Monday, October 8, 2007

SEC Power Rankings: VSL's Vote

1. LSU - Dodged a bullet on Saturday, but if Florida can make it to Atlanta and the SEC Championship, I think they tame the Tigers.

2. South Carolina - Circle November 10th when the Gators head to Columbia.

3. Florida - See notes above

4. Kentucky - At least they're still second in the East

5. Auburn - Their beatdown on the Commies was impressive, even if the Commies aren't

6. Tennessee - Phil Fulmer is proof that there is no telling what a wounded animal is capable of

7. Georgia - Last year the loss at home against the Vols brought about a downward spiral that included losing to UT, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky in the same year. Will history repeat itself?

8. Alabama - Talk about dodging a bullet, Houston almost spoiled Bama's homecoming. Mrs. Boyer in the District is already asking what the Snake is doing for his 40 million.

9. Arkansas - This team is not very good...sorry Boyer in the District.

10. Mississippi State

11. Vanderbilt - Is it possible this team is not as good as many people (VSL specifically) thought?

12. Ole Miss

10 comments:

Boyer in the District said...

"This team is not very good?"

We'll see when Auburn visits Reynolds stadium on Saturday, won't we?

PhilipVU94 said...

Sadly I don't think you can even make a decent argument for VU being anything other than 11th. I mean, obviously this is a much different Auburn team than in mid-September, but Miss State managed not only to look much better than us at Jordan-Hare, but to win the game! So they've gotta be 10th.

By the end of the season I think Auburn and maybe UTK will be ahead of Kentucky, but for now that's probably fair. I agree that UArk isn't very good. Boyer will live. At least he doesn't have to watch Vanderbilt seven more times.

Seamus O'Toole said...

I have to agree with Boyer. Losses to UK and Alabama by 3 don't tell us a whole lot about the Hogs, but preseason I thought they'd be a Top 30 to 35 team and nothing they've done so far has been too convincing one way or the other. It's worth noting that they currently have the #8 offense in the country.

With that said, I still support their placement in the power ranking.

Stanimal said...

Yeah, I have to put a vote in Boyer's corner here. Saying that Arkansas is "not very good" is too strong a statement.

Arkansas is still good, they just aren't as good as last year and they aren't dominant in the SEC. They'd be an upper echelon team in another conference.

Jason said...

call me biased, but I'm waiting another week before banishing the '07 Vandy team.

Bobby O'Shea said...

Allow me to clarify: Arkansas is not very good

Dr. Mz said...

The VSL assessment of the Hogs is patently ignorant. Arkansas may not be a top-10 team. But it takes a pretty poor football IQ to say that a last-minute loss in Tuscaloosa and in-conference loss to a team led by a Heisman candidate means that they're "not very good." Maybe that explains why Auburn was ranked so low by VSL the week before they dropped the hammer on Florida. The Ark-Aub game is going to be a good game between two good teams, and I'm looking forward to drinking Boyer's beer while I watch it.

On the warpath today,

THE DOC

PhilipVU94 said...

in-conference loss to a team led by a Heisman candidate

Woodson was only a serious Heisman candidate before his team fell apart against Carolina. His putative candidacy also depended on his team not getting dismantled by Florida and LSU. A couple of weeks from now those conditions will probably look so absurd that the media would wonder what the hell it was thinking -- except that the media never has time for introspection; it just moves on to the next story.

Arkansas has a loss to a mediocre Alabama team (ref-assisted) and a mediocre Kentucky team. They could prove me wrong but at present they've shown no signs of being any good.

Dr. Mz said...

PVu --

A) I'm willing to bet you've never played a snap of football in your entire life.

B) I think this explains your limited capacity to understand why it's stupid to say Arkansas is "not very good."

Arkansas plays a hard-nose game. They have the best player in the country. And they'll push any defense they go up against to its physical limit. I challenge you to ask any of Alabama's down linemen who were pummeled by the Arkansas ground game in the fourth quarter if the Hogs "aren't very good."

I personally don't think Arkansas will beat Auburn this weekend. But I guarantee that every player on Auburn's defensive front seven will a have hard time getting out of bed on Sunday morning. The physical toll the Hogs make each opponent pay should be enough, to anyone who has taken a helmet to their gut at least once in their life, to disqualify them from this kind of BS talk.

I wouldn't expect you would understand anything about that though if what little you know about football you learned from the Madden video game series and ESPN Game Day.

THE DOC

Dr. MZ said...

"Woodson was only a serious Heisman candidate before his team fell apart against Carolina. His putative candidacy also depended on his team not getting dismantled by Florida and LSU. A couple of weeks from now those conditions will probably look so absurd that the media would wonder what the hell it was thinking -- except that the media never has time for introspection; it just moves on to the next story.

Arkansas has a loss to a mediocre Alabama team (ref-assisted) and a mediocre Kentucky team. They could prove me wrong but at present they've shown no signs of being any good."


Woodson: 21/38, 250 yards, 3 TDS. UK 43, LSU 37.

Yeah, I guess he and Kentucky are hard at work at making his Heisman candidacy look absurd.