September 19, 2007
SEC Power Poll
Week Three is in the books and the Southeastern Conference is shaping up to be as interesting as ever in 2007. Take a look at where the Crimson Tide stacks up among SEC teams after three weeks of play in our SEC Power Poll...
|SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE POWER RANKINGS|
The Bengal Tigers continued to assert their dominant status in the SEC with a 44-0 shutout over lowly Middle Tennessee State. With start Matt Flynn out with an injury, backup quarterback Ryan Perrilloux showed the Tigers are as deep as anyone in the nation when it comes to the QB spot.
The Tigers host Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks this week.
After entering the season with plenty of questions marks, the Gators gave some answers Saturday with a definitive win over rival Tennessee trouncing the Vols 59-20. The win establishes the Gators as legit national title contenders and sets up a massive clash in Baton Rouge on October 6.
Florida will host the struggling Ole Miss Rebels this weekend.
|Alabama Crimson Tide|
After exploding to a 21-0 lead, then losing it late only to march down the field and earn its first come-from-behind victory since 2001, Alabama earned its first major win of the Nick Saban era against Arkansas in a last-second thriller in Tuscaloosa. The question is, can the Tide recover after the pummeling it received from the Hogs?
The Tide host the Georgia Bulldogs in T-Town this Saturday night.
|South Carolina Gamecocks|
The Gamecocks took a breather after their huge win over Georgia by hosting South Carolina State and winning 38-3. How will the Gamecocks fair against some of the SEC's top competition
We'll find out this weekend as South Carolina travels to Baton Rouge to face LSU.
The Wildcats earned perhaps their biggest victory in over a decade by defeated in-state rival Louisville in a 40-34 shootout in Lexington. The Wildcats offense is powerful but the Big Blue needs to shore up its defense to have a chance against the SEC's power programs.
Kentucky travels to Arkansas this weekend.
The Bulldogs rebounded from their loss to South Carolina with a 45-16 route of Western Carolina. Knowshon Moreno is proving to be one of the SEC's top backs but the young offensive line must show improvement for the Bulldog offense to get going.
Georgia hits the road to take on Alabama this weekend.
After falling behind early, the Razorbacks fought back to take a late lead against Alabama thanks to the unstoppable effort of Darren McFadden. Despite losing in the end, the Razorback offense showed it's capable of moving the ball and putting up points both on the ground and through the air.
Arkansas hosts the Kentucky Wildcats this weekend.
The Vols suffered a disappointing loss to the Florida Gators surrendering eight touchdowns to the Tim Tebow-led Gator offense. The Vols will need to find some offense before their season begins to fall apart.
Tennessee hosts Arkansas State this weekend.
After a shocking overtime loss to South Florida, the Tigers continued to struggle in Week Three dropping a 19-14 decision to Mississippi State. The coaching staff hope freshman quarterback Kodi Burns can inject new life into the stunted Auburn offense.
This week Auburn hosts New Mexico State.
|Mississippi State Bulldogs|
Thanks to a tenacious defense the Bulldogs came up with the major win Sly Croom was looking for with an upset over Auburn. Anthony Dixon must continue to carry the Bulldog offense while MSU sorts out its quarterback situation.
The Bulldogs host Gardner-Webb this week.
The Commodores earned their first SEC win of the season with a 31-17 thrashing of Ole Miss in Nashville. With Chris Nickson feeling healthy again the Commodores may have a chance to pull off an upset or two before the season is done.
The Commodores next host Eastern Michigan in Nashville.
|Ole Miss Rebels|
Without an effective passing game, the Rebels don't pose much of a challenge to opposing defenses despite the skills of running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. With Texas transfer Jevan Snead still a year away from being eligible, it could be a long season for the Rebels.
Ole Miss travels to Gainesville to take on the Florida Gators this week.
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