The default No. 1 team until they lose, though they easily could have lost to Ole Miss this past weekend.
The win over LSU stands next to Alabama’s win over Georgia as one of the two most impressive of the season so far.
The Bulldogs have at least beaten a couple of decent teams, something LSU has only done once in beating South Carolina.
The defense will never be at its full potential without Ricky Jean-Francois, kinda like how last year it was never itself after the chop block on Glenn Dorsey until the title game.
What happens when your 5-7 all lose to better teams? They stay in the same order, that’s what.
6. South Carolina
Once again, so close and yet so far. It pains me a little bit to see Spurrier struggle, but at the same time, what caused the man to lose his recruiting touch with QBs and receivers?
7. Ole Miss
The best 3-4 team in America.
A last-minute escape over the admittedly suddenly-frisky Razorbacks doesn’t move you up in my poll.
If any team needed a bye week, it was this one. You would think with the extra time they could pick something on offense and stick with it, but we’ll see.
I remember some Arkansas fans in the offseason saying not to worry about the running game because of Michael Smith, just worry about the rest of the team. They were dead right.
They didn’t get Croom‘d or anything, but Wyoming seems like the only sure win left on the schedule. Going bowling is not guaranteed.
12. Mississippi State
The game against Tennessee was a lot closer than the score indicates, but this team is still hopeless. I would not be shocked if they lost to MTSU this weekend.