Alabama Football: Week 4 SEC Team Power Rankings

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 21: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies argues with officials. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

No. 8 Texas A&M – 42 points (last week 57 points)

The aforementioned Texas A&M football team looked downright awful at times against Auburn on Saturday. To be honest, I’m amazed they were able to put up the numbers they did. Aggies’ QB Kellen Mond was being chased out of a pocket that consistently collapsed on him due to a young offensive line. It was a terrible matchup for that position group.

We all knew A&M had a murderer’s row of schedules in 2019, but getting a good Auburn team at home was at least supposed to alleviate some of the pressure. With Alabama coming to College Station in a couple of weeks and two road games to close off the season against Georgia and LSU, it makes you wonder if 8-4 is an attainable goal. The defense is good enough to keep them in a couple of those games, but the sieve-like nature of the o-line could prove to be A&M’s downfall.

The Aggies travel to Fayetteville this Saturday to take on the Razorbacks.

No. 9 South Carolina – 34 points (last week 40 points)

South Carolina is headed in the wrong direction. Bryan Edwards was sensational for the Gamecocks. He needed more help. Three turnovers killed Will Muschamp’s team but there were other problems as well. Missouri was stingy yielding rushing yards to the Gamecocks.

The Ryan Hilinski euphoria among South Carolina fans hit a wall. He hit on only 13 of 30 pass attempts. He also threw an interception and lost a fumble.

How weak was the Gamecocks rushing attack? It was 16 net yards weak.

For Missouri, quarterback Kelly Bryant contributed over 300 yards of offense.

It could get worse for Muschamp’s South Carolina team. Half of the remaining regular-season games are against ranked teams.