Sam Khan Jr.Alex Scarborough 18d

SEC Week 10 power rankings: Missouri up, Florida way down

Here's a look at where things stand in the SEC as we see it through 10 weeks of regular-season play:

1. Alabama (9-0): It wasn't dominant, but the Tide got the job done with a two-touchdown win at home against an LSU team that played good defense and took shots down the field. The question moving forward is how healthy Alabama will be with linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton out for the season and star defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick dinged up.

2. Georgia (9-0): South Carolina pushed Georgia, but not nearly far enough. The Bulldogs did what it needed to do and took care of business to clinch the SEC East and a possible date with Alabama in the conference championship.

3. Auburn (7-2): If you're not sure what to make of the Tigers, you're not alone. But you have to respect the record, a dominant win at Texas A&M and the fact that Auburn controls its destiny with Georgia this weekend and Alabama two weeks later.

4. Mississippi State (7-2): UMass gave the Bulldogs everything they could handle, but at the end of the day Dan Mullen's squad survived and has the momentum of a four-game winning streak heading into a home date with Alabama.

5. LSU (6-3): The Tigers gave Alabama a test but ultimately fell short by a couple touchdowns. With a finishing three-game kick that includes Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M, a nine-win regular season is certainly in the cards.

6. South Carolina (6-3): Will Muschamp's squad gave Georgia it's toughest test since September in a 24-10 loss. With Florida and Wofford coming to town in the next couple weeks, the Gamecocks could very well be 8-3 heading into the season finale against rival Clemson.

7. Texas A&M (5-4): The Aggies dropped a second consecutive home game by double digits, falling 42-27 to Auburn. They won't finish better than 8-4 in the regular season and Kevin Sumlin's departure feels more inevitable as a result.

8. Ole Miss (4-5): Jordan Ta'amu continues to play well with Shea Patterson out for the season with an injury. The new starting quarterback led Ole Miss to an impressive win on the road in Kentucky.

9. Kentucky (6-3): The Wildcats fell at home, 37-34 to Ole Miss, which officially put to bed any SEC East title hopes (Georgia officially clinched the division title as a result of Kentucky's loss). There are still wins to be had in an otherwise solid season, though, if the Wildcats can bounce back -- starting with Vanderbilt next week.

10. Missouri (4-5): The Tigers finally notched a conference victory, beating Florida 45-16. Sure, the Gators are a mess but it matters little for Mizzou, which has now won three in a row and is feeling good about itself. All three of their remaining games (Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Arkansas) appear winnable. Dare we say the Tigers could go bowling after a 1-5 start?

11. Vanderbilt (4-5): The Commodores halted a five-game losing streak with a 31-17 non-conference win over Western Kentucky. Derek Mason & Co. needed that win how ever they could get it. Next week they'll play Kentucky in hopes of getting their first league win of the season.

12. Tennessee (4-5): Butch Jones needed that. While a win against Southern Miss is hardly enough to save his job, it's better than the alternative after losing four straight games.

13. Arkansas (4-5): The Razorbacks almost lost to Coastal Carolina, but survived after coming back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to squeak out a 39-38 win. Still, it doesn't generate any more positive feelings from fans about the state of the program.

14. Florida (3-5): So much for rallying the troops. A week after Jim McElwain was fired, the Gators played uninspired football on the road against Missouri.

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