ATLANTA -- Jaws dropped across the college football nation this weekend, as one after another ranked SEC teams fell. Five Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the top 25 lost in league play. Three of those games were to unranked opponents.
Alabama remained steady, and remains at the top of the BCS standings. They are alone.
The Mississippi Rebels beat No. 6 LSU 27-24. Seventh-ranked Texas A&M lost to No. 24 Auburn. Tennessee sneaked by No.11 South Carolina 23-21. And Vanderbilt beat Georgia 31-27. In each of those games, the losers were favored by at least seven points.
Even Missouri's win over Florida was an upset. They were favored by three points.
The weekend loses were made worse by a strong of injuries. Then, the BCS standings came out. The shakeup was significant in the SEC. Alabama remains at the top. Missouri is now #5, Auburn #11, LSU #13, Texas A&M #16, and South Carolina #21. Georgia and Florida fell off the rankings all together.
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