SEC football power rankings, Week 12: Rebels win a big one; sorting out Arkansas-MSU-Auburn and has the gap between Alabama and Georgia narrowed a bit?
Chris Lee • 11/15/2021 in Football
Here's how we size up the 14 teams in SEC football heading into Week 12
Overall records, followed by conference marks, in parenthesis.
1. Georgia (10-0, 8-0): Conference play is done, and neither Charleston Southern nor Georgia Tech should present a challenge.
2. Alabama (9-1, 5-1): The Crimson Tide actually have a per-game yardage margin (plus- 194 vs. plus-189) better than Georgia.
3. Ole Miss (8-2, 4-2): Putting 504 yards and 29 points on Texas A&M is one of the most impressive things the Rebels have done this year.
4. Texas A&M (7-3, 4-3): Don't get too caught up in Saturday's performance and forget they're the only team to beat 'Bama.
5. Arkansas (7-3, 3-3): The Razorbacks got the Golden Boot and snapped a 5-game losing streak in their series vs. LSU.
6. Mississippi St. (6-4, 4-3): A school-record comeback for the Bulldogs, who were down 28-3 at Auburn before winning 43-34.
7. Auburn (6-4, 3-3): QB Bo Nix is having ankle surgery and is likely done for the regular season.
8. Kentucky (7-3, 5-3): The Wildcats have clinched second in the East.
9. Tennessee (5-5, 3-4): The Vols hung with Georgia for about a quarter and a half before depth took a toll.
10. LSU (4-6, 2-5): The Tigers out-gained Arkansas, 308-283, in a home overtime loss.
11. Florida (5-5, 2-5): Being tied 42-all at the half with Samford is mind-boggling.
12. Missouri (5-5, 2-4): The Tigers controlled Saturday's game with South Carolina (438 yards to 250) more decisively than the score (31-28) showed.
13. South Carolina (5-5, 2-5): QB Jason Brown went 16-for-30 for 193 yards, two TDs and one pick on Saturday.
14. Vanderbilt (2-8, 0-6): The Commodores (down 31-3 at half) were never in it during their home finalé vs. Kentucky.