5. Florida (6-3)
Last week’s ranking: 5
Last week’s result: Lost to Missouri 38-17
The Gators have now lost two SEC East games in a row. Drew Lock had a field day with the Florida secondary and quarterback Felipe Franks was pulled to the excitement of the home crowd.
This week: Hosts South Carolina, 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
4. Kentucky (7-2)
Last week’s ranking: 4
Last week’s result: Lost to Georgia 34-17
Kentucky gave up back-to-back scoring drives of 78 and 85 yards that gave Georgia a commanding 28-3 lead which the Wildcats could never overcome. The Wildcats only rushed for 84 yards on 35 carries against a stingy Bulldog defense.
This week: At Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network
3. LSU (7-2)
Last week’s ranking: 2
Last week’s result: Lost to Alabama 29-0
LSU was shut out at home for the first time since being shut out by Alabama in 2016. The Tigers couldn’t get anything going against the Tide defense and when they did, it ended in a missed field goal. LSU’s defense did all it could despite an offense that only managed five first downs the entire game.
This week: At Arkansas, 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network
2. Georgia (8-1)
Last week’s ranking: 3
Last week’s result: Defeated Kentucky 34-17
With just a 14-3 lead going into the half, the Bulldogs made up for their lack of offense in the second half, scoring on all four drives. The Bulldogs rushed for 331 yards against a Kentucky defense that had given up a season-high of 164 yards rushing before Saturday’s game.
This week: Hosts Auburn, 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN
1. Alabama (9-0)
Last week’s ranking: 1
Last week’s result: Defeated LSU 29-0.
Alabama completely dominated the entire game to the point that LSU fans started leaving the stadium in the third quarter. Even though Tua Tagovailoa threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, it was the 281 rushing yards by the Tide that helped Alabama control the score, the clock, and the game.
This week: Hosts Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
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