SEC Week 1 Rankings & Quick Takes


What happened in all the Week 1 SEC games? Where are all the teams ranked, and what’s the quick take on each game? Check out the SEC rankings and analysis.


SEC Week 1 Rankings, Predictions & Quick Takes

Rankings will be done and changed on the fly each weekend after the games are over and the Quick Takes are up.

How are the picks so far? SU: 2-0, ATS: 1-1

1. Tennessee (1-0)

Final Score: Tennessee 20, Appalachian State 13 OT
Prediction: Tennessee 44, ASU 17, Tennessee -20.5, o/u: 57.5
Up Next: Virginia Tech (in Bristol)

Quick Take: The Volunteers looked awful. The offensive line didn’t generate a push, QB Joshua Dobbs was lousy, Jalen Reeves-Maybin got booted after a targeting call on special teams, and it took a few a few missed kicks and a miraculous fumble recovery to survive. Tennessee should’ve lost this game, and didn’t. It’ll take the win and it won’t matter how it all looks if the team keeps on winning, but it’s not doing much of that if it plays like this against the Hokies next week, or against Ohio or Florida to follow.
Tennessee beats Appalachian State: 5 Things That Matter

2. South Carolina (1-0)

Final Score: South Carolina 13, Vanderbilt 10
Prediction: South Carolina 20, Vanderbilt 17, Vandy -3.5, o/u: 42.5
Up Next: at Mississippi State

Quick Take: The Gamecocks got win over an SEC on the road – there are no real complaints. Okay, so maybe the offense wasn’t efficient against a nasty Vanderbilt defense that allowed just 308 yards, but having a kicker in Elliott Fry who could connect from 48 and 55 yards out made up for the mistakes. It looks like the two quarterback system will continue with Perry Orth hitting 11-of-19 passes and Brandon McIlwain, while dynamic, just not there as a passer.
South Carolina beats Vanderbilt: 5 Things That Matter

3. Vanderbilt (0-1)

Final Score: South Carolina 13, Vanderbilt 10
Prediction: South Carolina 20, Vanderbilt 17, Vandy -3.5, o/u: 42.5
Up Next: Middle Tennessee

Quick Take: The Commodores gave one away because the offense still just isn’t working. The defense did its part, especially against the run, and Ralph Webb helped pace the ground attack with 97 yards, but Kyle Shurmur just couldn’t find anything deep completing just 8-of-22 passes for 73 yards. They have to figure out how to open it up a bit more, but South Carolina’s defense is vastly improved. Vandy had it, but it got beaten on two huge field goals, and with them, likely their bowl chances.
South Carolina beats Vanderbilt: 5 Things That Matter


Source: College Football News

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