5. Kentucky (4-0)
Last week’s ranking: 7
Last week’s result: Defeated Mississippi State 28-7
Benny Snell has 25 carries for 165 yards and four touchdowns. The Wildcats rushing offense accounted for 229 of the 300 yards total offense against Mississippi State.
This week: vs. South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
4. Auburn (3-1)
Last week’s ranking: 4
Last week’s result: Defeated Arkansas 34-3.
Jarrett Stidam was 15-of-22 for 134 yards while JaTarvious Whitlow rushed 13 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns. The Tigers got a boost from their special teams as Noah Igbinoghene added a 96-yard kickoff return to give the Tigers a 24-3 lead in the third quarter.
This week: vs. Southern Mississippi, 4:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
3. LSU (4-0)
Last week’s ranking: 3
Last week’s result: Defeated Louisiana Tech 38-21
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed 20 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns while Nick Brossette added 78 yards and three touchdowns for the Tigers. Quarterback Joe Burrow was 16-of-28 for 191 yards in the win.
This week: vs. Ole Miss, 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Last week’s ranking: 2
Last week’s result: Defeated Missouri 43-29.
Jake Fromm was 13-of-23 for 260 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday while Elijah Holyfield recorded 14 carries for 90 yards. The Bulldogs defense forced three turnovers and allowed 393 yards of total offense to a Missouri offense that was averaging 589 yards per game.
This week: vs. Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS
Last week’s ranking: 1
Last week’s result: Defeated Texas A&M 45-23.
Tua Tagovailoa was 22-of-30 for 387 yards and four touchdowns while also adding a rushing score. Damien Harris led all rushers with seven carries and 52 yards while Henry Ruggs III had three catches for 84 yards and a touchdown.
This week: vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
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