Last Week: 10

This week: at Memphis 

What to know: Those underrated Bulldogs make a trip that absolutely must include a Mike Leach visit to Graceland . 

The winning pass:Watch Mississippi State QB Will Rogers' game-winning touchdown pass to Jaden Walley

No. 11 Missouri (1-1) 

Last Week: 9

This week: vs.SE Missouri 

What to know: There are sometimes losses you can stand if you improve. The Tigers are 0-1 in SEC play but can still make noise this season.  

Tennessee fans eat a meal in the stands before of a game against Pittsburgh at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

No. 12 Tennessee (1-1) 

Last Week: 12 

This week: vs. Tennessee Tech 

What to know: The pain of a coaching transition showed as there were too many missed opportunities in the Vols’ loss to Pitt.

The winning pass:Watch Mississippi State QB Will Rogers' game-winning touchdown pass to Jaden Walley

No. 13 South Carolina (2-0)

Last Week: 13 

This week: at Georgia 

What to know: Shane Beamer always looks like the happiest guy in America. But check back after the Gamecocks play Georgia. 

The winning pass:Watch Mississippi State QB Will Rogers' game-winning touchdown pass to Jaden Walley

No. 14 Vanderbilt (1-1) 

Last Week: 14

This week: vs. Stanford 

What to know: No “ha ha, they should play chess” jokes this week as Stanford and Vandy — yes, Vandy — play in the wake of big wins.