Where LSU lands in this week’s FBS 130 re-ranking

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As we wrap up the week that was for the SEC, we look at how they rank among the FBS.

This week’s FBS 130 re-rank from Paul Myerberg has the LSU Tigers dropping just a bit. The Bayou Bengals played the defending national champions tough in Tuscaloosa. Coming close to winning at Bryant Denny Stadium for the second-consecutive trip. However, close doesn’t mean much and we aren’t here for moral victories.

Around the SEC the usual suspects came away with wins. The Georgia Bulldogs continued to run through the competition and Texas A&M continues to ascend.

Breaking down the latest FBS power rankings:

Georgia Bulldogs (9-0)

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This week: No. 1 (No Change)

The Georgia Bulldogs continued their march towards Atlanta after knocking off Missouri 43-6. As the season winds down, Georgia and Alabama seem to be on a collision course.

Alabama Crimson Tide (8-1)

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This Week: No. 3 (No Change)

On Saturday night the Alabama Crimson Tide survived yet another scare as they escaped with the 20-14 win over LSU. Can they continue to hold off the rest of the West with three games remaining?

Texas A&M Aggies (7-2)

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This Week: No. 11 (+3)

The Texas A&M Aggies keep rolling along this week after knocking off the Auburn Tigers. It was a defensive slugfest early but the Aggies found enough offense to put the Tigers away. They need a little help to reach the SEC title game but own the tiebreaker over Alabama.

Ole Miss Rebels (7-2)

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This Week: No. 12 (+2)

The Ole Miss Rebels and Lane Kiffin ruined the homecoming of former head coach Hugh Freeze. They have a massive game this weekend against Texas A&M. While they likely can’t win the SEC West without a lot of help, they do have hopes of a New Years Six appearance. To do so, the Rebels need to win this weekend.

Auburn Tigers (6-3)

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This Week: No. 24 (-11)

Any shot to take the SEC West crown went out the window after the loss to Texas A&M on Saturday. Tigers will look to regroup this week with Mississippi State. They could still make a possible run at the New Years Six but even that feels like a long shot.

Kentucky Wildcats (6-3)

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This Week: No. 28 (-11)

After starting the year at 6-0, the season has started to unravel for Mark Stoops. They come off their third-straight loss, this time to Tennessee. Only one conference game remains against Vanderbilt before matchups with New Mexico State and Louisville. They still have an opportunity to get a better bowl bid as the season winds down.

Arkansas Razorbacks (6-3)

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This Week: No. 30 (+1)

Arkansas is very similar to Kentucky in that they started off hot before cooling off a bit. They became bowl eligible after defeating Mississippi State by three on Saturday. They travel to LSU and Alabama for the next two weeks. Can they ruin LSU’s hopes of becoming bowl eligible?

Tennessee Vols (5-4)

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This Week: No. 40 (+5)

It feels like the Tennessee Vols are starting to find their stride under first-year head coach Josh Heupel. Now the team has an opportunity to spoil national championship hopes for the Georgia Bulldogs. That is a tall task for anyone but with the number of upsets, can they add one more to the list?

Mississippi State Bulldogs (6-3)

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This Week: No. 43 (-8)

It was a tough way to lose against Arkansas going down by three points against Arkansas. Don’t count out the Fighting Mike Leach’s against Auburn this week. They are upset-minded and have already taken down Kentucky and Texas A&M.

LSU Tigers (4-5)

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This Week: No. 46 (-3)

Despite taking the No. 3 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide to the limit, LSU fell three spots this week. They still have the opportunity to get to bowl eligibility but really need a win this week against Arkansas.

Florida Gators (4-5)

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This Week: No. 60 (-16)

Another embarrassing loss for the Florida Gators this week drops them 16 spots. They lost to South Carolina, a team that many believed Florida could handle easily as they started their third different quarterback this year. The loss cost offensive line coach John Hevesy and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham their jobs. Rough times in Gainesville.

Missouri Tigers (4-5)

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This Week: No 72 (-2)

There is no shame in losing to the Georgia Bulldogs, a team that has essentially run through everyone. Coach Drink has work to do to get the Tigers back to where they were when they joined the SEC. With South Carolina, Florida, and Arkansas remaining, can Mizzou get a couple of wins to become bowl eligibile?

South Carolina Gamecocks (5-4)

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This Week: No. 73 (+15)

It was a massive win for head coach Shane Beamer and the South Carolina Gamecocks as they boat raced Florida at home. Can they find just one more victory to reach bowl eligibility? They play Missouri and Auburn to close out SEC play before their annual battle with Clemson.

Vanderbilt Commodores (2-7)

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This Week: No. 114 (No Change)

Vanderbilt enjoyed their open week and now is set to close out their season. Bowl eligibility isn’t at stake so the Commodores are looking to finish the season on a high note for head coach Clark Lea. Vandy will host Kentucky in their final home game before trips to Ole Miss and Tennessee.

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