Kentucky Football: SEC Power Rankings Heading Into Week 5

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After another heart-breaking loss to the Florida Gators by the Kentucky football team, the Wildcats drop in the SEC Power Rankings.

It was another wild week in SEC football. From a gut-wrenching loss by Kentucky football to a huge win for one of the Bulldogs, there was no shortage in excitement. Although no upsets really happened, some were very close and help to shape this week’s power rankings.

Kentucky extended it’s losing streak to 31 against Florida. Georgia proved that they’re the team to beat in the SEC East. Butch Jones has another tough game as a Volunteer, and LSU, again, impressed nobody.

As Alabama still sits as a solid number one in the power rankings, the number two spot has been solidified. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the new SEC Power Rankings heading into week 5.

1. Alabama (4-0)

Everyone was chanting upset before the Tide’s game in Nashville, but Alabama showed everyone not to jump the gun. After a 59-0 rout of Vanderbilt on the road, there’s no doubt Alabama is the team to beat in not only the SEC, but the nation as well.

2. Georgia (4-0)

The battle of the Bulldogs didn’t give us as much excitement as hoped, unless you’re a Georgia fan. Jake Fromm looks like the future, while Nick Chubb and Sony Michel look as solid as we all expected them to. They are the team to beat in the East.

3. Auburn (3-1)

Although Auburn’s only loss of the season is to Clemson, there are still plenty of questions surrounding the Tigers. Their offense looked great on Saturday, but don’t forget they were playing the miserable defense of Missouri.

Auburn v Missouri
COLUMBIA, MO – SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers talks to players during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

4. Florida (2-1)

It’s tough to put Florida this high in the power rankings, but they are undefeated in the SEC still. Their offense looked shaky at best against the Wildcats, but the Gators pulled out a down-to-the-wire victory over Kentucky once again.

5. LSU (3-1)

I know, it’s hard to imagine LSU being ahead of Mississippi State after the beating the Bulldogs put on them in week 3. The fact is, though, despite how much the Tigers have been struggling, they still have a lot of talent. Nobody would be surprised if they turned their season around at any time.

6. Texas A&M (3-1)

The Aggies haven’t looked over-powering at all this year, but they still sit at 3-1. They are also 1-0 in the SEC after an overtime thriller over Arkansas. Don’t expect them to stay this good all year, though, because their team hasn’t given fans much reason for hope.

7. Kentucky (3-1)

All in all, the Kentucky football team looked pretty good on Saturday. They owned the first half, and let’s be honest, if it wasn’t for two blown coverages, Kentucky would be a lot higher on this list. They should be able to bounce back in a big way with Eastern Michigan and Missouri upcoming.

LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 23: Mark Stoops the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats watches the action in the game against the Florida Gators during the game at Kroger Field on September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 23: Mark Stoops the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats watches the action in the game against the Florida Gators during the game at Kroger Field on September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

8. Mississippi State (3-1)

The crushing loss between the hedges sent Mississippi State back down to earth real quick. They have a tough road test against Auburn this week, and will need a better balanced attack offensively to stand a chance.

9. Vanderbilt (3-1)

The Commodores looked awfully bad on Saturday, but Alabama seems to have that effect on teams. If they are able to look past that loss and get back on track, Vandy should still be considered a contender on defense.

10. Tennessee (3-1)

Butch Jones’ job doesn’t seem so stable right about now. Their defense looked sturdy on Saturday, but only dropping 14 points on win-less Umass doesn’t say much for this offense. They have a tough home game against Georgia next week.

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11. Arkansas (1-2)

Another tough loss to Texas A&M puts the Razorbacks at 1-2 for the season. They looked bad in the second half and surrendered a 14-point lead. It could be a long season for Arkansas.

12. Ole Miss (2-1)

Hopefully this bye week will give the Rebels some life, because they haven’t seemed to have much of it this season. With Alabama next on their schedule, don’t expect them to show much of anything this week.

13. South Carolina (3-1)

South Carolina barely escaped a loss at home to Louisiana Tech, if that tells you anything about their season. It’s been a rough one. Without their star player, don’t expect this season to get any better for the Gamecocks.

14. Missouri (1-3)

After another crushing loss, things are not looking good for Missouri. Their schedule does them no favors, either. They have Kentucky and Georgia on the road coming up after a bye week.

Next: Kentucky Must Look Past Loss to Florida

Kentucky football needs to bounce back in a nice way on Saturday after another loss to Florida. They still have a chance to make it to the SEC Championship, even though that chance is looking dimmer after week 4.