It was a wild weekend in the Southeastern Conference given the fact that so many teams were not playing. Five were on a bye, and a sixth, Tennessee football, had a meaningless game against the UT-Martin Skyhawks, which we all knew they would win 65-24. Those other four games shook things up, though.
Our SEC Power Rankings are starting to stabilize, as in three of the four games involving two SEC teams, the higher team in our rankings last week ended up winning, cementing where they belong. Spoiler alert, the Vols remained No. 1 despite playing an easy foe.
To be fair, UT is one of two undefeated teams left in the conference, and the other didn’t play this last weekend. Now, with the final weekend of October approaching, Halloween presents some spooky scenarios at the top. That includes Tennessee football, so let’s see how these SEC Power Rankings affect them after Week 8.
The Tennessee football Volunteers are still on top of the Southeastern Conference after their victory over the UT-Martin Skyhawks.
Lost to Missouri Tigers 17-14
Well, it’s cemented. The Vanderbilt Commodores are the worst team in the league. Last Saturday was a matchup between them and the only other winless team in the SEC, the Missouri Tigers, and they lost. We all expected this to be the case, and now it is. Reality has truly set in after what was a hot start for this team.
However, there is still a bit to celebrate. Again, nothing changes the fact that Clark Lea’s team has more wins than last year and that all three of its wins were by a larger margin than each of its two wins last year. Even crazier, though, is the fact that they made this a game.
Vandy came back from 17-0 to make it a game, and they had the ball down 17-14 late in the fourth quarter. However, they weren’t able to capitalize. Now they get another bye before facing the South Carolina Gamecocks, Kentucky Wildcats, Florida Gators and Tennessee football, so they are in trouble.