SEC Power Rankings, Etc.


Don’t know what it is – maybe getting locked out of my car this morning – but I’m downright cranky with my SEC Power Rankings this week. Maybe it was something I ate in Baton Rouge.

Team (Pvs): Comment
1. LSU (3):The coaches got it right, not the AP voters. LSU is more talented and will indeed whip some Tide tail come Nov. 8.
2. Alabama (5): Just waiting for the other shoe to drop. I’ll check in on Nov. 8.
3. Florida (1): Really, who can you put ahead of the Gators? Ole Miss? Seriously?
4. Auburn (4): It’s teams like Auburn that make the SEC more inscrutable every week.
5. Vanderbilt (6): I have a hard time believing the Commodores are better than Georgia. Again, the shoe-dropping thing.
6. Georgia (2): Fans wore their black apparel all week to mourn the death of Georgia’s national title hopes.
7. Ole Miss (8): Always an injury away from irrelevance.
8. Tennessee (7): The SEC cellar is expanding.
9. Kentucky (9): Pansies.
10. South Carolina (10): I wanted to pick the Gamecocks to win but couldn’t pull the trigger. Pansy.
11. Mississippi State (11): A welcome week off for the Bulldogs.
12. Arkansas (12): Can you say 0-8?

Now, for some quotes from Wednesday’s SEC teleconference:

• Vandy’s Bobby Johnson: “The programs in our league aren’t backing up. … We’ve got to increase our talent, we’ve got to increase our execution. The onus is on us to get better.”

• Alabama’s Nick Saban, on focusing after the big Georgia win: “Our team certainly needs to show some maturity about where we are right now relative to intensity.” Nicely put.

• Georgia’s Mark Richt, on the Bama loss: “Our fans were unbelievable, they were loud, they sustained it. Even at halftime when you think they would’ve gone home, they were still there. … We had the atmosphere you need to try to derail someone.”

Now for some notes:

• The SEC continues to have the nation’s top non-conference winning percentage in 2008 (26-5, 83.9 percent). The second highest percentage belongs to the Big 12 at 38-10 (79.2 percent).

• LSU’s Colt David is now second on the SEC career PAT made list with 169.  He needs 19 to tie Tennessee’s Jeff Hall (188) for the SEC lead.

• The average SEC game time this season is 3 hours, 11 minutes, down 12 minutes from last year.

• In the SEC this season, there have been 62 scoring drives of two minutes or less while there have been 32 that have been five minutes or longer.

• In 11 conference games this season, eight have been decided by 10 points or less (72.7 percent of games).  The average winning margin of the 11 games is 9.91 points per game


51 Responses to “SEC Power Rankings, Etc.”

  1. oxfordrebel Says:

    Everyone else gets shot to heck and back, and all you can say about the bulldogs is “a welcome off week”?

    How about stating the obvious, like “We suck again”

  2. BirdZ! Says:

    I would have Flip-flopped Auburn and UGA, Brad. Not bad, though. I agree with the rest. We’ll see what UK has this weekend, which is probably “not much”.

  3. bigdraws Says:

    OR you obviously didn’t read his article earlier in the week. Pick up a newspaper every now and then.

  4. The Prez Says:

    Yeah Brad, how about “We suck again” or “we only won 3 games last year” or “we went winless in our conference last year” or “LSU is by far our biggest rival”. wait a second…….uh-huh……….right……m’kay. nevermind, that wasn’t us.

  5. oxfordrebel Says:

    Don’t get your panties in a wad guys, most of y’all have been saying that exact same thing, why is it any different when I say it?

  6. The Prez Says:

    OR, i didn’t wear panties today. (wink wink)

  7. bigdraws Says:

    Because you’re trying to say he takes it easy on State when it comes to being critical. He had a whole article that was critical on State this week. Now go sabatoge another ribeye with your stinking A1 sauce.

  8. oxfordrebel Says:

    I just thought it was funny that State got off with an easy ad-lib, thought I’d ad my own title. I try to point out any homer-istic instances when I see’em 😉

  9. bigdraws Says:

    That’s why I posted the link for ya. Figured you must’ve missed it since you posted something that dumb.

  10. bigdraws Says:

    Has us ranked 11 out of 12 teams and he’s being a homer. I think that A1 must be killing your brain cells.

  11. oxfordrebel Says:


  12. Brad Locke Says:

    Look for my midseason progress report in Sunday’s paper. Won’t be pretty.

  13. oxfordrebel Says:

    I’m breaking out the A1 Saturday night, got a couple of ribeyes in the fridge just praying to be cooked

  14. bigdraws Says:

    The grocery store should have repo rights for people like you.

