14 Thoughts for Week 7

14 Thoughts is the Tidebits version of a PowerPoll…

14. Kentucky (previous 14) – Maybe the ‘Cats aren’t dead after all.  Twenty-one fourth quarter points against South Carolina may indicate a pulse.

13. Mississippi State (12) – The Dogs were completely outmatched against the LSU defense, though the offense put up respectable numbers.

12. Tennessee (13) – The Vols showed up huge against Georgia.  Is this the start of a trend?  They have an off week to gear up for South Carolina and Alabama.

11. Vanderbilt (11) – The Dores have an off week before games against Georgia and Texas A&M.  They’ll likely be 3-6 heading into their final three games.  After Saturday’s performance by Kentucky and Tennessee, it’s not a given that Vandy will bowl this year.

10. Arkansas (10)- Things don’t get easier for the Hogs with a visit from South Carolina this week.

9. Ole Miss (6) – The Black Bears looked dysfunctional and unimaginative in their loss to Auburn.  They gave Texas A&M a great game last year.  Can they do it again?  We’ll find out soon.

8. Auburn (9) – The Tigers are playing solid football and letting other teams find ways to lose.  An 8-4 mark looks reasonable from here.

7. Missouri – (8) – Next up for the 5-0 Tigers is a visit to Georgia.  They may be catching Georgia at a great time.

6. Florida (7) – Can anyone stop the LSU offense?  The league-leading Gator defense will try next.

5. South Carolina (5) – Things are turning dramatic in Columbia with all eyes on Jadeveon Clowney – again.  With the heart of conference play nearing the Gamecocks need Clowney to show up.

4. LSU (4) – Quarterback Zach Mettenberger is playing lights-out and gets a crack at the league-best Florida Gator defense this weekend.

3. Texas A&M (3) – The Aggies took a week off and visit Ole Miss this weekend.

2. Georgia (2) – The Dawgs flirted with disaster against UT before pulling out a win in overtime.  Don’t forget, UGA played the lowly Vols following an emotional win over LSU.

1. Alabama (1) – Don’t look now, but the Tide defense has given up zero touchdowns in its last three games.