SEC rankings, Week 3: Gators, Rebels to clash

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Marshall Henderson doing this thing against Tennessee.

Marshall Henderson doing this thing against Tennessee.

Florida continues to cruise, Mississippi manages to stay unbeaten, setting up Saturday’s showdown in Gainesville.

FLORIDA (16-2, 6-0. Last week: Defeated Georgia, Mississippi State. This week: Wednesday vs. South Carolina, Saturday at Mississippi): Gators rolling along, face biggest challenge thus far against Ole Miss.

MISSISSIPPI (17-2, 6-0. Last week: Defeated Tennessee, Auburn. This week: Wednesday vs. South Carolina, Saturday at Florida): Is any player more unlikable than Marshall Henderson?

MISSOURI (15-4, 4-2. Last week: Defeated South Carolina, Vanderbilt. This week: Wednesday at LSU, Saturday vs. Auburn): Tigers looked relaxed and focused for the first time in a month Saturday against Vandy.

ALABAMA (12-7, 4-2. Last week: Defeated Kentucky, lost to Tennessee. This week: Thursday vs. Arkansas, Saturday at Vanderbilt): Loss at Tennessee may come back to haunt Crimson Tide on Selection Sunday.

KENTUCKY (13-6, 4-2. Last week: Lost to Alabama, defeated Texas A&M. This week: Tuesday at Mississippi, Saturday at Texas A&M): Wildcats need to get on a run to make the NCAA Tournament.

SOUTH CAROLINA (12-7, 2-4. Last week: Lost to Missouri, defeated Arkansas. This week: Wednesday at Florida, Saturday vs. Georgia): Say what you will about Frank Martin, his teams always play hard.

ARKANSAS (12-7, 3-3. Last week: Defeated Mississippi State, lost to South Carolina. This week: Thursday at Alabama, Saturday vs. Tennessee): Razorbacks simply cannot win on the road.

TENNESSEE (10-8, 2-4. Last week: Lost to Mississippi, defeated Alabama. This week: Thursday vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday at Arkansas): Volunteers playing better.

TEXAS A&M (12-7, 2-4. Last week: Lost to LSU, Georgia. This week: Wednesday at Mississippi State, Saturday vs. Kentucky): Aggies have lost four straight.

VANDERBILT (8-11, 2-4. Last week: Defeated Auburn, lost to Missouri. This week: Tuesday at Tennessee, Saturday vs. Alabama): Commodores took a step back in rout at Mizzou.

AUBURN (8-11, 2-4. Last week: Lost to Vanderbilt, Mississippi. This week: Wednesday at Georgia, Saturday at Missouri): Tigers reeling after tough loss to Rebels.

GEORGIA (8-11, 2-4. Last week: Lost to Florida, defeated Texas A&M. This week: Wednesday vs. Auburn, Saturday at South Carolina): Bulldogs steadily improving.

MISSISSIPPI STATE (7-11, 2-4. Last week: Lost to Arkansas, Florida. This week: Wednesday vs. Texas A&M, Saturday at LSU): Schedule considerably easier this week for Bulldogs.

LSU (10-7, 1-5. Last week: Defeated Texas A&M, lost to Kentucky. This week: Wednesday vs. Missouri, Saturday at Mississippi State): Tigers gave Kentucky a run in Rupp.

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