Alabama Football: Week Two SEC Power Rankings

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No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) Predicted regular season ceiling – 8 wins

Last week the Aggies were ranked No. 3. Jimbo’s offense was dreadful against Colorado until a late drive provided the winning touchdown. The Aggies trailed the Buffs most of the game. Losing quarterback Haynes King was a blow that could have a lasting impact. Zach Calzada replaced King and had a decent game. His fumble just before crossing the goal line was a major mistake, but he led the winning drive impressively. The Aggies produced only 288 yards of total offense. The running game was weak. Jimbo needs his team to improve in multiple areas, especially his offensive line.

No. 5 Florida Gators (2-0) Predicted regular season ceiling – 8 wins

Last week the Gators were ranked  No. 5. In week two, Dan Mullen’s two-quarterback system worked. His backup, Anthony Richardson did leave the game late with an injury, and his status when Alabama Football comes to The Swamp is not known. The Gators cranked out 666 yards of offense but the South Florida secondary was horrible. The Gators might be very good, but it is impossible to tell from their first two opponents. The defense appears to be somewhat better than last season but has not been tested by a real offense.

No. 4  Kentucky Wildcats (2-0) Predicted regular season ceiling – 8 wins

Last week the Wildcats were at No. 6. Taking down a good Missouri team gave their resume the edge over the Gators. In week one, the buzz about Mark Stoops’ team was about the new passing attack. In week two, the Cats relied more on their traditional power football style. Chris Rodriquez Jr. is a punishing running back with skills.  He rushed for 207 yards against Missouri. The new quarterback, Will Levis can be very good. Transfer Wandale Robinson is explosive. Kentucky has playmakers and the offensive line is outstanding. It is tempting to push their win ceiling up to nine games.