Record Number Of SEC Schools Land In AP Poll

A record 10 SEC schools land inside the week 2 college football AP rankings released earlier today.

While it's only one week into the 2015 season a record number of Southeastern Conference programs find themsevles inside the AP Top 25. The previous record was eight programs. 

Alabama checks in at No. 2 while Auburn comes in at No. 6 and Georgia at No. 10. Then you have LSU (No. 14), Texas A&M (No. 16), Ole Miss (No. 17), Arkansas (No. 18), Missouri (No. 20), Tennessee (No. 23) and Mississippi State (No. 25).The Aggies and Bulldogs (Mississippi State) were previously not in the top 25.

The Crimson Tide and Tigers had two big week one wins against Wisconsin and Louisville respectively.  Perhaps the most impressive SEC performance on Saturday was the Aggies defense. They harassed Arizona State all game long and had an impressive win over the Sun Devils. The Gerogia game was ended abruptly because of bad weather in the fourth quarter while LSU's home game against McNeese State got cancelled after just a handful of snaps in about five minutes of action. 13 of the 14 teams won in week one. The only loss came at the expense of Vanderbilt. The Commodores lost to Western Kentucky 14-12.

What's interesting is that all seven teams from the SEC West made this top 25. They also made the Scout Top 30 Power Rankings, both the pre-season version and today's week two release.

Looking ahead to this week's slate of SEC games, the Vols host Oklahoma and LSU travels to Mississippi State. So this record could be short lived.

Of course Ohio State remains the unanimous choice as college football's best team in the AP Poll. There's certainly no doubt about Urban Meyer's squad. Everyone, not just the SEC, is chasing this team from Columbus.


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