Johnny Manziel is back and throwing touchdowns, Clemson ran past Georgia, and Ole Miss recorded the first 2013 SEC victory – on the road, no less. Not a bad start to the season in terms of story lines, no?
While things kind of went as expected at the bottom of the division, there is some shake up at the top because of one big win and one big loss. Georgia fell to Clemson, putting themselves against the wall when it comes to their national title hopes. And those hopes could be gone after this weekend if they cannot pull off a win against division foe South Carolina this weekend. No, Georgia’s season or chances to win the SEC will not be over if the lose to USC, but any kind of national title hope could be over if they lose.
LSU got an under-rated win essentially on the road against TCU. The win in Dallas gives the Tigers and early marquee win that could prove to be useful at the end of the season when the voters and computers put together their final rankings. LSU still has a long way to go, however, as they still have big games against Alabama, Texas A&M, Florida, and Georgia.
So how did these games shake up the SEC power rankings? Let’s take a look.