That said, here are this week's SEC ratings:
1.FLORIDA (9.0): Tim Tebow passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in the Gators' 23-10 defeat of LSU, and he's the BACKUP quarterback.
2.TENNESSEE (8.5): The Vols (5-1 overall, 1-1 SEC) erupted for 27 fourth-quarter points in pulling away from a Georgia team that was ranked 10th nationally last week.
4.AUBURN (8.0): Tommy Tuberville's Tigers are still dangerous, in spite of their 27-10 loss to Arkansas. Auburn had won 20 of its previous 21 SEC games coming in.
5.LSU (7.5): Les Miles' Tigers were their own worst enemy in the 23-10 loss to Florida - fumbling a kickoff, fumbling a punt, fumbling at the Gators 2-yard line and getting a punt blocked.
6.GEORGIA (7.5): Finally facing an offense with a pulse, the holes in the Bulldogs' defense were exposed and exploited in their 51-33 loss to Tennessee.
8.ALABAMA (7.0): The Tide is giving the term "winning ugly" new meaning. Bama had to rally in the game's final 20 minutes to turn a 14-10 deficit into a 30-14 defeat of hapless Duke.
10.VANDERBILT (5.5): Fast-improving Chris Nickson completed 11 of 13 passes before suffering a second-quarter injury that doomed the Commodores in a 17-10 loss at Ole Miss.
12.MISSISSIPPI STATE (4.0): The Bulldogs have one weapon, quarterback Omarr Conner, and he was hurt in their 42-14 loss to West Virginia.