Alabama Crimson Tide Record: 8-0 (5-0)
- I was all set to do a Lou Reed Memorial Power Poll when, out of nowhere, Mark Schlabach does a Lou Reed-themed Bottom 10 on ESPN. Beaten to the Lou punch by the Duck Dynasty book guy. Unbelievable. Shows how hard it is to come up with these lists every week, so I am still going to give the late Lou a few nods. This, it is worth noting that Alabama fans did a great job of Waiting For The Man (does anyone have to ask who The Man is?) by sticking around until the end of a 45-10 blowout.
Auburn Tigers Record: 7-1 (3-1)
The Tigers got their biggest win, by far, since the 2010 BCS game, last Saturday. Visions of grandeur are dancing in Auburn heads once more. They might vanish -- but who thought they would last this long?
LSU Tigers Record: 6-2 (3-2)
Just reading the occasional Les Miles quote does not do justice to the man. You have to see him coach live to appreciate the combination of talent and confusion he can bring.
Missouri Tigers Record: 7-1 (3-1)
Lou Reed's song-cycle about death ("Magic and Loss") was probably recorded in Missouri's north end zone. (And don't blame it all on the kicker.)
South Carolina Gamecocks Record: 6-2 (4-2)
Gritty win at Missouri. Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Allioti thinks the Gamecocks should have quit when they trailed 17-0.
Texas A&M Aggies Record: 5-1 (2-1)
Sweet Johnny Football added "indestructible" to "amazing" on his adjective list with his performance against Vanderbilt. Surely the A&M defense can hold UTEP to 42 points or so this week so he can get some rest.
Georgia Bulldogs Record: 4-3 (3-3)
It would probably shatter the mood at the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Jacksonville this weekend if someone played "Underneath the Bottle." If that doesn't do it, Florida's offense probably will.
Ole Miss Rebels Record: 5-3 (2-3)
Lou Reed's career spanned nearly 50 years, which means he didn't get to sing about Ole Miss winning the SEC.
Florida Gators Record: 4-3 (3-2)
How did the lyrics to "Walk on The Wild Side" get onto AM radio in 1972? How is the carnage that is the Florida offense not restricted to the cable channels and aired right where kids can see it? Questions to ponder.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Record: 3-3 (0-2)
Once again, it looks like the Bulldogs have a one-game season. Beat Ole Miss. (No, that isn't a "Venus In Furs" reference.)
Tennessee Volunteers Record: 4-4 (1-3)
Having fared poorly against the Red Team, UT will now try the Gold Team. Frankly, if I were the Orange Team, I would not try to avoid comparing colors in the first place.
Vanderbilt Commodores Record:4-3 (1-3)
Like John Cale's cello in the Velvet Underground, Vandy lends classical-style dignity to the SEC. But rarely kicks butt.
Arkansas Razorbacks Record: 3-5 (0-4)
Bret Bielema should take the Metal Machine Music approach. "We're not bad, we're experimental."
Kentucky Wildcats Record: 1-6 (0-4)
The Wildcats should break their losing streak against Alabama State. Whether that provides the impetus to leap out of the cellar depends on Arkansas.