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LSU’s defense is abysmal. Florida’s defense is only slightly better. Texas A&M is back on track. Alabama and Georgia are on a collision course.

Georgia’s win against Tennessee and Florida’s loss at Texas A&M create some separation in the East division.

With LSU in the dumps and Auburn’s offense sputtering, Alabama is the obvious favorite to win the West.

The story from Week 6 in the SEC? That Alabama and Georgia are the teams to beat. Don’t look so surprised.

And with the weekend in the books, it’s time to start thinking about next Saturday: Georgia at Alabama in one of the biggest games of the regular season in the Bowl Subdivision.

After three games, here’s an updated look at the conference power rankings.

1. Alabama (Last week: No. 1)

OK, so the offense is very good. Any question marks that surrounded Alabama’s quarterback position are no longer valid: Mac Jones is a true Heisman Trophy contender. But the defense is very spotty. After giving up 450 yards last week to Texas A&M, the Tide gave up 658 yards of total offense to Ole Miss in a 63-48 win.

2. Georgia (No. 2)

Georgia isn’t fancy. On offense, it’s about dominating the line of scrimmage, running effectively on early downs and keeping quarterback Stetson Bennett upright. Defensively, the Bulldogs want to clog up lanes and pressure the quarterback. The second half of the 44-21 win against Tennessee saw this methodical style work to full effect as Georgia pulled away to remain unbeaten heading into the Alabama game.

3. Texas A&M (No. 11)

The Jimbo Fisher era gets a jumpstart after a 41-38 win against Florida. Most impressively, A&M was able to charge back into the lead after UF moved ahead 28-17 and seemed close to pulling away. After getting blown out by Alabama, the Aggies are able to right the ship and move back into contention for one of the top spots in the SEC. The win also saw senior quarterback Kellen Mond have one of his best games in tossing three touchdowns without an interception.

4. Florida (No. 3)

The Gators’ loss to A&M raises serious questions about the play of a defense that struggled through wins against South Carolina and Ole Miss but was overshadowed by the play of Dan Mullen’s offense. This offense is still really good: UF didn’t lose because Kyle Trask and others failed to deliver. The defense is a major concern and will remain so until proven otherwise, denting the Gators’ reputation as a major contender for the playoff.

5. Ole Miss (No. 7)

No one will want to play Ole Miss. Even mighty Alabama had zero answers defensively for Lane Kiffin’s electric offense, which basically did whatever it wanted — passing and especially running — and exposed the Tide’s inability to get stops against an up-tempo and balanced scheme. Even in a loss, the Rebels showed why they’re on the verge of building something