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SEC Football Power Rankings: Week 11

SEC Rankings: Breaking down the Top 10 Teams

Boston Mountain Publishing, Tuesday, November 8, 2022 4:57 PM
























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
















Heading into Week 11, the SEC has 5 teams in the Top 11 in the AP Top 25 Poll. Only one team remains undefeated after last weekend, and the West division is still up for grabs.

One player is still in the Heisman race with 3 games to go in the 2022 regular season.


There are still several big games to be played in the regular season, especially this weekend. Before we jump ahead, let's get through Week 11 first which offers 3 big games with division ramifications on the line in the West.






SEC Top Games of Week 11



LSU @ ARKANSAS 12/11c

ALABAMA @ OLE MISS 3:30/2:30c

GEORGIA @ MISSISSIPPI STATE 7/6c















Game of the Weekend


LSU 32 vs ALABAMA 31 OT



LSU Campus

No doubt about it, this was the game of the weekend and maybe even the year. Alabama has played in two games of this caliber this season and they couldn't get the win in either one of them.


In a game that was dominated by defense early on and entering halftime with the score at 7-6 and LSU leading, the 2nd half turned into a back-and-forth thriller that came down to the wire in overtime.


In OT, Alabama scored a TD on a long first possession and kicked the extra-point to take the score to 31- 24 Alabama. LSU got the ball back and answered immediately, as QB Jaylen Daniels kept the ball and ran right for 25 yards, only needing one play to find the end zone to go down a point. Then came the decision to go for two and the victory. LSU Head Coach Brian Kelly called a classic pick pass that he ran for years at Notre Dame and Daniels hit Mason Taylor on the short pass to the front right pylon for the win. Wild finish in Baton Rouge and the Tigers move to 7-2 on the year, tied with Alabama in the SEC West. The Tigers have won back-to-back Top 10 matchups in their last two games.






















SEC TEAM POWER RANKINGS








#10 - MISSOURI TIGERS 4-5



SEC EAST (2-4)




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 now add Kentucky (4 points).


The Missouri Defense has been solid, allowing 21.44 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 have a tough task this weekend with the Vol's coming off their first loss of the season.



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

  • K Harrison Mevis has tried the most field goals and completed the most field goals in the SEC. He is 16 for 21 with a long of 56 yards.






NATIONAL RANKINGS



  • Defense is ranked 13th in the nation, only allowing 303.7 total yards per game.








Upcoming Games:





Saturday November 12


Missouri

@ Tennessee (8-1)



Saturday November 19


New Mexico State (3-5)

@ Missouri




Friday November 25


Arkansas (5-4)

@ Missouri










#9 - SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS 6-3






SEC EAST (3-3)







Two weeks ago, 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 had an opportunity to get back in the win column this past weekend when they traveled to Nashville to take on the basement dwelling Vanderbilt Commodores and they did just that, winning 38-27 to get to the all-important mark of 6 wins on the season.


They have a tough matchup with Florida in Gainesville this weekend, and then a tough matchup with Tennessee, and then a tough matchup with Clemson. Tough is the key word here because that is what they will need to be with this schedule here on out.




Upcoming Games:




Saturday November 12


South Carolina

@ Florida (5-4)





Saturday November 19


Tennessee (8-1)

@ South Carolina





Saturday November 26


South Carolina

@ Clemson (8-1)
















#8 - ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS 5-4 Down 2




SEC WEST (2-3)




University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas


The Arkansas running game is led by RB Raheim "Rocket" Sanders who is currently ranked 6th in the nation and 1st in the SEC with 1,101 yards on the ground. Liberty did not let him run the ball all day. Sanders finished with a season low, 60 yards on the day.


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 Liberty loss was a gut-punch for the Hogs. They believed they would win this one on Homecoming in Fayetteville. Going down 21-3 at half was too much to overcome and things do not get any easier for the Razorbacks as LSU comes to town on Saturday for an early morning Battle for the Golden Boot rivalry game.


It becomes more difficult for Arkansas to get that all important 6th win of the season.


  • LB Drew Sanders leads the SEC with 8 sacks.

  • DL Jordan Domineck is 2nd in the SEC with 7 sacks.

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

  • LB Bumper Pool is 2nd in the SEC with 80 tackles on the year.




NCAA NATIONAL RANKING




#10 Rushing yards per game 233.3

#13 Total Offense: yards per game 485.3

#20 Completes 47.1% of their 3rd downs

#23 Total 1st Downs - 221







Upcoming Games:





Saturday November 12


LSU (7-2)

@ Arkansas



Saturday November 19


Ole Miss (8-1)

@ Arkansas





Friday November 25


Arkansas

@ Missouri (4-5)




























#7 - MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS 6-3 Up 1




SEC WEST (3-3)




The Bulldogs came out of their BYE week to face Auburn who was coming off a bad loss to Arkansas and they fired their Head Coach Bryan Harsin on Monday morning. This was the week for State to get back on track after their last game against Alabama where they couldn't do anything in that game.


Last week we said, "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," and they did but it took OT to get the win 39-33.


Well, their big game is here, and they have a chance to take down the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs at home. A chance of almost zero if Georgia plays like they did last weekend.



  • QB Will Rogers still leading the SEC with 2,912 passing yards and and is ranked #5 in nation.

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

  • LB Jett Johnson ranks 3rd in the SEC with 78 tackles.

  • LB Nathaniel Watson also ranks 3rd in conference with 78 tackles.





NCAA NATIONAL RANKING



#8 Average passing yards per game: 325.6

#14 Completion rate 67.9%







Upcoming Games:






Saturday November 12


Georgia (9-0)

@ Mississippi State




Saturday November 19


East Tennessee State (3-6)

@ Mississippi State






Thursday November 24


Mississippi State

@ Ole Miss (8-1)














#6 - KENTUCKY WILDCATS 6-3 Up 1



SEC EAST (3-3)





A win is a win. That has to be the feeling in the Kentucky locker room this week as they punted their way out of Columbia, MO on Saturday afternoon.


Kentucky gets a visit from Vanderbilt this weekend before their matchup with Georgia in two weeks.

This is the game to get the offense going. They have disappeared in the last few weeks, and they are going to need more points, especially in their last two games of the regular season. One good thing for the Wildcats, they are bowl eligible again this year.




NCAA NATIONAL RANKING


#20 Fewest passing yards allowed per game 181.8






Upcoming Games:




Saturday November 12