SEC Power Rankings following Week Two of 2019: Vols still at bottom

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the inside of Neyland Stadium during a game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the inside of Neyland Stadium during a game between the Florida Gators and Tennessee Volunteers on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images) /
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Yes, the LSU Tigers supplanted the Alabama Crimson Tide atop our SEC Power Rankings following the second week of the season. Look, quality wins matter, and Ed Orgeron’s team got the biggest quality win of anybody in the league this past weekend. They beat Tom Herman’s team led by Sam Ehlinger in epic fashion on the road.

A win over the Texas Longhorns like that that wasn’t even as close as it looked prove this team is among the elites now. The week before that, they shut down the Georgia Southern Eagles 55-3, and that’s a veteran triple-option team that everybody has trouble dealing with, even Power Five programs. LSU didn’t, though.

Meanwhile, their offense is dominating now, with Joe Burrow completing nearly 82 percent of his passes on the year with 749 yards, nine touchdowns and only one interception. That’s an amazing start to the season and a big reason LSU is atop this list. After such a huge early test, the Tigers should now easily get to 5-0.

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Up next for Orgeron’s team are Northwestern State, the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Utah State Aggies. So they should get on a roll before their next major test, a home game against the Florida Gators. Maybe this really is LSU’s year after all. It sure looked like it could be on Saturday. Getting Florida and the Auburn Tigers at home could have them 8-0 before Alabama this year.