SEC power rankings after Week 8: Two teams continue to win while others fall

In Week 8, several SEC programs suffered gut-wrenching losses while others continued their winning ways.

Ole Miss made the trip to Baton Rouge to take on the LSU Tigers.

Unfortunately for Lane Kiffin’s squad, the Rebels lost their game of the season 45-20. As for Texas A&M, the Aggies lost to South Carolina after their bye week.

As a result, two of the hottest teams in the conference as of right now are LSU and South Carolina. Tennessee continued to win with a victory over Tennessee-Martin.

Alabama bounced back to defeat Mississippi State. Missouri used a collective team effort to knock off Vanderbilt. Other programs like Auburn, Arkansas, Kentucky, Florida, and Georgia each had bye weeks.

Today, Roll Tide Wire takes a look at our latest SEC power rankings following Week 8 of the 2022 season.

14. Vanderbilt Commodores (3-5) The Commodores began their season with a 3-1 record but have since dropped four games in a row. Clark Lea’s squad is searching for answers at this point in time. 

13. Missouri Tigers (3-4) The Tigers came out of the bye week and took care of business against Vanderbilt. 

12. Auburn Tigers (3-4) Auburn has been lackluster on both sides of the ball this season for the most part. 

11. Texas A&M Aggies (3-4) The Aggies have not lived up to expectations this season. 

10. Arkansas Razorbacks (4-3) The Razorbacks got the season started off on a good note with wins over Cincinnati and South Carolina.

9. Florida Gators (4-3) The Gators have been struggling recently to win in close games.

8. Mississippi State Bulldogs (5-3) The Bulldogs were pretty much shut out offensively the past two weeks.

7. South Carolina Gamecocks (5-2) Shane Beamer has been able to bounce back from two losses early on in the season. His squad has now won four games in a row against several SEC opponents in Kentucky and Texas A&M.

6. Ole Miss Rebels (7-1) The Rebels are coming off a 20-point loss on the road at LSU. Lane Kiffin’s squad fell in what was likely the toughest matchup up to this point. The offense didn’t put up as many points as in games past. 

5. Kentucky Wildcats (5-2) The Wildcats could be undefeated if it weren’t for the late-game miscues against Ole Miss and South Carolina.

4. LSU Tigers (5-2) LSU is coming off of a big Week 8 win over the Ole Miss Rebels.

3. Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1) Alabama was able to avenge the three-point loss to Tennessee by knocking off a ranked Mississippi State squad in Week 8.

2. Georgia Bulldogs (7-0) Kirby Smart has his squad undefeated as they head into the showdown with Florida in Jacksonville this weekend. 

1. Tennessee Volunteers (7-0) The Volunteers have been dominant on offense this season. 

Heisman contender Hendon Hooker and promising wide receiver Jalin Hyatt have paved the way in head coach Josh Heupel’s second season in Knoxville.

The Volunteers have two tough weeks ahead against Kentucky and Georgia.

 If the offense can continue to put points on the board, it will be hard for them to be beaten.

Nonetheless, both games will be intriguing.

As for now, the Volunteers remain atop the SEC power rankings heading into Week 9.

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