  15. The Prez Says:

    so you’re saying your midseason progress report is going to look like OR’s ribeyes?

  16. olemiss1581 Says:

    thats more than the little bull pups will be breaking out. They will more than likely break out another loss with a side of website and with a last place ranking in D-1 for desert. lol state is such a bunch of losers its pathetic

  17. bigdraws Says:

    That’s what I’m saying Prez. You have such a great way with words.

  18. oxfordrebel Says:

    I don’t think so, unless the report is going to be perfectly seared on the outside with a tender, juicy, red inside. And a dab of A1 to accompany it.

  19. bigdraws Says:

    Don’t insult the cow by putting that crap on a good steak, please. Save the A1 for Bonanza.

  20. The Prez Says:

    I’ll admit. i used to love eating A1 while watching Bonanza.

  21. The Prez Says:

    oh and Brad. I hope your report doesn’t have a juicy red inside. Because i probably won’t read it if it does.

  22. oxfordrebel Says:

    I don’t think the cow will care…

  23. bigdraws Says:

    I don’t either. That’s what you told me when I told you I marinated a steak. You told me I was covering up the taste of the meat. Then you admitted to putting A1 on yours. LOL, glad I don’t eat at your house, if you have to put that on it.

  24. bigdraws Says:

    “covering up the taste of the meat. ”

    That’s what she said.

  25. oxfordrebel Says:

    Don’t start the insults, I’ll slap you in the face with a flank steak 🙂

  26. bigdraws Says:

    The only insult is putting A1 on a good steak.

  27. oxfordrebel Says:

    OMG, you’re gonna drag this on for forever aren’t you…

    Grill-snob strikes again

  28. bigdraws Says:


  29. imabulldog Says:

    Olemiss1581, you are pathetic.

    – first, I’m not in the fire Croon crowd, but you know all of you ‘pathetic’ rebel fans were calling for Coach Caveman’s head last year, right?

    – and by the way, everyone in the SEC hates yall, not just saying that because we do, the whole SEC hates yall because of people like you who absolutely define why everyone hates Ole Miss. Stuck up and arrogant fans.

    You my friend are pathetic, and don’t come off all high and mighty acting like your team is special because they beat an overranked and could care less UF team. Long season left for us both, for you to run your mouth the way you do.

  30. oxfordrebel Says:

    ima, I think that you’re speaking for a few more people than you are credible to represent by saying that everyone hates us.

  31. oxfordrebel Says:

    but, I just wrote what dude said, and it would piss me off too if someone came to PA’s board and said that

  32. oxfordrebel Says:

    not “wrote”, read

  33. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    ima, cool down a bit, I don’t hate Ole Miss. Think they have a pretty good football team in the making.

  34. dawgx Says:

    Oxfordrebel & olemiss1581…
    remind me again…when was the last time Ole Miss played in an SEC Football Championship Game? Or had a winning season, or went to a bowl game. Ima is right pretty much everyone hates Ole Miss…haven’t you noticed the shirts, bumper stickers, etc…”Avoid the Rush Hate Ole Miss Early”. One good win on the road doesn’t make a team…we will see how well your guys handle all the new found fame. Remember you guys still have USC, Alabama, Ark, Aub, and LSU left…not to mention the game at the end of the year that is always a good game…no matter what the records are!

    There are a lot of people that want Croom gone, just like those at Ole Miss that wanted that big headed, dumb 5th grader you guys had until we helped seal the deal with your defeat in Starkville last year. Shouldn’t you guys be thanking us for beating you last year?

    I personally like some things about Croom…but I think he had better get ready to make changes for the good of the team.

  35. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    dawgx, I am not one of those that would like to see Coach Croom gone. I would like to see him stay.

  36. bigdraws Says:

    I’ll bet you would JB.

  37. maroondog Says:

    I hate to ask this question, but me and some friends at work have been debating this and I want to hear some more opinions: Would you rather see Croom beat Ole Miss if it meant he kept his job, or lose to Ole Miss if it meant he lost his job? The last scenario worked for Ole Miss pretty well. Most of my friends said that as long as we beat Ole Miss, they’re okay. I don’t know.

  38. bigdraws Says:

    I never want to lose to OM. Period.

  39. imabulldog Says:

    DawgX, thanks bub.

