Scott Moore Has Bama Number One

The Pigskin Prognosticator went 9-4 over the weekend, improving to 21-6 overall. As we look at the power ratings in the SEC (keep in mind about my Carolina pick in the spring), two teams are showing they might very well be a little better than the rest. We have a few teams that are showing identity problems and one or two that may have suffered identity theft.

But that's why we have week three--so identity can be established once and for all. Also, the hot seat could officially get turned up to broiler range on a few coaches depending on the outcome of this week's upcoming schedule.

1. Alabama 2-0

The Crimson Tide toyed with the Nittany Lions Saturday night and out of respect for Jo Pa, Bama did not utterly embarrass the Lions. The Crimson Tide served notice they aren't giving anything back this season without a fight. The offense is dominating and the defense has yet to give up a touchdown. Duke will be a good tune-up for the Tide this weekend with a trip to the Ozarks ahead next week and Bama gets its two best players back. Right now Alabama is the most complete team in college football and will only get better. After this week, the schedule gets downright hard. West Favorite

2. South Carolina 2-0

The Gamecocks exercised the Demon called UGA this week and found a future star in freshman tailback Marcus Lattimore. With the win over UGA, Carolina put themselves in the driver's seat for an appearance in Atlanta, but the next few weeks will be very tough for Carolina with a very difficult schedule about to kick in to high gear. The East Champion favorite at this juncture is Carolina and it's likely the East Champ might have two blemishes on its record by the time December rolls around.

3. Florida 2-0

The Giant Water Lizards started off where the finished a week ago with an awful first series but they righted the ship quickly. Florida is still as talented as any team in America, but the Gators had another arrest to deal with in Chris Rainey and right now no one knows how that's going to affect the season. Florida heads to Knoxville this week and more improvement should be expected with a Volunteer defense still defending with muskets instead of a conventional weapons.

4. Arkansas 2-0

The Hogs travel to UGA this weekend with the Dawgs fighting for their collective lives, so this one will be interesting. The Hogs are improved on defense but how much? That is the question in Fayetteville. Have the Hogs improved enough on defense to seriously challenge for the SEC title?

5.LSU 2-0

The Tigers still have issues, and no one can really pinpoint why LSU never plays up to its enormous potential. A visit from the Boys from Starkvegas this weekend may answer a lot of questions...or cause more questions to be asked.

6. Auburn 2-0

Auburn's high flying offense went into stealth mode a week ago as AU hung on to win a close one. The Spotlight from College Gameday comes to the Plains this weekend as Dabo Sweeney and Clemson come to Jordan-Hare. Do you think this game means something to Sweeney and a lot of the Clemson coaching staff?

7. Georgia 1-1

The seat for Richt was already warm, but a loss to Arkansas this week and the DAWG fans (the worst in the SEC) will be eating their own. Emotions can turn on a dime with fickle fan bases and UGA leads that statistic. This will be a very interesting week for UGA.

8. Kentucky 2-0

The Wildcats are off to a great start and the Joker Phillips era is off and running. Once again the Cats fans are counting down the days until midnight madness, but the football Cats are a fun bunch to watch and will make the countdown to basketball season go a little faster.

9. Miss State 1-1

0 Second and long was the cry last week as State continued to put itself in very difficult circumstances against an upper tier SEC squad. The lesson (learned?) is State can't afford to play like that and win games like Auburn and this week's opponent LSU. State is much improved but the Bullies have the toughest row to hoe in the conference.

10. Tennessee 1-1

The Vols got out of the gate quickly against Oregon, but settled for field goals instead of touchdowns and a 13-0 lead evaporated with 48 straight Ducks points. The Vols have a very delicate personality, and it might not take long for the Gators to put UT away in Rocky Top this week.

11. Ole Miss 1-1

JSU?? Still thinking about that one and all of us scratching our heads! Long way to go for the Rebs in 2010. The better question: What in the heck are we going to call Ole Miss next year? Any suggestions please forward to Pete Boone ASAP.

12. Vanderbilt 0-2

Ole Miss and Tennessee are both saying "Thank God for Vandy" because if it weren't for Vanderbilt, UT and Ole Miss might be sharing the cellar with the Commodores this season and when it's all said and done could end up occupying this dubious spot and the forever battle cry "We are Number 12!"

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