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#1 Florida 7-0 (5-0 SEC)

Go Gata.... It seems like the Gators are feeling the pressure.  Their offense is more predictable (Tebow left, Tebow right), and Tebow isn't playing like a Heisman winning quarterback.  He had two ints last week, and they were both returned for TDs.  RB Chris Rainey had a good performance against State with 90 yards on 12 carries and a TD.  Also, DE Carlos Dunlap had 5 total tackles and 3 sacks.  This week, the Gators travel to Gainesville for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party annual match-up with Georgia.  The party kicks off at 2:30, and you can find it on CBS.

Georgia 4-3 (3-2 SEC)

Georgia had an off week to celebrate their victory over Vandy.  For some reason, the fans aren't very appreciative of Richt's great years there, and there seems to be a growing tension in Athens.  This week they will try to get back on track about Florida.  Oh yeah, celebration on the field in 2007 and Urban Meyer's two timeouts in 2008 blah blah blah. 

Kentucky 4-3 (1-3 SEC)

Kentucky is coming off of an easy victory over ULM.  QB/WR/RS/Do-it-all Randall Cobb had 152 yards including a 73 punt return for a TD.  This week, the Cats will host the Bulldogs of Starkghanistan.  The winner has an outside shot at bowl eligibility.  As Juco said yesterday:

Mississippi State is irrelevant. Yeah. You were robbed. No one cares. They travel to Kentucky this weekend. If you watch that game, I'll cry for you.

#21 South Carolina 6-2 (3-2 SEC)

South Carolina had a hard fought game last week against Vanderbilt and won 14-10.  Vandy tried to beat them for the third game in a row, but twas not to be.  Stephen Garcia really stepped up his game with 312 yards with 2 TDs by completing 22 of 33 passes.  He was greatly aided by WR Alshon Jeffery who snagged 8 passes for 161 yards and a TD.  This week is very important for the Gamecocks as they travel to Neyland stadium.  Win, and they are still in the hunt.  Lose, and they are out of the SEC East title race with one more Florida victory.  You can find it on ESPN at 6:45 CDT.

Tennessee 3-4 (1-3 SEC)

Tennessee pissed the entire SEC West off by choking against Alabama last week.  Many argue that Kiffin was again too conservative (like against Florida) after recovering the onside kick, but it is what it is.  Jonathan Crompton was very good against a great Bama pass defense by completing 21 of 36 for 265 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT.  Wow.  WLB Rico McCoy also had a great game by recording 12 tackles.  This week, Kiffin looks to back up his "gas pumping" comment about South Carolina.  You can find it on ESPN at 6:45 CDT.

Vanderbilt  2-6 (0-for SEC)

You know there are tough times when one of the best individual performances was that of your punter.  P Brett Upson had an average of 48.0 yards per punt on EIGHT PUNTS, 3 of which were downed inside the SC 3.  Also, Warren Norman continued his nasty streak of all purpose threatedness threatability with 186 all purpose yards with 99 coming on a kick return for a TD.  Vandy will try to stop the Ramblin' Wreck.  No, I'm not actually talking about Vandy.  They will try to stop the triple option of Georgia Tech this week in Nashville at 6:30 CDT.  It's on CSS.