The SEC remains more competitive than it has ever been heading into Week 11 of the 2023 season.
While other programs are out of the conference race, they are still in a position to finish out the season on a strong note.
It will be interesting to see how the SEC pans out after an interesting week of conference play and several non-conference matchups.
Roll Tide Wire provides its SEC football power rankings heading into Week 11 of the 2023 season.
Vanderbilt Commodores (2-8)
Things have continued to go from bad to worse in Nashville. Vanderbilt lost their Week 10 matchup against Auburn 31-15. The Commodores were non-competitive for the majority of the game as well. Clark Lea’s squad has lost eight straight games and has not won a game in conference play. For their Week 11 matchup, Vanderbilt will travel to Columbia to take on South Carolina.
Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-5)
Ever since Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers suffered an injury, the Bulldogs have failed to score points. That trend continued into Week 9 as Mississippi State fell to Kentucky 24-3. Zac Arnett’s squad is 1-5 in conference play and will continue to struggle as long as Rogers is injured. Mississippi State will travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M in their Week 10 matchup.
South Carolina Gamecocks (3-6)
South Carolina was desperate for a Week 9 victory and rightfully so. The Gamecocks had lost their last four games. In Week 9, the Gamecocks knocked off Jacksonville State 38-28. It was not a pretty win by any means, but it was much-needed. Now, the Gamecocks will play host to Vanderbilt for their Week 10 matchup.
Auburn Tigers (5-4)
Auburn is one of the programs in the conference that is trending in the right direction. Hugh Freeze’s squad knocked off an ailing, Vanderbilt squad that was on a seven-game losing streak. The Tigers won 31-15. While Auburn has had a stretch of easy games, it appears to continue to be favorable for the most part. Auburn will travel to Fayetteville to face Arkansas for their Week 10 matchup. Both programs are coming off of road wins.
Arkansas Razorbacks (3-6)
If any program outside of Vanderbilt needed a win, it had to be Arkansas. The Razorbacks were competitive in recent weeks but just could not seem to pick up a win. In Week 9, Arkansas went on the road and defeated Florida 39-36. Sam Pittman’s squad will look to continue that trend in Week 10 when they return home to play Auburn.
Florida Gators (5-4)
Florida was a 6-point favorite against Arkansas. The Gators figured to get back on the right track after a double-digit loss to Georgia in Jacksonville. However, things went in the opposite direction. Billy Napier’s squad lost 39-36 to the Razorbacks. Things will not get any easier moving forward. For their Week 10 matchup, Florida will travel to Baton Rouge to take on LSU.
Texas A&M Aggies (5-4)
Texas A&M had dropped two of the last three games leading up to their matchup against Ole Miss. The losing continued in Week 9. The Aggies fell 38-35 to the Rebels. Jimbo Fisher’s squad has struggled mightily on the defensive side of the ball. That will need to be fixed moving forward. Texas A&M will host Mississippi State for their Week 10 matchup.
Kentucky Wildcats (6-3)
Kentucky lost a nail-biter to Tennessee in their Week 8 matchup. The narrative changed in Week 9. The Wildcats defeated Mississippi State 24-3. Kentucky will need as much momentum as they can get heading into a tough, Week 10 contest against Alabama. Both teams are coming off of wins.
Missouri Tigers (7-2)
In a highly-anticipated matchup, Missouri made the trip to Athens to take on the undefeated, Georgia Bulldogs. Unfortunately, the Tigers fell just short of the Bulldogs by a final score of 30-21. The Tigers are out of the race to win the SEC East. They will return home to take on Tennessee in Week 10. This is a big game for both programs in terms of the future in recruiting and momentum for the rest of the season.
Tennessee Volunteers (7-2)
Tennessee continued its winning ways in Week 9 against UConn. The Volunteers scored early and often en route to a 59-3 win. Their Week 10 matchup will be against a tough, Missouri squad. It will be another test for a Volunteers squad that has struggled in big games this season.
LSU Tigers (6-3)
LSU was hoping to travel to Tuscaloosa and pick up a win in Week 9. However, the Tigers fell victim to the Crimson Tide by a final score of 42-28. LSU starting quarterback Jayden Daniels suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter, so that is worth monitoring moving forward. The Tigers will return to Baton Rouge to play host to Florida in Week 10.
Ole Miss Rebels (8-1)
Ole Miss continued their winning streak after knocking off Texas A&M 38-35 in Week 9. The Rebels have now won five games straight. Their Week 10 matchup will be a road trip to Athens to take on Georgia. It will be a big game for both programs.
Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1)
Alabama has continued to roll ever since their Week 2 loss to Texas. The Crimson Tide knocked off LSU 42-28. Alabama will make a rare trip to Lexington to take on Kentucky for their Week 10 matchup. It will be interesting to see how Alabama responds to a big win over the Tigers.
Georgia Bulldogs (9-0)
Georgia continued their winning ways against Missouri in Week 9. The Bulldogs are in the toughest stretch of their schedule and have had their strongest performances the past two weeks. The Bulldogs will play host to a strong, Ole Miss squad for their Week 10 matchup. It will be tough for Georgia to drop out of the No. 1 spot on the conference power rankings unless they were to lose.