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SEC Power Poll: Roundtable

For week 3, the SEC Power Poll is conducting a roundtable Q&A session. The five questions asked to every participating blog along with our answers are below. The links to/answers of other blogs are here and the complete roundtable should be up by Wednesday or Thursday.

Also, the Power Poll Ballot will be up later today.



1. Pretend for a minute that Vanderbilt wasn't 2-0, then answer this question: What has been the most surprising thing in the SEC so far this season?


The most surprising thing in the SEC thus far this season is the fact that Auburn only beat Mississippi State by one point. I guess it's also surprising that the score was 3-2, but neither team has an offense. It's not surprising that Auburn won or that Mississippi state lost, but seriously... Auburn didn't beat MSU as badly as Louisiana Tech did.


2. Conference action has either just begun for most teams, or will Sept. 20. (The exception is Kentucky, which I believe plays I-AA teams until mid-November.) From what you've seen so far, how will your team fare in your division? If it's not going to win, which team will?

Honestly, who knows? Now that Alabama, Auburn, and LSU are in the top 10 while Arkansas and State continue to play horrible, horrible football it is easy to say that we'll finish 4th. However, Auburn and Alabama have shown significant weaknesses at times (something which AP voters continuously fail to notice) and are beatable. LSU isn't invincible, but they still look like contenders despite having an Ivy League transfer at the helm of the offense.


3. Which SEC player that few of us are paying attention to is poised to have a breakout season? Try to choose someone not on your team.

Jared Cook, TE, South Carolina. Now that Cornelius Ingram is out, it appears that Cook is poised to be the first-team all-SEC tight end. While we have been wholly unable to asses his blocking skills (because we don't care enough to watch Jared Cook's blocking ability) his receiving capabilities have been utilized extensively through the first three games. He truly is one of the conferences premier receiving threats.


4. Both Arkansas and LSU have had games delayed because of hurricanes. If you could choose a game on your team's current schedule to get postponed because of inclement weather, which game would you choose and why?

Could we go back in time and have Hannah postpone the Wake game? We played them so well but our inexperience got the best of us. To think that we actually threw a touchdown pass on fourth and 2 on the 3 only to give Wake Forest one minute to get into field goal range and win the game by two really reminds us that we are, in fact, Ole Miss.


5. So, the Large Haldron Collider hasn't destroyed the Earth -- so far, anyway. But had the world ended Wednesday morning, which SEC game would you have most regretted missing? Assuming, of course, you had been around to regret it. (Head...hurts...)

No question: The Cocktail Party. As things look now, the winner would have the most legitimate shot to lose to play USC in the BCS Championship game.