Alabama Football: Week Three SEC Power Rankings

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No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (3-0); Last week No. 4; Predicted regular season ceiling – 8 wins

Mark Stoops’ new passing attack was needed Saturday, but it should not have been. The Cats’ offensive line and rushing attack should have run through Chattanooga. Will Levis passed for 254 yards and it still took a 95-yard pick-six to provide the winning, 28-23 margin. The Wildcats defense was unimpressive against the Mocs’ rushing attack. Kentucky is not good enough to be flat in a game. Stoops will try to make sure the lesson was well-learned.

No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies (3-0); Last week No. 6; Predicted regular season ceiling – 8 wins

New QB starter, Zach Calzada did okay against the New Mexico Lobos. He threw for 275 yards but completed less than 58 percent of his passes. Jimbo Fisher relied on the rushing of Isaiah Spiller and that was all the Aggies really needed to beat the Lobos. There was not much to be learned from a win over such a weak team.

No. 4 Florida Gators (2-1); Last week No. 5; Predicted regular season ceiling – 9 wins

For the record, a few days ago, I was wrong when I said the Gators were confused by thinking the Florida program is close to being equal to Alabama Football. On Saturday afternoon, they came close to being the better team. I am still not sure if Florida can deliver that kind of performance in road games, but their away schedule is favorable. Their win ceiling was moved from eight to nine wins.

No. 3 Ole Miss (3-0); Last week No. 3; Predicted regular season ceiling  – 9 wins

Ole Miss beat a team that gave Oklahoma fits -and they did it by 40 points, winning 61-21. Against the Tulane Green Wave, Matt Corral played like the next Heisman Trophy winner. The Ole Miss offense is scary. Kiffin could have chosen to run up more points on Tulane. The defense is better. How much better is still not known.