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Before the season started there may not have been anyone in America outside the state of Mississippi who could have imagined that Mississippi State and Ole Miss would be undefeated not only in the SEC, but as the favorites to play in the College Football playoffs this year. And yet here we are: Almost in November with those two teams ranked #1 and #3 – and with their annual “Egg Bowl” rivalry game coming up, it is very likely that the SEC West representative in the conference title game will be determined by that game and not by the the electrifying Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama.
Here are the power rankings of the SEC conference teams heading into Week 7:
14. Vanderbilt – If the Commodores were playing Missouri at home this week they may have been able to take advantage of their sudden slump, but winning on the road may be too big a task.
13. Tennessee – Outside of a close loss to Georgia where they scored 32 points, the Volunteers haven’t scored more than 10 points against any ranked or SEC team this year. That doesn’t bode well against the #4 Alabama Crimson Tide.
12. Kentucky – Losing by 38 to LSU proved that Kentucky’s 5-2 record is just a fluke that’s a result of an easy schedule with some smoke and mirrors.
11. Arkansas – The Razorbacks have put up a lot more fight than anyone could have expected this year. If they played in the SEC East, they would probably be a contender for the SEC title.