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SEC Power Rankings: Week 8

  • 6:30 am Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

I usually write a few sentences to lead into the weekly SEC Power Rankings, but this morning, here’s loyal reader PigIron’s own rankings, as he posted in the comments of another post.

Read his and then you can compare his to mine.

PigIron’s SEC Power Rankings: 1. Mississippi State; 2. Ole Miss; 3. Alabama; 4. Auburn; 5. Georgia 6. LSU; 7. Missouri; 8. Texas A&M; 9. Kentucky; 10. South Carolina; 11. Arkansas; 12. Florida; 13; Tennessee; 14. Vanderbilt.

A strong list. Here is mine:

Mississippi State (No. 1 last week) – The leader of the SEC pack still has a treacherous road, [More]

Iron Bowl at top of nation’s conference games this fall

  • 9:53 am Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Andy Johnston

The start of the season is about two weeks away, so here’s a look at the nation’s top conference games this season.

Auburn at Alabama, Nov. 29

The Iron Bowl is must-see TV because this is the best rivalry in the country. Four of the past five national champs have come out of this game and Auburn just missed making it 5-for-5 last year. These rivals will have a tough time matching 2013’s game for drama.

Baylor at Oklahoma, Nov. 8

The Sooners were left red-faced after their dismal showing in a 41-12 loss at Baylor last year. Bears QB Bryce Petty threw five [More]

Auburn QB Nick Marshall won’t start opener

  • 8:28 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Andy Johnston

Nick Marshall will not start for Auburn in its opener against Arkansas, coach Gus Malzahn said Friday evening.

Marshall will play in the game on Aug. 30, but he will sit at the beginning as punishment for being cited for marijuana possession in July. Malzahn didn’t say how long he would sit.

“Nick is still our starting quarterback,” Malzahn told reporters at Auburn’s practice.

Marshall’s mother paid the fines and the case is closed.

Marshall, the former Wilcox County star who began his career at Georgia, led Auburn to the SEC championship and the national championship game last year by [More]