    JB, you can’t get in on the argument and give your opinion as if you are an outsider, we know where you loyalty lies. Come on JB, rabbit bacca again? 🙂

    And for 1851, I’ve been around, I worked with State Fball for 3 years, I’ve been on the fields, and as soon as I would shake hands with a player, coach, or anyone else at a visitors stadium, it didn’t take long for the to say “we hate em’ as much as y’all do!”

    Oxfordreb, I like you man, you’ve always been cool, but that pipsqueek named 1851 needs to know his role and watch his mouth. I guess he wants to be a Dog, he just can’t keep his eyes off our blog

  40. imabulldog Says:

    I still want CC, with 2 or 3 new coaches

  41. bigdraws Says:

    Croom = A1 sauce

  42. imabulldog Says:

    what’s olemiss1851 equal draws?

  43. oxfordrebel Says:

    thx ima, the feeling is mutual. I just hate for people to see how a few jackasses act and automatically apply it to an entire fan base.

    And dawgx, I can honestly say that I’ve never seen any of those bumper stickers, shirts, etc. I would imagine that the majority of people that have seen them would be the people that were looking for them. Not everyone hates Ole Miss, just the majority of MSU and LSU fans. It’s called a rivalry, it’s supposed to be that way. If I had a dime for everytime I heard “I don’t care if we lose every game, as long as we beat State” and vice versa, I’d be retired by now. And no need to address the rest of your post, it’s only the gazillionth time i’ve ever seen it, and we all know how it ends.

  44. thingreenline Says:

    “a few jackasses”?

    You don’t get a reputation from just “a few jackasses.”

  45. thingreenline Says:

    Just stating the obvious.

  46. thingreenline Says:

    And what happened to 1581? He must be in the middle of a membership-exclusive Star Trek marathon.
    Or, volunteering for another hazing session that involves a blue-ribbon goat. He must be an ATO [deleted].

  47. oxfordrebel Says:

    Maybe more than a few, but State is more biased towards UM (and vice versa) than is 90% of the other schools. Most of the other SEC schools, especially in the East, don’t even have an opinion about us.

  48. olemiss1581 Says:

    nothing happend to me, im still here. and neh not everyone in the SEC hates us as much as yall, and the last time ole miss played in bowl game? Cotton Bowl 2003. we won, see they had to send somebody over there that would actually win the game, not get blown out by a dope smoking running back like Ricky Williams and let him run the score up on yall….get over it state, you suck again, and again, and again. Hey look at the bright side, at least you wont lose this weekend…haha idiots!!!

  49. thingreenline Says:

    I guess it makes you feel like a man to say to us what everyone was saying about UM last year. 0-8. Even we didn’t do that!

    You probably don’t even go to UM. That’s how big a loser you are.

    Now, since you can’t come up with an original thought, let’s hear you say the same thing over and over. We can read this stuff and we’re done with it. But you’re the tampon that takes the time in between jerking off to underage porn to keep typing the same thing. So what does that say about you? That you’re an annoying fan for a school that you don’t even go to?

  50. imabulldog Says:

    a Heisman trophy dope smoking RB I might add. And I hate to tell you, but we don’t give people reasons to hate us. Unless you’re an Ole Miss fan, but that’s rivalry.

    We’re not the one known for our ‘Awesome’ smelling crap.

    TGL, you said it, 0-8, wow!?!?

    And he probably is a sidewalk alumni

  51. dawgx Says:

    2003? I believe it was actually 2004(year played) shows how much you know about Ole Miss Football. We played and won our bowl game last year. I noticed you didn’t address the coveted SEC Championship visit to Atl, I guess it is because you guys are the only team in the SEC West to not visit the ATL. You also didn’t address the fact that you haven’t had a winning season in a long time. Even your boy Eli “the saviour of Ole Miss” couldn’t get you to the coveted SEC Championship game.

    As far as the Cotton Bowl goes…wasn’t that the first bowl you guys had been to other than the Independence, Music City, or Motor City Bowls in a long time?…And didn’t you guys have Eli Manning the Hesiman Trophy Winner? You guys also didn’t face a Texas team that you had beaten the last few times you played them like we did! I know we lost to Texas…but they also had the Heisman Trophy Winner who might I add only scored twice in that game…he didn’t run the score up on us…and the fact that he smokes dope should appeal to the Ole Miss “PARTY SCHOOL” fans.

    You are right about one thinkg We “won’t lose this weekend”, but you guys will!
    Oh, and if we “suck again, again, and again”…just remember we beat you last year and we played and won our bowl game last year…Ole Miss was looking for a new coach…your welcome!

    As far as calling us idiots…you don’t know me…I don’t know you…and you better hope it stays that way!

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