Our friends at Garnet and Black Attack have put together the SEC Power Poll Roundtable. You can submit your own answers in the comments.
1. Pretend for a minute that Vanderbilt wasn't 2-0, then answer this question: What has been the most surprising thing in the SEC so far this season?
Georgia, granted against lower quality teams, has scored 101 points this season, tops in the league and 19 ahead of second place UF. I don't care as much about the 38 points, because the defense will Nut Up in SEC play and at Arizona State. But to average 50ppg is pretty significant.
2. Conference action has either just begun for most teams, or will Sept. 20. (The exception is Kentucky, which I believe plays I-AA teams until mid-November.) From what you've seen so far, how will your team fare in your division? If it's not going to win, which team will?
Good Florida will run the table, with a fleet of shifty running backs and very good receivers. Their strength is an improved defense, led by a linebacker corps that can drop in coverage or meet the running back in the hole. Bad Florida has problems on the offensive line, still depends too much on Tebow, and the d-line cannot penetrate leaving the still green DBs open to be burned. If Bad Florida only plays the first quarter or goes away, the Florida-UGA game in Jax is the Eastern Division Championship Game.
3. Which SEC player that few of us are paying attention to is poised to have a breakout season? Try to choose someone not on your team.
Jevan Snead; Ole Miss QB. Stafford could be picked here too, but Ole Miss is under the radar and frisky. Snead played very well in the loss at Wake Forest and has 6 TDs, tied with Knowshon Moreno for the overall SEC lead. The Ole Miss @ Florida game in a few weeks could be his coming out party if he knocks around the Gators' secondary.
4. Both Arkansas and LSU have had games delayed because of hurricanes. If you could choose a game on your team's current schedule to get postponed because of inclement weather, which game would you choose and why?
Florida-Georgia because there should always be a bye week before that game. Florida has bye weeks this week and Oct. 18, a week before Kentucky and two before Georgia. But Georgia gets LSU before that game, so they might be a little wounded too.
5. So, the Large Haldron Collider hasn't destroyed the Earth -- so far, anyway. But had the world ended Wednesday morning, which SEC game would you have most regretted missing? Assuming, of course, you had been around to regret it. (Head...hurts...)
Florida-Georgia not necessarily because I'm a Gator fan, but because for the first time in a long time (of course I defer to the gentlemen at Dawg Sports if my history is off) this will be a Division Championship game. Both teams are at this point, the class of the league. When I was in school (02-06), one team was in much better shape than the other. In the Spurrier Era, UF was always on top. To use a political phrase (from the 1820's), we are in the Era of Bad Feelings.