Alabama Football: Week 4 SEC Team Power Rankings

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 14: Nick Starkelof the Arkansas Razorbacks throws a pass. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

No. 12 Arkansas Razorbacks – 17 points (last week 21 points)

SEC football teams are not supposed to lose to San Jose State, especially on a home, SEC field. Arkansas failed miserably. The Razorbacks never led in the game. Hogs quarterback Nick Starkel threw five interceptions.

The University of Arkansas paid $1.5M for the embarrassing defeat.

No. 13 Vanderbilt Commodores – 15 points (last week 12)

The only joy in Nashville Saturday came from LSU fans or the great majority of the city who were totally disinterested in the game. On Twitter, Cole Cubelic accurately described it as Vandy “got off to a bad start and never slowed down.”

That great description could be paired with other words, longtime Nashville, country music icon Roger Miller once used to define his career. Long ago Miller said his career “started off slow and then tapered off.”

Nashville is a great city. Vanderbilt is a fine university. The football is sadly lacking.

No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers – 8 points (last week 7 points)

The Vols are a bad football team. The only suspense now is when will Phil Fulmer fire Jeremy Pruitt and take over the team.