Alabama Football: SEC Football Week 5 Power Rankings

Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports /

It is only Week 2 in the SEC but after a wild weekend, Alabama football already has a one game lead in the SEC West division.

Alabama football fans should be absolutely thrilled with how this weekend of college football played out. Losses by many supposed “contenders” put Alabama squarely in control of the SEC West. Perhaps the biggest surprise in the SEC was the Arkansas Razorbacks taking down the Mississippi State Bulldogs just a week after they set multiple passing records against the defending champs.

It wasn’t just the SEC with surprises. The day started with TCU upsetting No. 9 Texas, effectively shutting down this year’s cries of “Texas is back”. The BIG-12 got even more chaotic when the night would end with Oklahoma losing back-to-back games. This time it was Iowa State taking down the Sooners. Oklahoma State is now the leader in the BIG-12.

It didn’t stop there either. UCF dropped a stunner to Tulsa to ruin any chance they had of getting into the playoffs. Alabama football fans will also be happy to know that Auburn looked completely overmatched against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers could not get anything going against Georgia’s defense and Bo Nix was simply dreadful. Their lone offensive bright spot was Freshman RB Tank Bigsby.

On the other side, Georgia didn’t look great especially in the second half. They looked good but not great. The defense was fantastic but it could be said that Auburn’s dreadful playcalling and porous offensive line were just as much to blame for the UGA D’s performance. Florida still looks like the team to beat in the East but who will challenge Alabama football in the West? The season has just begun and we can speculate all day but only time will tell.

Now, down to the rankings. There was a lot of shakeup in this week’s power rankings. As always, our power rankings are calculated based on votes by the Bama Hammer staff. A first place vote gets 14 points and a 14th place vote gets one point. Teams are then ranked based on total points. Go here if you want to see how we ranked the teams after Week 1.

This week we had six voters so there are 84 total points possible. Now let’s jump right into it.