SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 7

Joey Blackwell

We’ve reached the halfway point of the regular season in college football. Week 7 displayed many outcomes that were expected, but also threw a few surprises at fans.

The gap between first and second narrowed in this week’s Power Rankings. Alabama picked up a decisive road win against its first ranked opponent of the season in Texas A&M. However, LSU won a top-10 matchup against Florida in Baton Rouge, La.. 

Both teams’ offenses showed their power, but Alabama’s defense showing more strength keeps it in the top spot. If the Tigers can tighten up their defense, there may very well be a new No. 1 in the coming weeks.

Georgia was upset at home by South Carolina. The Bulldogs had multiple opportunities late in the game that went to double overtime, but could never capitalize.  

Still, it's one of the biggest surprises of the season so far.

Much like Alabama and LSU, spots 3-5 are essentially interchangeable. Between Georgia and Florida’s losses this week, combined with Auburn’s defeat to the Gators last week, the three teams are seemingly equal in potential. 

Both Georgia and Florida had to drop, while Auburn being on a bye was the only reason they rise above them.

In the middle and lower tiers of the rankings, Missouri overpowered Ole Miss, showing that Kelly Bryant was just fine after last week’s injury scare against Troy. A

Another big surprise was Tennessee’s handling of Mississippi State, giving the Volunteers their first SEC victory of the season before heading to Tuscaloosa for the Third Saturday in October rivalry .

Check out the power rankings after Week 7:

1. Alabama (6-0)

2. LSU (6-0)

3. Auburn (5-1)

4. Georgia (5-1)

5. Florida (6-1)

6. Missouri (5-1)

7. South Carolina (3-3)

8. Texas A&M (3-3)

9. Kentucky (3-3)

10. Ole Miss (3-4)

11. Tennessee (2-4)

12. Mississippi State (3-3)

13. Arkansas (2-4)

14. Vanderbilt (1-5)

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