SEC football power rankings, Week Four: Texas A&M takes a tumble
Chris Lee • 9/20/2021 in Football
The Aggies fall a couple of notches because of some nagging offensive questions.
Isaiah Spiller photo courtesy of Texas A&M.
Here's how we rank the SEC's 14 football teams after three weeks of play.
1. Alabama (3-0): The 'Tide looked vulnerable, but a tough venue like Gainesville can do that to the best of teams.
2. Georgia (3-0): The Bulldogs' 216.7 yards allowed are third in America, and first in the SEC.
3. Ole Miss (3-0): The Rebels lead the country in points (52.7) and total yards (635.3) per game.
4. Florida (2-1): We elevated the Gators a spot after a home loss, but that says a lot about how UF looked.
5. Texas A&M (3-0): We dropped them two spots this week because of offensive struggles, but it's worth noting that the Aggie defense leads the country with 5.7 points allowed.
6. Arkansas (3-0): It came against Georgia Southern, but the Razorbacks found a nice run-pass balance (364 yards passing, 269 rushing) on Saturday.
7. Auburn (2-1): The Tigers rank second in the country with 42.3 rushing yards allowed per game... which is why Penn State attacked Auburn through the air.
8. LSU (2-1): QB Max Johnson has quietly thrown for 863 yards with 11 TDs and two picks.
9. Kentucky (3-0): The Wildcats average 7.2 yards per play while giving up 4.1.
10. Mississippi St. (2-1): QB Will Rogers has completed more passes (122) than opponents have attempted (116).
11. Missouri (2-1): The Tigers' 455.7 yards allowed ranks 118th in the FCS, and allow 6.6 yards per play.
12. Tennessee (2-1): The Vols' run defense (1.7 allowed per carry) has been stellar.
13. South Carolina (2-1): QB Luke Doty (13-of-26, 153 yards, one TD, one interception) returned, and may keep the job based on Zeb Noland's health.
14. Vanderbilt (1-2): An offense that averaged 14.8 points this year, and 16.8 the one before, has been about the same this year (16.7) against a much-weaker slate.