The top two teams in the SEC are also the number one and two football programs in the nation. Alabama and LSU are the clear #1 and #2. Meanwhile in the SEC, Florida moves up and six teams remain undefeated. Here are my SEC rankings for this week:
1. Alabama 3-0 (1)
This Week: Florida Atlantic
Last Week: Beat Arkansas 52-0
Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron leads the SEC in pass efficiency. He's completed 64% of his passes for 607 yards, seven touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
2. LSU 3-0 (2)
This Week: at Auburn
Last Week: Beat Idaho 63-14
LSU has won an NCAA-best 16 consecutive regular-season games.
3. Georgia 3-0 (3)
This Week: Vanderbilt
Last Week: Beat Florida Atlantic 56-20
The Bulldogs have won 16 of the last 17 meetings against the Commodores.
4. South Carolina 3-0 (4)
This Week: Missouri
Last Week: Beat UAB 49-6
Gamecocks Coach Steve Spurrier announced Connor Shaw will start against the Tigers. Shaw has a bad throwing shoulder that forced him to miss the East Carolina game and the second-half of last week's win over the Blazers.
5. Florida 3-0 (7)
This Week: Kentucky
Last Week: Beat Tennessee 37-20
Playing well in the second-half is a big reason why the Gators are undefeated. Florida has outscored opponents in the 2nd half 50-13.
6. Mississippi State 2-0 (5)
This Week: South Alabama
Last Week: Beat Troy 30-24
You think the Saints defense is bad. Mississippi State gave up 572 yards of offense to Troy.
7. Missouri 2-1 (9)
This Week: at South Carolina
Last Week: Beat Arizona State 24-20
This will be Missouri's first road test as a member of the SEC.
8. Tennessee 2-1 (6)
This Week: Akron
Last Week: Lost to Florida 37-20
Volunteers got bad news this week as sophomore free safety Brandon Randolph will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. He's Tennessee's leading tackler.
9. Arkansas 1-2 (8)
This Week: Rutgers
Last Week: Lost to Alabama 52-0
QB Tyler Wilson says he's “extremely optimistic” he'll play against the Rutgers.
10. Ole Miss 2-1 (10)
This Week: at Tulane
Last Week: Lost to Texas 66-31
The Rebels gave up 676 yards of offense in the loss to the Longhorns. Maybe that will give Tulane fans some hope, even though Green Wave starting quarterback Ryan Griffin could miss Saturday's game with an injury to his throwing shoulder.
11. Vanderbilt 1-2 (12)
This Week: at Georgia
Last Week: Beat Presbyterian 58-0
The match-up to watch in Athens will be the Commodores stingy pass defense against Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray.
12. Auburn 1-2 (11)
This Week: LSU
Last Week: Beat ULM 31-28 OT
1998 was the last time Auburn was 1-and-3.
13. Texas A&M 1-1 (13)
This Week: South Carolina State
Last Week: Beat SMU 48-3
South Carolina State is the first of two FCS schools that the Aggies will play this season. One is bad enough.
14. Kentucky 1-2 (14)
This Week: at Florida
Last Week: Lost to Western Kentucky 32-31 in OT
We all know Kentucky fans care way more about basketball. But losing to an in-state school in football is embarrassing and might be the beginning of the end for head coach Joker Phillips.