Alabama Team News

A new No. 2 in this week’s SEC Power Rankings

Georgia Bulldogs

14. Arkansas (2-7)

Last week’s ranking: 14

Last week’s result: Off

This week: Hosts LSU in Fayetteville, 7:30 p.m. ET on The SEC Network

 

13. Vanderbilt (4-5)

Last week’s ranking: 13

Last week’s result: Off

This week: At Missouri, 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network

 

12. Tennessee (4-5)

Last week’s ranking: 12

Last week’s result: Defeated Charlotte 14-3

The Vols keep their bowl hopes alive with an ugly win over their final non-conference opponent. Tennessee will need to find two wins against either Kentucky, Missouri or Vanderbilt to become bowl eligible.

This week: Hosts Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network

 

11. Ole Miss (5-4)

Last week’s ranking: 10

Last week’s result: Lost to South Carolina 48-44

The Rebels blew a 10 point fourth quarter lead to the Gamecocks as they gave up scoring drives of 47 and 73 yards in the final quarter. Ole Miss totaled 16 yards of offense on its final four possessions in the fourth quarter.

This week: At Texas A&M, 12:00 p.m. ET on CBS

 

10. Missouri (5-4)

Last week’s ranking: 11

Last week’s result: Defeated Florida 38-17

Drew Lock seems to have Florida’s number as the senior quarterback threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to their first conference win of the season. Lock now has six touchdowns and one interception against the Gators in his last two games.

This week: Hosts Vanderbilt, 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network

 

9. Auburn (6-3)

Last week’s ranking: 9

Last week’s result: Defeated Texas A&M 28-24

Auburn rallied from down 10 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Aggies at home. Despite only rushing for 19 yards as a team, the Tigers found a way to win behind Jarrett Stidham, who threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

This week: At Georgia, 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

8. South Carolina (5-3)

Last week’s ranking: 8

Last week’s result: Defeated Ole Miss 48-44

Two weeks in a row South Carolina has rallied to win, this time down 10 to Ole Miss. Jake Bentley scored on a 4-yard rushing touchdown to give the Gamecocks the lead for good.

This week: At Florida, 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN

 

7. Texas A&M (5-4)

Last week’s ranking: 7

Last week’s result: Lost to Auburn 28-24

The Aggies have now lost two in a row in SEC play. Despite having a 10 point lead, the Aggies missed a field goal and then threw an interception on their next drive to give Auburn an open window for the comeback.

This week: Hosts Ole Miss, 12:00 p.m. ET on CBS

 

6. Mississippi State (6-3)

Last week’s ranking: 6

Last week’s result: Defeated Louisiana Tech 45-3

Nick Fitzgerald threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 107 yards rushing in the lopsided victory. Mississippi State tallied 532 yards of total offense while rushing for a massive eight yards per carry. The Bulldogs and Fitzgerald have now won two in a row and are peaking just in time for Alabama.

This week: At Alabama, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS

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