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SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 10

SEC Rankings: Breaking down the Top 10 Teams

Boston Mountain Publishing, Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:42 PM





















We have ranked the Top 10 SEC Teams through Week 9 and discuss their current status and their teams outlook going forward.











Heading into Week 10, the SEC has 3 teams in the Top 10 and 5 teams in the AP Top 25 Poll. Two teams remain undefeated, both divisions are still up for grabs, and two players headline the Heisman race at the mid-way point in the 2022 season.


There are still several big games to be played in the regular season, especially over the next two weekends. Before we jump ahead, let's get through Week 10 first which offers 4 big games with division ramifications on the line in the East and West in 2 of them.






SEC Top Games of Week 10



KENTUCKY @ MISSOURI 12/11c

TENNESSEE @ GEORGIA 3:30/2:30c

LIBERTY @ ARKANSAS 4/3c

ALABAMA @ LSU 7/6c














Game of the Weekend


OLE MISS 31 @ TEXAS A&M 28



Kyle Field - College Station, TX



Ole Miss traveled to College Station on Saturday night to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in a SEC West midseason showdown. There was some preseason hype on this game early in the year as words were exchanged between both coaches, Lane Kiffin and Jimbo Fisher. With all that hype, all that mattered Saturday was Ole Miss making it out of there with a win and staying in the SEC West conversation.

This was another game for Texas A&M in which they played really well for half the game. Ole Miss was consistent throughout. Not one of their flashier games, but enough to take the win and put themselves in a decent position in the SEC West with a BYE week ahead. Two weeks to prepare for Alabama.




OLE MISS


RB Quinshon Judkins - 205 rushing yards and 1 TD

WR Jonathan Mingo - 89 receiving yards 1 TD



TEXAS A&M


QB Conner Weigman - 338 passing yards 4 TDs

RB Devon Achane - 138 rushing yards

WR Moose Muhammad III - 112 receiving yards 1 TD























SEC TEAM POWER RANKINGS








#10 - MISSOURI TIGERS 4-4



SEC EAST (2-3)




Missouri has kept most of their games close this year but wins and losses are what matter in the tough SEC. In their losses, they played Georgia close (4 points), Auburn close (3 points), Florida close (7 points), and their worst defeat was to Kansas State in Week 2, falling 40-12 on the road.


The Missouri Defense has been solid, allowing 21.5 points per game, but their offense can't get over the hump. Missouri will be a tough matchup down the stretch, and they still have plenty to play for and wanting to get to the magic number of 6 wins on the year and a post season bowl invitation. Their rival game against Arkansas, taking place in Columbia the day after Thanksgiving could have an impact on both teams for bowl eligibility and they do play for the Battle Line Trophy which adds some excitement to the annual game. They could use a win this weekend and so does Kentucky.



  • WR Dominic Lovett ranks 3rd in the SEC with 659 receiving yards.

  • K Harrison Mevis has tried the most field goals and has completed the most field goals in the SEC. He is 15 for 20 with a long of 56 yards.






NATIONAL RANKINGS



  • Defense is ranked 19th in the nation, only allowing 310.1 total yards per game, 2,481 total on the year.

  • Have only allowed 20 total TDs on the year, ranked 24th with only 16 being Offensive scores.








Upcoming Games:





Saturday November 5


Kentucky (5-3)

@ Missouri



Saturday November 12


Missouri

@ Tennessee












#9 - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS 5-3 Down 1






SEC EAST (2-3)







South Carolina was still in celebration mode from the weekend before after taking down Texas A&M 30-24 at Williams-Bryce Stadium and it showed this week. Missouri went into the other Columbia and walked away with an easy SEC East win. The Gamecocks looked tired and the Missouri D locked down their offense all day. They have an opportunity to get back in the win column this weekend when they travel to Nashville to take on the basement dwelling Vanderbilt Commodores.





Upcoming Games:




Saturday November 5


South Carolina

@ Vanderbilt (3-5)



Saturday November 12


South Carolina

@ Florida

















#8 - MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS 5-3 Up 1




SEC WEST (2-3)




In their last game before the BYE week, Mississippi State couldn't do much against Alabama, losing 30-6 on the road. At the time, the SEC West was still in play for the Bulldogs, but Alabama needed to respond to the national critics after losing in Knoxville the weekend before, and they did jst that. MSU was able to score their 6 points as time ran out.


