SEC Power Poll Ballot: Week 13

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Week 13

Through 22 November 2008

Well, there were only four games in the SEC this weekend, thus, I have very little to say about some of the teams that took the week off.  Be that as it may, here’s my ballot for this week in the SEC Power Poll, along with a feeble attempt at explaining why I’m such a moron.

In all its radiant glory:





The Alabama Crimson Tide did not play and spent the weekend quilting.  I really doubt, however, that this minor lapse in focus will matter considering Auburn is likely toast this weekend anyway.


C’mon guys, the Citadel?!  Have a heart…

The Florida Gators face the Florida State Seminoles this weekend before getting ready for the Tide in the SEC Championship Game.

I bet there is nothing in the world that Bobby Bowden would like more than to spoil the Gators run.  Too bad it isn’t going to happen.


The Georgia Bulldogs did not play this week, but face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this weekend.  A win against the Ramblin’ Wreck all but makes the Dawgs a lock for the Florida-House-Capital-USA-Tangerine-Comp-One-Citrus Bowl, or what ever the hell they are calling it these days.


The Ole Miss Rebels have come out of nowhere to beat two Top 25 teams, and nearly beating a third.  As a result, they have rocketed toward the top of my ballot.

Now, if they can just win the Egg Bowl, they’ll have put together an 8-win season, which is impressive considering how lousy they were last year.

I bet Arkansas is wishing they still had their “Nutt” now…


The South Carolina Gamecocks did not play, but this week will face kissing-cousin the Clemson Tigers.  The Cocks need a win to really call this a good season.  Clemson needs a win to maintain respectability.

My money is on the Ole Ball Coach…


The Kentucky Wildcats had the week off, and now look to face the Vols in Knoxville.  The Cats desperately need a win to improve their bowl hopes.  Can the Wildcats break the streak this weekend?  Good Lord, I hope not!


I really hated to see the Vanderbilt Commodores lose, but then again I’d have hated to see the Vols lose more.

Either way, this has been a successful season for the Dores, and at least there’s a chance a bowl (which more than my Vols can say).


Wow, the LSU Tigers‘ season has gone straight into the toilet.  I suppose a repeat championship is out of the question.


Nice win for the Tennessee Volunteers against the Dores, in a season where every win is a “nice win.”

Can the Big Orange send the Great Punkin out with a win?  He surely deserves that small courtesy.



Yes, Virginia, there is a CowBell Claus, and after the bell banging Mississippi State Bulldogs got his gift and managed to barely squeak past Arkansas 31-28 this past week, his job is done and he’s decided to go get drunk until next year.

Their Egg Bowl battle this week with the Rebels, however, doesn’t look as promising.


Sheesh!  Pre-season, I had the Auburn Tigers winning the West.  That’s the last time I base make picks based on which coach has the strongest hair gel.

The Iron Bowl this weekend could get really ugly.


So much for slowly improving…

I guess the Arkansas Razorbacks have probably met the expectations most had for them this season—namely floundering about.

The Rest of the Power Poll

Now that you have wasted your time looking at my ballot, go check out what everybody else is saying over at Garnet and Black Attack, where the final poll results will be posted Wednesday-ish.

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