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Week 5 SEC power rankings

The SEC East race is shaping up to be a great one. Dave Miller

Print This September 25, 2012, 11:10 AM EST

Every Tuesday during the season I will release league power rankings, which you can find under the College tab at the top of this page. The six BCS conferences will all have their own power rankings, while I will also rank the best of the non-BCS squads.

With that in mind, let's take a look at how the SEC shapes up:

1. Alabama (4-0): AJ McCarron tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Crimson Tide to a 40-7 win over Florida Atlantic.

2. LSU (4-0): The LSU defense shut out Auburn in the second half of their game at Jordan-Hare to help secure a 12-10 win.

3. South Carolina (4-0): Connor Shaw completed his final 20 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns in the Gamecocks' 31-10 victory over Missouri.

Aaron MurrayUS PRESSWIREAaron Murray and the Bulldogs had an easy time with Vanderbilt this past week.

4. Georgia (4-0): Aaron Murray completed his first 12 passes as the Bulldogs cruised to a 48-3 victory over James Franklin's Vanderbilt squad.

5. Florida (4-0): For the 26th straight time in the series, the Gators beat Kentucky.

6. Mississippi State (4-0): The Bulldogs have won their first four games for the first time since 1999 and have the upcoming week off to prepare for Kentucky on October 5.

7. Texas A&M (2-1): Johnny Manziel threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more by halftime as the Aggies recorded an easy 70-14 win over South Carolina State.

8. Tennessee (3-1): Tyler Bray threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns and Rajion Neal rushed for a career-high 151 yards as the Vols pulled away for a 47-26 victory over Akron.

9. Missouri (2-2): The Tigers were limited to 109 rushing yards in their SEC East loss to South Carolina.

10. Ole Miss (3-1): The Rebels piled up 304 yards on the ground in a 39-0 win over Tulane.

11. Auburn (1-3): Gene Chizik's squad nearly pulled off the upset at home over LSU.

12. Arkansas (1-3): The Hogs wasted 419 passing yards from Tyler Wilson and an SEC-record 303 receiving yards from Cobi Hamilton in a 35-26 loss to Rutgers.

13. Vanderbilt (1-3): The Commodores suffered their worst defeat since a 48-0 loss to Tennessee in 2003 as James Franklin's squad fell to Georgia 48-3.

14. Kentucky (1-3): No player on either roster was alive the last time the Wildcats beat Florida, and no Kentucky player was able to feel exuberance on Saturday after the loss.

Email dave.miller@nationalfootballpost.com or follow me on Twitter at Miller_Dave

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