The SEC strength rankings have changed significantly ahead of week five, with four undefeated teams currently in the top 10 by the Associated Press, with another in 14th position on the rise. Texas A&M bobbed in the wrong direction after an embarrassing loss to Appalachian State a few weeks ago, but consecutive wins over Miami and Arkansas returned Aggie back to contender status before Saturday’s game in Mississippi State.

This weekend, Arkansas takes on runners-up Alabama in a key SEC West showdown, while Ole Miss takes on Kentucky in a surprise undefeated team matchup. Mark Stoops after the last win, the Wildcats said his team needed to take better care of the football moving forward and continue to focus on performance. So far, the Kentucky season has been marked by a Week 2 victory in Florida.

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Tennessee, who finished 8th this week after beating Florida for the first time in six years, has extra time to prepare for a trip to LSU on Oct. 8.

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Here’s this week’s updated SEC rankings and our thoughts on each team: