Here's CBSSports.com Rapid Reports SEC power ranking:
1.Texas A&M (8-2, 5-2 SEC): The Aggies are ranked ninth (AP) and 10th (Coaches) in the polls, behind four SEC teams. But when you win three straight SEC road games, the last against supposedly unbeatable Alabama, you've earned the top spot. QB Johnny Manziel deserves all the attention he's getting, but don't overlook a defense that held the Tide to a season-low 122 rushing yards and ended AJ McCarron's streak of 291 passes without an INT. Last week's power ranking: 6. Next up: Sam Houston State, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
2. Alabama (9-1, 6-1 SEC): Coach Nick Saban was quick to point out: “Two of the three national championship teams I coached lost a game.” But among Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame, two of them must lose for the Tide to have a chance. Last week's power ranking: 1. Next up: Western Carolina, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
3. LSU (8-2, 4-2 SEC): In the last two games against top-flight defenses, Zach Mettenberger completed 43 of 65 throws (66.2 percent) for 571 yards and three TDs with no INTs. Last week's power ranking: 2. Next up: Ole Miss, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).
4. Georgia (9-1, 7-1 SEC): The Bulldogs are giving up 18.8 points per game, which ranks 22nd nationally, after blanking Auburn. Georgia has looked like a complete team lately and should be 11-1 heading into the SEC title game vs. Alabama. Last week's power ranking: 3. Next up: Georgia Southern, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
5. Florida (9-1, 7-1 SEC): QB Jeff Driskel sprained his right ankle in the comeback win over Louisiana-Lafayette, but with Jacoby Brissett filling in nicely, there's no need to rush Driskel back. Last week's power ranking: 4. Next up: Jacksonville State, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
6. South Carolina (8-2, 6-2 SEC): Steve Spurrier's preseason complaint about the schedule -- “If I made the schedule, Georgia would be playing LSU, and we'd be playing Ole Miss” -- proved prophetic. The Gamecocks destroyed the Bulldogs but will be watching the SEC title game. Last week's power ranking: 5. Next up: Wofford, Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
7. Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3 SEC): The Bulldogs have been outscored 113-37 during their three-game skid, but at least they were competitive in Baton Rouge on Saturday night. Last week's power ranking: 7. Next up: Arkansas, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
8. Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3 SEC): Jordan Rodgers has thrown six TD passes and one INT over the last three games, and the Commodores are going to a bowl for the second straight year for the first time in school history. Last week's power ranking: 11. Next up: Tennessee, Saturday, 7 p.m ET (ESPN2).
9. Missouri (5-5, 2-5 SEC): The Tigers are 11-4 in overtime games after their 51-48, four-OT thriller against Tennessee. That's the most OT wins and most OT games of any team in the nation. Last week's power ranking: 12. Next up: Syracuse, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU).
10. Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4 SEC): The Rebels, the feel-good story of the SEC, won't make it to a bowl unless they beat LSU or Mississippi State. If they don't, they'll look back on heartbreaking home losses to Texas A&M and Vandy. Last week's power ranking: 8. Next up: at LSU, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS).
11. Arkansas (4-6, 2-4 SEC): The Hogs, who have given up 68 points in their last two SEC games, are in even worse shape than the Rebels: they must beat both Mississippi State and LSU to become bowl-eligible. Not likely. Last week's power ranking: 9. Next up: at Mississippi State, Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).
12. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC): With a 4-18 SEC record in three seasons, Derek Dooley is all but certain to be looking for work soon. These Vols did supply a lot of dramatic finishes. Last week's power ranking: 10. Next up: at Vanderbilt, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
13. Auburn (2-8, 0-7 SEC): Gene Chizik is another coach whose days are numbered. The Tigers have been competitive in only three SEC games. Last week's power ranking: 13. Next up: Alabama A&M, Saturday, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
14. Kentucky (1-9, 0-7 SEC): Despite his firing, Joker Phillips said he's coaching the final two games to avoid disruption within the team and hopefully get his seniors another win or two. Classy guy. Last week's power ranking: 14. Next up: Samford, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN3).
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