• OverThePylon

    OTP covers Ball State University sports from the blog perspective in the most overzealous manner possible, proving that as long as there is someone with enough free time you can obsess over anything.
  • Connect to OTP

  • OTP Messageboard

  • OTPcast on Itunes

  • OTPcast on Stitcher

  • Help the Pylon

  • Donate to OTP

    A donation to OTP helps keep the site afloat and Cards fans connected. 50% of all donations sent to Cardinal Varsity Club as well. Help the Cards and your favorite blog in one fell swoop!

  • Join Our Network

SEC Power Poll: Week 4


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.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: