The class of the league is clearly in the West as everyone in the East still is mathematically eligible for Atlanta. Here is our power poll. Visit Team Speed Kills for the final ballot.
1. Auburn: I don't want to bring down the SEC's best hope for a championship, but the Tigers are 49th in total defense and 53rd in scoring defense. If they play a team with a quarterback, they are in danger.
2. Alabama: I can't agree with Derek Dooley's assessment of the Vols, because under his analogy, the Allies were Alabama.
3. LSU: With all the talent in the South, you should never have two bad quarterbacks. I'm looking at you too, Gators.
4. Arkansas: Ryan Mallet had his worst game of the season last week against Ole Miss (13/24, 196 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT). Of course, a lot of other SEC teams would gladly take that.
5. South Carolina: I keep thinking the Gamecocks will choke and someone else will take the SEC East. Then I realize the rest of the East is terrible.
6. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs play up or down to their competition. Lose by three to Auburn, win by three at Florida, win by five against UAB.
7. Georgia: The Bulldogs' offense has scored 15 touchdowns in the last three games. To get to 15 touchdowns for Florida, you have to go back six games.
8. Florida: Steve Addazio must be excited to face Georgia. Last year, the Gators gained a whopping 164 passing yards. Expect John Brantley to light it up.
9. Kentucky: The Wildcats have lost games in which they scored 35, 34 and 31 points.
10. Tennessee: At least Dooley was historically accurate when he was talking about the Normandy invasion.
11. Ole Miss: Jeremiah Masoli had his first 300 yard game last week. He also gained almost 100 yards rushing.
12. Vanderbilt: Basketball season starts soon.