The Most Overrated Thing Was …
Arkansas and Ole Miss – they’re still good.
Teams shouldn’t be punished this season for losing to Alabama and Georgia, especially on the road. Technically, no, Arkansas and Ole Miss being ranked in the top 12 wasn’t a problem – they weren’t overrated.
They just weren’t good enough to give any sort of a push to 1 and 2.
In the whole “who’s No. 3”? debate – more on that in the What It All Means – theoretically, it could still be Arkansas or Ole Miss, considering who they lost to last week.
Or, they had their respective heads over their skis after amazing starts.
Arkansas had been air-tight through the first four games. It shockingly beat both Texas and Texas A&M by double-digits, the lines were playing great, the offense was getting enough production in key moments, and then Georgia took a sledgehammer to all of that.
The normally unflappable Hogs couldn’t get out of their own way with 13 penalties, 162 yards of total offense, and bad play on the offensive front in the 37-0 loss.
Ole Miss at least scored in the 42-21 loss to Alabama, but that thing was over after the first Tide scoring drive.
The defensive front got pounded on, the offense couldn’t produce until it was way too late, it was the moment when Alabama decided to flex a whole lot of muscle with the close call to Florida so fresh a few weeks ago.
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