Alabama Football: SEC Football Week 9 Power Rankings

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No. 11 – South Carolina; 19 points – previous ranking, No. 11

The Gamecocks play A&M this Saturday. That’s all I got.

No. 12 – LSU Tigers; 17 points – previous ranking, No. 7

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. And then rise. And then fall again.

After a blowout victory in Death Valley over South Carolina in Baton Rouge last weekend, it looked like LSU was getting it figured out. Then they ran into Gus Malzahn. It’s always strange when a team scores only 11 points in a game. You almost feel like scoring zero would’ve been better.

However way you cut it, this Tigers team is obviously feeling the effects of losing 643 talented players to this year’s draft on top of both of their coordinators. Coach O is recruiting for the future and I suspect that 2020 is going to end up being more of a bug than a feature for LSU.

No. 13 – Mississippi State Bulldogs; 11 points – previous ranking, No. 13

Mississippi State knew that by hiring Mike Leach, Year One was going to be a season of trial and error. It was that way for Leach at Texas Tech and Washington State, as well. In a couple of years, we’ll all be talking about how maddening it is to play them. For now, though, they lost 41-0 to Alabama Football in Tuscaloosa. There’s no more sobering reality than that.

No. 14 – Vanderbilt Commodores; 5 points – previous ranking, No. 14

Please oh please rescue Derek Mason and this Vanderbilt team. Pull them out of the fire. Have mercy on their poor souls. They’re too busy trying to figure out how the hell to eradicate a deadly virus. HELP THEM!

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Sympathy for the Commodores is warranted. So is the joy Alabama football fans feel watching LSU’s fall from grace.