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SEC Power Poll: Week 4

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We here at OverThePylon were asked to be a voting member in the SEC Power Poll this season hosted by Team Speed Kills. It’s a collection of the best and brightest SEC blogs throughout the college football landscape. Each week we’ll be posting our ballot, and an expansion of the little blurbs we have to put forward with our votes.

General Power Poll Philosophy
In general, it wouldn’t really make sense for us not to start off with the teams already ranked on our CBSSports Blogpoll. So that’s the starting point. From there it’s an exercise in resume evaluation, accomplishments, and expectation. Clearly an imperfect sort of exercise, and one that will hopefully gain clarity as the season progresses. This early, much like the blogpoll, it’s far from an exact science.

Off we go for this week’s ballot…

  1. Alabama 4-0 (1-0)
  2. Florida 4-0 (2-0)
  3. LSU 4-0 (2-0)
  4. Auburn 4-0 (1-0)
  5. Georgia 3-1 (2-0)
  6. South Carolina 3-1 (1-1)
  7. Ole Miss 2-1 (0-1)
  8. Kentucky 2-1 (0-1)
  9. Mississippi State 2-2 (1-2)
  10. Tennessee 2-2 (0-1)
  11. Arkansas 1-2 (0-2)
  12. Vandy 2-2 (0-2)

Realistically, there is a giant separation between those at the top, those in the middle, and those at the bottom. Essentially, Bama and Florida could flip flop, LSU, Auburn, and Georgia could all flip flop, and forget about the bottom. It’s a wasteland. Kentucky could just as easily be 12th as 8th… same goes for Mississippi if we’re basing this only on the on-field results. Ah well… next week will hopefully be easier.

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