That said, here's a complete look at this week's SEC Ratings, based on the usual 1-10 schedule:
1. Georgia (8.5): With Shockley sidelined by a strained knee, Joe Tereshenski completed 5 of 9 passes for 91 yards as the Dawgs (7-0 overall, 5-0 SEC) held on for dear life against Arkansas. Shockley is doubtful for this weekend's showdown with Florida.
2. Alabama (8.5): The Tide (7-0, 5-0) didn't beat Tennessee so much as the Vols beat themselves. Still, you can't downgrade a team that somehow manages to come out on top each week.
3. LSU (8.0): The Tigers (5-1, 4-1) nipped Auburn 20-17 in overtime, thanks to five missed field goals by Auburn's John Vaughn. LSU would be unbeaten except for a second-half collapse against Tennessee.
4. Auburn (8.0): Tommy Tuberville's Tigers (5-2, 3-1) saw their five-game winning streak snapped by LSU, despite 218 rushing yards by Kenny Irons.
5. Florida (7.5): The Gators (5-2, 3-2) had an open date, giving quarterback Chris Leak's injured shoulder some time to heal.
6. Tennessee (7.0): The Vols (3-3, 2-3) have fallen victim to a killer schedule. They've faced four top-10 teams to date, losing to three of them.
8. Arkansas (5.0): Freshman Darren McFadden rushed for 190 yards as the Razorbacks (2-5, 0-4) pushed Georgia to the limit before losing.
9. Vanderbilt (5.0): The Commodores (4-4, 2-3) have dropped four games in a row, with Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee left to play.
10. Ole Miss (5.0): The offensively challenged Rebels (3-4, 1-3) matched their SEC-worst points-per-game average in a 13-7 defeat of Kentucky.
Kentucky (3.5): The Wildcats (0-3, 1-5) had a nightmarish first half in their 13-7 loss at Ole Miss, losing three fumbles and managing just 46 yards of total offense.