SEC football power rankings, Week 11: Tennessee makes a climb

 Chris Lee   in Football

The Vols rise several spots in our rankings this week. 

Photo courtesy of Tennessee athletics.

Here are our SEC football power rankings heading into Week 11. Overall and conference records are in parenthesis.

1. Georgia (9-0, 7-0 SEC): For the fifth time this season, the Bulldogs didn't allow an offensive TD in a win over Missouri. 

2. Alabama (8-1, 5-1): LSU having a chance to win on the game's last play was not what anyone expected. 

3. Texas A&M (7-2, 4-2): Quarterback Zach Calzada played through pain, while the defense dominated Auburn. 

4. Auburn (6-3, 3-2): Bo Nix will shoulder a lot of blame for what happened Saturday, but his line couldn't protect him, either.

5. Ole Miss (7-2, 3-2): The Rebels' defense had nine sacks in a win over Liberty. 

6. Arkansas (6-3, 2-3): The Razorbacks ran for 202 yards against an MSU defense that was allowing 90 per game

7. Tennessee (5-4, 3-3): The Vols had the ball for 13:52 and gave up 612 yards on the road to Kentucky... and still won!

8. Mississippi St. (5-4, 3-3): Three missed field goals may have been the difference in the loss to Arkansas. 

9. Kentucky (6-3, 4-3): The 'Cats allowed way too many big plays on Saturday. 

10. LSU (4-5, 2-4): Bet you didn't know the Tigers are the league's least-penalized team (31) in terms of yards per game. 

11. South Carolina (5-4, 2-4): The Gamecocks' obliteration of Florida with third-team QB Jason Brown may have been the most stunning thing in the league this season. 

12. Florida (4-5, 2-5): The Gatorsfired defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and offensive line coach Jon Hevesy after Saturday's debacle. 

13. Missouri (4-5, 1-4): QB Connor Bazelak sat out the Georgia loss with a soft tissue injury. 

14. Vanderbilt (2-7, 0-5): Vandy had a much-needed off-week; can starting QB Ken Seals get well enough to play?