The Bulldogs now face Auburn who is coming off a bad loss to Arkansas and they just fired their Head Coach Bryan Harsin on Monday morning. This is the week for State to get back on track. As long as they don't look too far ahead and start thinking about Georgia visiting next weekend, they should win at home this weekend.



Sidenote: Mississippi State Athletic Director John Cohen was hired by Auburn on Monday.




  • QB Will Rogers still leading the SEC with 2,555 passing yards, and is ranked #7 in nation

  • CB Emmanuel Forbes leads the conference with 5 INTs on the year.

  • LB Jett Johnson ranks 2nd in the SEC with 72 tackles.

  • LB Nathaniel Watson ranks 4th with 68 tackles.





NCAA NATIONAL RANKING



#10 Average passing yards per game: 321.6

#17 Completion rate 67.9%







Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 5


Auburn (3-5)

@ Mississippi State



Saturday November 12


Georgia

@ Mississippi State
















#7 - KENTUCKY WILDCATS 5-3 Down 2



SEC EAST (2-3)







The Wildcats were coming off a BYE week and trying to heal up and prepare for Tennessee before heading to Knoxville this past weekend in the much-anticipated matchup. Well, that was not the answer. There was no answer from Kentucky. They were outmatched all day against the Vols. The Wildcats travel to Columbia, MO and have an opportunity to get back some of that early season mojo against Missouri this weekend, but this will be a tough matchup for both teams. Missouri has a decent defense and could cause trouble for Kentucky, especially after being exposed last week at Tennessee.





NCAA NATIONAL RANKING


#20 Fewest passing yards allowed per game 186.6






Upcoming Games:




Saturday November 5


Kentucky

@ Missouri (4-4)



Saturday November 12


Vanderbilt

@ Kentucky


















#6 - ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS 5-3 Up 1




SEC WEST (2-3)




University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


The running game is led by RB Raheim "Rocket" Sanders who is currently ranked 6th in the nation and 1st in the SEC with 1,041 yards on the ground.


The toughest loss for the Razorbacks this season was against Texas A&M in Arlington, TX for the annual Southwest Classic. The Aggies have dominated the series at the neutral site.

Mississippi St. looked impressive against the Hogs, relentless the entire game. The loss to Alabama was predictable.


The Hogs looked a little rusty coming off their BYE week against Auburn. They still won and it wasn't close, and they looked way better than Auburn whatever that means. This weekend Arkansas scheduled #23 Liberty for their Homecoming game and again they have a tough non-conference matchup to focus on. A victory here adds to their resume and a loss makes it more difficult to get that all important 6th win of the season.


  • LB Drew Sanders leads the SEC with 7 sacks.

  • DL Jordan Domineck is 2nd in the SEC with 6 sacks. (OUT)

  • DB Dwight McGlothern ranks 2nd in the SEC with 3 INTs.

  • LB Bumper Pool is 2nd in the SEC with 72 tackles on the year.




NCAA NATIONAL RANKING




#6 Rushing yards per game 245.8

#13 Total Offense: yards per game 492.5

#14 Completes 50% of their 3rd downs

#25 Total 1st Downs - 199







Upcoming Games:





Saturday November 5


Liberty (7-1)

@ Arkansas



Saturday November 12


LSU (6-2)

@ Arkansas






















#5 - OLE MISS 8-1 Up 1




SEC WEST (4-1)




This was a good win for Ole Miss coming off their previous week 45-20 beatdown at LSU. The Rebels played tough enough to outlast the Aggies late surge. Coach Kiffin said after the game, when "someone attacks you personally, calls you and your buddy Coach Saban both clowns, you take that personal. So, glad we won."


The next game is crucial for Ole Miss if they want to remain in contention for an SEC West title. Coach Lane Kiffin had his team in perfect position in the tough SEC West before the LSU loss, but the Rebels still have Alabama ahead. They have an extra week to prepare for their home game against the Tide, and if Alabama gets through LSU this weekend, there will be a spotlight on the City of Oxford on November 12th. Kiffin will be tuned into this weekend's game, at home.


  • QB Jaxson Dart had thrown for 1,911 yards ranking 4th in conference.

  • RB Quinshon Judkins ranks 2nd in the SEC with 1,036 rushing yards, 7th in nation