Ole Miss hung 49 points on Central Arkansas over the weekend but it wasn’t enough for the Rebels to jump Kentucky in CBSSports.com’s SEC Power Rankings. The Cats finished one spot ahead of last place at No. 13, behind Vanderbilt.
1. Alabama (1-0): Is true freshman T.J. Yeldon that good? Or were his 10.1 yards per carry in a win over Michigan a product of the nation’s best O-line? Next up: vs. Western Kentucky, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
12. Vanderbilt (0-1): The Commodores have to get over the pain of barely missing a landmark win. They’ll score more than 13 against a Northwestern team that gave up 41 to Syracuse. Next up: at Northwestern, Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network).
13. Kentucky (0-1): QB Max Smith is a keeper, but he’ll have to put up plenty of points to compensate for the Wildcats’ woeful defense, which was on display in a loss to Louisville. Next up: vs. Kent State, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
14. Ole Miss (1-0): Ole Miss was outgained 237-231 in the first half by FCS school Central Arkansas, proving this defense has a long way to go. Next up: vs. UTEP, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
It’s the small victories in life.