SEC Week 6 Power Rankings: LSU remains at the top

Another week of SEC football is in the books. Let's see where teams in the league stand at this point:

1. LSU (5-0): The Tigers were the better team Saturday and played like it, rolling up 624 offensive yards en route to a 45-24 win over South Carolina. Two LSU players hit the 150-yard mark rushing (Derrius Guice with 161 and Leonard Fournette with 158), but quarterback Brandon Harris' career-high 228-yard passing performance was perhaps most encouraging, as this team will need him to effectively throw the ball later in the season as games get bigger.

2. Texas A&M (5-0): The Aggies were off this weekend and host Alabama at Kyle Field in Week 7. That's a huge game that will have significant ramifications in the SEC West.

3. Alabama (5-1): The Crimson Tide took some time before eventually putting Arkansas away in a 27-14 home win. The defense was dominant, shutting down the running game and harassing Brandon Allen. The offense gathered itself in the second half. The Tide have rebounded nicely from their only loss this season with three consecutive wins.

4. Florida (6-0): Regardless of aesthetics, the Gators took care of Missouri 21-3 on Saturday night to remain unbeaten. They're in great position in the SEC East as the only team with no losses and only one team behind them with one league loss -- Kentucky -- a team the Gators already defeated. Can't ask for much more than that at the halfway point.

5. Ole Miss (5-1): The Rebels dominated New Mexico State 52-3, a nice bounce-back victory after their loss to Florida a week ago. They scored 31 first-half points and were dominant on defense. Next week, they visit a 5-0 Memphis squad and should go in with plenty of confidence after Saturday's performance.

6. Mississippi State (4-2): The Bulldogs put together a complete first-half effort in their 45-17 win over Troy. They took a 38-0 lead and scored in all three phases of the game -- offense, defense and special teams -- in the first quarter. They dominated even with a sick Dak Prescott, who played less than a quarter.

7. Kentucky (4-1): The Wildcats had an open date while they wait for their Thursday night contest with Auburn. They're now in sole possession of second place in the SEC East after Georgia's loss dropped it to 2-2 in the SEC.

8. Tennessee (3-3): After coughing up double-digit leads multiple times this season, the Volunteers flipped the script by coming back from a three-touchdown deficit to beat Georgia 38-31. Could this kind of win help this young team mature when it comes to finishing games? If so, it could be big, because there are opportunities for the Volunteers to get on a roll in the back end of their schedule.

9. Georgia (4-2): Two weeks, two tough losses for the Bulldogs. Saturday's collapse against the Vols was a missed opportunity. The SEC East title, which the Dawgs were favored to win coming into the season, looks nearly out of reach now, as they trail Florida by two games with only four conference games remaining. A win over the Gators on Halloween is a must; first they must face Missouri in Week 7, though. Losing Nick Chubb made it worse, though Mark Richt sounded hopeful after Saturday's loss.

10. Missouri (4-2): The Tigers suffered their second conference loss in falling 21-3 to Florida. A chance at a third consecutive SEC East title seems pretty slim with Mizzou down two games in the loss column to the Gators and without the head-to-head tiebreaker. They're also grooming a true freshman quarterback, Drew Lock, who struggled in his second start Saturday night in place of the indefinitely suspended Maty Mauk.

11. Arkansas (2-4): The Razorbacks hung tough against Alabama and took a lead into the second half but couldn't generate enough offense to leave Bryant-Denny Stadium victorious. They fell 27-14. There was some good and some bad for the Hogs on Saturday, but 44 rushing yards won't cut it. Fortunately for them, they don't have to face Alabama's front seven again this season.

12. Auburn (3-2): The Tigers were off while waiting for their battle with Kentucky on Thursday. A starting quarterback hasn't yet been named, as Sean White and Jeremy Johnson are competing for the nod versus the Wildcats.

13. South Carolina (2-4): Tough circumstances for the Gamecocks, who had their home game displaced to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because of flooding in Columbia, South Carolina. LSU was a gracious host, but the result was predictable, a 21-point loss for the Gamecocks. They were within a touchdown at halftime but struggled defensively in the second half and are now 1-8 in their past nine SEC games and 0-4 in league play this season.

14. Vanderbilt (2-3): The Commodores had the weekend off and resume play next week when they visit South Carolina. Kudos to the 'Dores, who used some of their off week to assist flood victims in South Carolina by sending more than 3,000 cases of water, four generators and 400 pairs of shoes their way.