John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn moved to No. 1 in the latest SEC Power Rankings from ESPN's after Saturday's win over Alabama in the Iron Bowl.

The Crimson Tide fell to No. 3 in the power rankings after the loss, behind Georgia who is at No. 2.

1. Auburn (10-2): There might not be a hotter team in college football than the Tigers, who have beaten the No. 1-ranked team in two of the past three weeks, setting up the possibility of becoming the first two-loss team to reach the College Football Playoff.

2. Georgia (11-1): Of course, the Bulldogs stand in the way. Since losing by three touchdowns to Auburn, Kirby Smart's squad has handled its business, beating Kentucky and Georgia Tech by a combined 60 points. The formula for the playoff is simple: Beat Auburn and you're in.

3. Alabama (11-1): Now the Crimson Tide wait. Frankly, they have no one to blame but themselves. What happened against Auburn in the second half was an implosion of poor execution and mystifying playcalling. A shot at the playoff isn't out of the question, but Nick Saban's squad will need help to get in.
Complete Power Rankings:
1. Auburn (10-2)
2. Georgia (11-1)
3. Alabama (11-1)
4. LSU (9-3)
5. Mississippi State (8-4)
6. South Carolina (8-4)
7. Texas A&M(7-5)
8. Ole Miss (6-6)
9. Missouri (7-5)
10. Kentucky (7-5)
11. Vanderbilt (5-7)
12. Arkansas (4-8)
13. Florida (4-7)
14. Tennessee (4-8)
Filed Under: SEC Football


Popular Stories