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LSU safety Grant Delpit (9) and defensive back Donte Jackson (1) defend against the pass intended for Ole Miss wide receiver A.J. Brown (1) in the second half of LSU's 40-24 win on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

1. Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC)

Last week: 1

Tide has won its 5 SEC games by average of 40 points.

2. Georgia (7-0, 4-0)

Last week: 2

Bogeyman of many a great UGA season has been Florida.

3. Auburn (6-2, 4-1)

Last week: 3

Last 3 SEC games (A&M, UGA, Bama) may decide Malzahn’s fate.

4. LSU (6-2, 3-1)

Last week: 5

In 6 straight losses to Bama, Tigers have averaged 10.5 ppg.

5. Texas A&M (5-2, 3-1)

Last week: 4

Texas governor, a UT grad, wants to restart A&M-Texas series.

6. Miss. State (5-2, 2-2)

Last week: 7

Dogs routed LSU, but were routed by Georgia and Auburn.

7. South Carolina (5-2, 3-2)

Last week: 8

Will Muschamp for SEC coach of the year anyone?

8. Florida (3-3, 3-2)

Last week: 9

Jim McElwain alleges death threats, provides UF no details. Odd.

9. Kentucky (5-2, 2-2)

Last week: 6

State 45, UK 7. That’s the Kentucky football we know and love.

10. Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3)

Last week: 10

Donte Jackson said Rebels played hard until the clock read zero.

SEC Cellar Dwellers

11 (tie). Arkansas (2-5, 0-4)

Last week: 11

11 (tie). Missouri (2-5, 0-4)

Last week: T12

11 (tie). Tennessee (3-4, 0-4)

Last week: T12

11 (tie). Vanderbilt (3-4, 0-4)

Last week: T12

OK, guys, here’s the deal. First one with an SEC win breaks out of the cellar, which is located in a disused concession stand somewhere beneath Bryant-Denny Stadium. Until then, you all share the shame of remarkable SEC badness. Amazing thing is, none of these four are guaranteed an SEC win until Tennessee plays at Mizzou on Nov. 11.

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