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Again, we can use circular logic at the bottom of the league for our SEC Power Rankings. Auburn has one SEC win, and it’s against Missouri, which has one SEC win as well, and it’s against Vanderbilt, who has no SEC wins. As a result, that’s enough to keep the Tigers up here, but honestly, that may not last.
Bryan Harsin’s team had a much-needed bye this past week. After playing the LSU Tigers close, they got hit with reality in a blowout loss to Georgia, and then all they could sell was not losing by three scores to an Ole Miss Rebels team that appears to be overrated.
Tennessee football fans know what it’s like to be under the leadership of a lame duck coach whose program is coming apart, and that seems to be the situation Auburn is with Harsin right now. Coming off a bye, though, they have a chance to turn things around to a degree.
Arkansas and the Texas A&M Aggies are both at home, and they also still get the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. That puts six wins on the table, and that trip to the Mississippi State Bulldogs doesn’t seem as impossible anymore. Visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide is a loss, but maybe they could go 7-5.