Alabama Football: Power Ranking the SEC after week three

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No. 11 – Kentucky Wildcats (3-0) Previous Week No. 10

Being undefeated means nothing when the wins are over Eastern Kentucky, Ball State and Akron. Even with Devin Leary at quarterback, the Kentucky offense is too often marred by mistakes. Turnovers and penalties hurt them against Akron and the Cats had to score 14, 4th-quarter points to make the game appear to be a blowout at 35-3. The Wildcats can improve and are fortunate to have a solid defensive team.

Next up: Kentucky on the road at Vandy.

No. 10 – Texas A&M Aggies (2-1) Previous Week No. 6

An easy win over ULM on Saturday is meaningless. I am not sold on the Texas A&M coaching staff. Apparently, oddsmakers are not either, with a bad Auburn team coming to College Station and the Aggies favored by only six points. There are rumblings coming out of College Station that Jimbo Fisher’s huge buyout might not save him at the end of this season.

No. 9 South Carolina Gamecocks (1-2) – Previous Week No. 13

I am giving the Gamecocks a lot of credit for leading Georgia 14-3, at halftime in Athens. If, and it might be a big if, the South Carolina pass protection issues can be repaired, the offense can be effective. The Gamecocks are No. 129 in the FBS in Sacks Allowed. Of course, nine of their 16 sacks allowed occurred in week one.

Next up: South Carolina is home against Mississippi State