14 Thoughts for Week 5

14 Thoughts is the Tidebits version of a PowerPoll…

14. Kentucky (previous 14) – Even a week off and a new Gator quarterback won’t help the ‘Cats pull out a win in Gainesville this week.

13. Tennessee (11) – When the Gators lost Jeff Driskel, the Vols had their best shot in years to pull out a win…and they still couldn’t do it.

12. Mississippi State (13) – Scoring 62 points against Troy was enough to move the Dogs up one spot this week.  They now have a week off to contemplate LSU.

11. Vanderbilt (12) – It may be early in the season, but the Dores are making their bowl drive.  They need wins against UAB next week and Missouri the following to have a shot.

10. Arkansas (9)- A road trip to Rutgers turned into a loss after blowing a fourth quarter lead.  Now the Hogs head into a four week stretch of Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama.  Gulp.

9. Auburn (10) – I’m now starting to think the Tigers can reach eight wins.  They have a week off to get ready for Ole Miss.

8. Missouri – (8) – The Tigers are staying off the radar so far this season despite their 3-0 record.  I guess that’s what playing nobodies will do for you.  Next up is another nobody, Arkansas State.

7. Florida (7) – It’s tough to see a guy like Jeff Driskel get knocked out for the year, but Tyler Murphy could actually provide a boost to the Gator offense.

6. Ole Miss (6) – The Blacks Bears start a four game stretch of ‘Bama, Auburn, Texas A&M and LSU.  If they are going to improve upon last year’s success, it’ll have to happen in this stretch and they’d like nothing better to get it started by knocking of the Tide at home.

5. South Carolina (5) – The Gamecocks took a week off and face Central Florida this week.

4. LSU (4) – The Tiger offense continues to impress after mashing through Auburn in the rain.  Things are about to get serious for the Tigahs as they travel to Athens this week.

3. Georgia (3) – No team has a tougher first four games than Georgia.  The Dawgs are out of mulligans.  If they want to play for a national title this year, they must beat LSU.

2. Texas A&M (2) – It’s hard to see another loss on the Aggies’ schedule until they play LSU in November.

1. Alabama (1) – It wasn’t pretty, but the Tide continued to roll.