Here are those ratings, based on the usual 1-10 scale, with 10 being national-championship caliber:
2. KENTUCKY (8.0): The Wildcats (5-0, 1-0) got a 26-of-33 passing performance from Andre Woodson, who threw for a season-high 301 yards in UK's 45-17 blitz of Florida Atlantic. Woodson's streak of passes without an interception ended at 325, however.
3. FLORIDA (7.6): The Gators (4-1, 2-1) had their weaknesses exposed by Ole Miss in Week 4 and exploited by Auburn in Week 5 as the Tigers prevailed 20-17. Tim Tebow (201 passing yards, 75 rushing yards) accounted for all but 36 of Florida's 312 total yards.
4. SOUTH CAROLINA (7.6): The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1) got a really good Sidney Rice impersonation from Kenny McKinley, who caught four passes for 107 yards, including TD grabs of 20 and 27 yards, in a 38-21 dusting of Mississippi State.
6. ALABAMA (7.2): John Parker Wilson uncorked 35 passes in Week 4 vs. Georgia and 53 in Week 5 vs. Florida State, and the Tide (3-2, 2-1) lost each time. Bama managed just 89 rushing yards in its 21-14 loss to the Seminoles.
7. AUBURN (7.2): How can a team be bad enough to lose at home to Mississippi State and good enough to beat Florida at The Swamp? The Tigers (3-2, 1-1) are good when quarterback Brandon Cox is good, and he was very good (17 of 26 for 227 yards) in a 20-17 defeat of the Gators.
8. TENNESSEE (7.0): The Vols (2-2, 0-1) were idle.
10. VANDERBILT (6.0): The Commodores (3-1, 1-1) limited Eastern Michigan to 173 total yards and forced five turnovers in a 30-7 triumph. Earl Bennett caught nine passes for 93 yards to lead the attack.