Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beware the #4 - SEC West Update

Beware the #4 SEC West! Three teams in the SEC West are 4-0: Alabama, LSU & Auburn. Also, 3 teams in the top 4 of the AP Polls have fallen in the past 4 weeks: Oklahoma, USC & Ole Miss. Last week the SEC had 4 teams in the Top 10 of the AP Poll: Florida, Alabama, Ole Miss & LSU. Now LSU is ranked #4 heading into this weekend's game against UGA with a record of 4-0. LSU must face #4 Caleb King, #8 AJ Green, & #12 Tavarres King...see anything weird here? I think it might be a close game, but I'm saying that LSU is ripe to fall. If I were a UGA fan in Vegas, I'd bet it all on #4...that's black on the roulette wheel folks.

On a different note, I don't think Alabama will lose too much sleep over Dont'a Hightower's injury, but his pressure against the QB will be missed . That being said, Alabama's offense is much too balanced for Kentucky's defense, and Saban's red streak slides into next week's game against Ole Miss at 5-0 and holds tight at #3, with UF and Texas taking the week off.

Tim looks a little light in his loafers...I'm just sayin...

Finally, let me say it here and now; Auburn is 4-0. BUT, this is the beginning of their SEC schedule with 4 of their next 8 games on the road, so on in my mind the season is just beginning. Auburn might as well consider themselves 0-0 going into Tennessee. The Tigers are an underdog, a place where Auburn usually excels. In case you didn't know, this game features the #3 defense in the country, Tennessee, against the #3 offense in the country, Auburn. How we got here, I haven't a clue. But, I am excited to see what happens this weekend on Rocky Top and how #44 Ben Tate can run against #14Eric Berry.

More of this...

....and less of this.

So, with three teams at 4-0 in the SEC West, and given our track record of Top 4 teams falling over 4 weeks, and LSU ranked #4...I'm saying LSU better watch out.

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