Here are the new SEC Ratings, based on the usual 1-10 scale, with 10 being national-championship caliber:
1.LSU (9.0): The Tigers (10-2 overall, 6-2 SEC) blew the No. 1 ranking and a spot in the BCS title game by suffering a 50-48 three-overtime loss to Arkansas in Baton Rouge. Matt Flynn threw for 209 yards and Jacob Hester ran for 126 yards but the Tigers couldn't stop Darren McFadden.
3.FLORIDA (8.4): The Gators (9-3, 5-3) benefited greatly from the return of Percy Harvin, who rushed 16 times for 157 yards in a 45-12 pasting of Florida State. Tim Tebow updated his Heisman resume' with 262 passing yards and 89 rushing yards.
5.ARKANSAS (7.6): The Razorbacks (8-4, 4-4) stunned top-ranked LSU 50-48 in three overtimes, thanks to a 206-yard rushing performance by Heisman candidate Darren McFadden. The Hogs piled up 385 rushing yards against a vaunted Tiger defense.
6.AUBURN (7.5): The Tigers (8-4, 5-3) won their sixth consecutive Iron Bowl, beating Alabama 17-10. Brandon Cox completed 12 of 22 passes for 117 yards in the low-scoring, defense-dominated game.
7.KENTUCKY (7.3): The Wildcats (7-5, 3-5) got 430 passing yards and six TDs from Andre Woodson but he took a critical sack on the final play of a 52-50 four-overtime loss to Tennessee.
9.SOUTH CAROLINA (6.5): The Gamecocks (6-6, 3-5) suffered their fifth consecutive loss after a 6-1 start, bowing 23-21 to visiting Clemson. Blake Mitchell threw three TD passes but the Tigers won with a 35-yard field goal on the game's final play.
10.ALABAMA (6.5): The Tide (6-6, 4-4) ended the season on a four-game losing streak, falling 17-10 to Auburn. John Parker Wilson completed just 12 of 26 passes.
11.VANDERBILT (6.1): The Commodores (5-7, 2-6) came out flat after last weekend's heartbreaking loss at Tennessee and fell 31-14 to visiting Wake Forest. The Dores committed five turnovers and were roundly booed by their own fans – the few who showed up.
12.OLE MISS (4.5): The Rebels (3-9, 0-8) concluded their first winless SEC season since 1984, earning head coach Ed Orgeron a spot in the unemployment line.