Alabama reigns, though not unanimously, in the Week 1 SEC Power Poll, and Florida comes in sixth after its perfunctory season-opening win over Toledo.
SEC Power Poll, Week 1
Because I submitted my ballot late last night, and don't totally remember my ordering, I can't reproduce it, but I do know that I had Alabama first and Florida fourth, behind — I think — LSU and Georgia. And I think I had South Carolina fifth and Texas A&M sixth. Really, if I could have tied LSU, Georgia, and Florida for second and South Carolina and Texas A&M for fifth, that would've been great. You can see some of my comments over at Team Speed Kills; I'm going to try to make sure to post an open ballot before submitting it each week so that I can get feedback from y'all.
I do think Florida's being a bit disrespected here, because the skepticism about Florida's offense from the first 11 games of 2012 is back in full force, as if that 12th game against one of the highest-rated and fully-stocked defenses in the country didn't happen.
As for Kentucky: The dregs stay the dregs.