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KSR SEC Power Rankings: Week 4


Ranking the Southeastern Conference through three games in 2015…


1. Ole Miss Rebels

Ole Miss tops the KSR SEC Power Rankings this week after stunning No. 2 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Here’s a look at the current power shift in the SEC West:


2. Leonard Fournette

Representing LSU in the second spot, running back Leonard Fournette and his 229 rushing yards against Auburn. The sophomore sensation needed only 19 carries to set a new career high in yards, obliterating Auburn’s defense in the process. Fournette opened the game with a 79-yard run to the house.


He could not be stopped.


3. Georgia Bulldogs

Georgia’s rout of South Carolina was so bad, ESPN pulled it in the second half in favor of another game Saturday night.

South Carolina should’ve gone home once it saw the Georgia team buses arriving at the Dawg Walk prior to the game.

That was a pretty obvious clue to forfeit and get out alive.


4. Texas A&M Aggies

Five touchdowns for Kyle Allen in A&M’s 44-27 win over Nevada. You could’ve given me a million guesses and I couldn’t have told you who Texas A&M played Saturday. Had to look that one up.


5. Alabama Crimson Tide

Bama dropped ten spots to No. 12 in the AP poll this week, but wide receiver Parker Barrineau insists his Crimson Tide will make another appearance in the College Football Playoff at the end of the year. Barrineau sent this tweet immediately following the home loss to Ole Miss, Bama’s second loss to the Rebels in consecutive years:

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Barrineau has zero receptions this season, matching last year’s season total.


6. Mississippi State Bulldogs

Mississippi State handled Northwestern State, 62-13, on Saturday. The Bulldogs are one strong gust of wind away from being undefeated on the season, with a marquee win over LSU on the resume. A game-winning field goal flew wide right in the Week 2 loss to the now eighth-ranked team in America.

Also, Northwestern is not a state. It’s a school in Louisiana, which is not a Northwestern state.


7. Tennessee Volunteers

After blowing a 17-0 first half lead in the home overtime loss to Oklahoma, Tennessee bounced back with a convincing win against Western Carolina. Next week, the Vols begin SEC play with a road test against the Gators in The Swamp and if Will Grier doesn’t look like Michael Vick again I will be very, very upset.


8. Florida Gators

Coming in at numero eighto is Florida. Florida won its billionth game in a row against Kentucky to leap the Wildcats in the rankings this week. The Gators needed a dropped first quarter touchdown by Dorian Baker to escape Lexington with a win.


9. Auburn Tigers

Once the sixth-ranked team in the entire country, Auburn almost dropped a home game to Jacksonville State and then spent most of last Saturday chasing Leonard Fournette around Baton Rouge. The Tigers are still 2-1 on the season, but there’s a real concern around the team this year.

It’s the Will Muschamp Effect.


10. Missouri Tigers

An SEC East title run is unlikely for this year’s Tigers, not if things don’t improve offensively. Mizzou is undefeated on the year but its last two games were uglier than a Mississippi State homecoming court. A one-TD victory over Arkansas State and a 9-6 win over UConn don’t exactly scream dominance in the non-conference slate. SEC play begins this week with Kentucky and the Cats are favored despite losing all three meetings with Mizzou since conference realignment.


11. Kentucky Wildcats

Here’s a sign of the positive change around the Kentucky football program: The Cats lost to Florida by five points after beating Steve Spurrier on the road and the sky is falling in Lexington.

Patrick Towles, are you going to play well against Missouri?


Thought so.


12. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Texas Tech stole Arkansas’ spot in the SEC Power Rankings when its head coach, Kliff Kingsbury, murdered Razordbacks head coach Brett Beilema in his postgame press conference, following his team’s win over in Fayetteville.


13. South Carolina Gamecocks

Retire, Steve. It’s time.


14. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy got the first of its only two wins this season with a victory over Austin Peay. The Commodores will get one more against Middle Tennessee State, but will go winless in conference play for a 2-10 overall record.

On second thought, I like Middle Tennessee State to win that one in Nashville. Pencil me in for a 1-11 prediction for 2015 Vanderbilt.


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

27 Comments for KSR SEC Power Rankings: Week 4

  1. android guy
    4:49 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    I want Spurrier to hang on for another year or two so we can improve our record against him some more.

    • Rich
      12:43 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      He makes four million dollars a year. He is among the nations highest paid college football coaches. Do you really think he wants to retire?

