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Alabama and LSU remain No. 1 and No. 2 in SEC Power Rankings

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14. Arkansas (2-6)

Last week’s ranking: 14

Last week’s result: Defeated Tulsa 23-0

Despite throwing an interception on the first drive of the game, freshman Connor Noland lead the Razorbacks to a win in his first start, completing 10-of-16 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown. The Razorbacks defense pitched a shutout for the first time since 2014.

This week: vs. Vanderbilt, kickoff at 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

13. Vanderbilt (3-5)

Last week’s ranking: 13

Last week’s result: Lost to Kentucky 14-7

Kyle Shurmur had a good day passing, 15-of-23 for 216 yards and a touchdown, but it was his fourth quarter fumble with about a minute left in the game that sealed the deal for Kentucky. The Dores missed a field goal, punted once, and fumbled twice in their four second half drives in the loss.

This week: at Arkansas, 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

12. Tennessee (3-4)

Last week’s ranking: 11

Last week’s result: Lost to Alabama 58-21

Jarrett Guarantano left the game with an injury giving way to transfer Keller Chyrst who threw for two first half touchdowns. The damage had been done as the Vols were already down 28-0 in the first quarter.

The Vols gained just 84 yards of total offense in the second half.

This week: at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

11. Ole Miss (5-3)

Last week’s ranking: 8

Last week’s result: Lost to Auburn 31-16

The Rebels churned out 447 yards of total offense and had to settle for nine points going into the fourth quarter. Ole Miss kicked field goals inside the 20-yard-line twice and even drove inside the 10-yard-line before Jordan Ta’Amu was sacked back at the 18 and again the Rebels had to settle for a field goal.

This week: Off.

10. Auburn (5-3)

Last week’s ranking: 12

Last week’s result: Defeated Ole Miss 31-16

The Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to open up a 10-6 halftime lead against Ole Miss. JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 170 of Auburn’s 269 yards on the day while the Auburn defense allowed just 3.2 yards per carry to the Rebels.

This week: Off.

9. Missouri (4-3)

Last week’s ranking: 10

Last week’s result: Defeated Memphis 65-33

Three of Drew Lock’s four touchdown passes came in the first half of the Tigers’ route against Memphis. The Tigers totaled 646 yards of offense and scored over 40 points for the fourth time this season.

This week: vs. Kentucky, 4:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

8. South Carolina (3-3)

Last week’s ranking: 9

Last week’s result: Off

This week: At Tennessee in Knoxville, 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

7. Mississippi State (4-3)

Last week’s ranking: 7

Last week’s result: Lost to LSU 19-3

Although Nick Fitzgerald did rush for 131 yards, the Bulldogs quarterback threw for only 59 yards on 24 attempts and threw four interceptions in the loss. The Bulldogs were just 3-of-14 on third downs and managed only two red zone appearances all night.

This week: vs. Texas A&M, 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

6. Kentucky (6-1)

Last week’s ranking: 6

Last week’s result: Defeated Vanderbilt 14-7

A 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive for the Wildcats that ate almost six minutes of game clock was the difference in the game as Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson completed only three passes for 18 yards all game. Despite the lack of a passing game, the Wildcats converted more third downs and lead the game in time of possession over Vanderbilt.

This week: At Missouri , 4:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

5. Texas A&M (5-2)

Last week’s ranking: 5

Last week’s result: Did not play.

This week: At Mississippi State in Starkville, 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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