This is the early edition of the SEC Preview (Week 5) thanks to tonight’s South Carolina – Auburn game, which by the way, the Tigers will easily take by 24+ points. Last week I was terrible, with a 7-3 mark; misses on Alabama (get a kicker already), Mississippi (man do they suck), and Mississippi State. I was right about one thing; one of the Mississippi schools would same the SEC. TRB SEC Shame of the Week Award goes to Ole Miss for their pathetic performance against Wake. For those keeping tabs, I am now 31-5 on the year. On marches Week 5.
(2) Auburn – South Carolina
No way does Tommy’s Tigers not win this one. Simply put, the Gamecocks have a long way to go to challenge the SEC elite.
(15) Tennessee – Memphis
Memphis is struggling this year, and while things are not perfect on Rocky Top, the Tigers from Memphis will be easily tamed.
Alabama – (5) Florida
I do not think Shula’s elephants will easily recover from the Arkansas debacle. If the Razerbacks can put up 24 on the Tide, imagine what the Gators are going to do this weekend. Scary stuff. The question is how many points will Florida unleash on the Tide? I am thinking something along the lines of 31-17. Oh wait, that would imply that Alabama has a field goal kicker. Never mind. Easy win for the Gators.
Temple – Vanderbilt
The Commodores will rack up two in a row.
Mississippi State – (9) LSU
Bad news for the State. 49-3? Something ridiculous for the Tigers, who are the favorites for the SEC Shame of the Week Award.
Central Michigan – Kentucky
The Wildcats showed some spunk against Florida last week, so they should manage to win this one. Then again, I have never been a fan of moral victories, but I am not a fan of the MAC, so I am sticking with Kentucky.
(10) Georgia – Mississippi
Will the Dawgs settle on a QB? Will Georgia find a running game? Will the Dawgs have an emotional let down? Will the Bulldog receivers finally learn how to hold on to the dang ball? Lots of questions, but my beloved Dawgs will go to 5-0.
Texas will have a tune-up against Sam Houston State before getting ready for some Red River nonsense. This will be a laugher.
I do not want to spend much time on poll bashing, but what is up with the West Coast bias? How does USC jump in from of Auburn? I can see Georgia falling a spot or three; they deserve it. Then again strength of schedule will be an issue for Auburn if they run the table this year. Their non-conference schedule sucks, but with that said, they did not deserve to drop in the poll after taking care of business last week against Buffalo.