  2. SCCat
    4:54 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    Android Guy – i second that thought and subscribe to your line of thinking.

    on another note – it’s correctly noted that the “sky is falling” a bit here in the Bluegrass, and it’s a sign of progress. Fans here CARE – and that hasn’t always been the case collectively – always been a few die hards, but historically there has been a much louder “oh well midnight madness is in a month” group.

    Beat Mizzou, climb the rankings. Beat Auburn, climb the rankings. Let’s keep moving forward – there is a TON of opportunity for a great season still in front of us.


    • Jarhead
      5:37 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      Yes. Let’s show that we care by running down our players, questioning the hire of our head coach and calling for an overhaul of the staff.

      3 games in.

      With a winning record.

      Good strategy.

      Newsflash: there is no shortage of dipshits in our fanbase that look for every negative they can about the program – football and basketball. Did you listen to the show today? These mofos think we should run the table and are butthurt about possibly going to the Music City Bowl.

      Show you CARE by going to the game and making noise.

      Oh, and I pay for my tickets too, so the “I was there for the Vandy game” argument is invalid.

    • SCCat
      6:51 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Jarhead – didn’t mean to insinuate that the anger was a correct response – sorry if it came across that way. I guess I prefer it to apathy, but completely agree with you – it’s asinine to call for anyone’s job when this team is 2-1 with a great shot to go 3-1 and 2-1 in conference play.

  3. Kats9698
    5:26 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    Middle Tenn hung 73 on Charlotte Saturday you can pencil in a loss for Vandy and they will finish 1-11.

  4. WildFan
    5:46 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    12. Texas Tech…. I don’t think Texas Tech is in the SEC.

    • Evan
      6:46 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      you clearly didn’t read the part under it

    • 8 god
      8:49 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Get off this site before I turn off the internet, dumbshit

  5. Chandler Carrington IV
    6:06 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    We played well against Georgia and you scored a meager eleven points in the last six quarters. Only an imbecillus mongrel would predict a Kentucky win

    • Well...
      7:07 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

      0-3, bitch.

  6. Mitch
    8:06 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    Your comment regarding Mississippi State coeds is so Donald Trump. Rude.


  7. Kliff Kingsbury
    11:46 pm September 21, 2015 Permalink

    Yeah it ain’t so bad. We could be Arkansas, or Vanderbilt, or South Carolina, or Louisville or …….

  8. tdogg40330
    12:47 am September 22, 2015 Permalink


  9. TKAT
    2:35 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

    If the CATS do not beat Missouri this weekend (CATS favored by Vegas), expect fans to lose interest.

    • BlueRibbon
      8:21 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      If that is the case TKAT, then they never had interest! Let’em go…

  10. Larry Shnitz
    2:53 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

    Tough task for clueless Poops

    • 8 god
      8:52 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Go to hell.

    • J-Dub421
      10:16 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      0-3 sucker.

    • Yeah...
      2:13 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      4 game losing streak for the Tards. 😉

  11. Towles' Man Bun
    9:27 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

    1) Are we so sure that Vandy is THAT bad? I mean, they looked pretty decent against Georgia in the first half. If they play like that, I’m not so sure we can bank on a win…

    2) Stop pumping Towles to the masses. Let’s just casually observe him and see if he can actually throw a TD or perhaps get a completion % of higher than 60% against Mizzou. Featuring him as the face of our team at this point is asinine.

    • J-Dub421
      10:15 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Towles threw a TD in the last game. Baker dropped it.

  12. theWilkman
    9:31 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

    I’ll never understand how all of the fair weather fans can jump ship so easily. Where were these 4-0 expectations coming from? It was a possible outcome but by no means should that be an expectation at this point. Even if we lose to Mizzou, we are 2-2, with 4 more winnable games on the schedule. 6 wins and a bowl is what’s expected this season. If we do better, great, but the bottom line is we are still on track after the Florida loss, and will be even if we lose this Saturday.

    • Yoda
      9:40 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      If you’re comfortable with this UK team having to win all 4 of its’ “winnable” games to make the Quilted Northern Bowl, then you must have a very short memory. If we don’t steal another game against a favored opponent (i.e. Mizzou, UT) then we won’t go bowling. 2-2 will be the death nail, mark it.

    • theWilkman
      10:10 am September 22, 2015 Permalink

      I am comfortable with this team beating EKU, Charlotte, Vandy, and Louisville. If they don’t, then we can start complaining.

    • Dude
      12:43 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Apparently Yoda is too good for the Quilted Northern Bowl……

    • Captain Obvious
      1:05 pm September 22, 2015 Permalink

      Missouri is not favored, dumbass.

      Yoda – always the contrarian. This dude revels in nay-saying.