In the SEC’s ninth week of play, all 14 teams played following a week of cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreaks throughout the conference. Last week, eight teams did not play because of postponed games.
This week, only one game was postponed due to COVID-19. That game was No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss, the Aggies’ second straight postponement due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the program.
Across the conference, there were no major upsets, but Mississippi State nearly knocked off No. 13 Georgia, losing by a score of 31-24. Elsewhere, Auburn beat Tennessee, Florida beat Vanderbilt and Missouri took care of business against South Carolina. No. 1 Alabama rolled to a dominant 63-3 win over Kentucky.
Heading into Week 10 of SEC play, only five SEC teams have a winning record. Alabama remains the only unbeaten team in the conference while Vanderbilt remains the only winless team in the conference. The SEC has five ranked teams in the latest AP Top-25 poll, with Alabama holding the No. 1 spot in the country, now by a unanimous vote.
So, after nine weeks of play, how do the SEC teams stack up against one another? Using ESPN’s football power index, all 14 SEC teams are ranked below. The FPI also includes each team’s overall ranking in the 114 teams who are currently ranked.
According to ESPN, the FPI is calculated using the following:
The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 20,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.
Check out the rankings heading into Week 10 of the SEC season below.