Now that the BCS Standings are out, we’ve been assured of this: The SEC is the best conference in college football, and the pollsters and the computers know it.

Alabama’s for real. Florida’s for real. Heck, South Carolina and LSU are for real. Get out of our way, rest of college football…..We’re gunning for another Crystal Ball, and if you get out of our way, you’ll get chomped, crushed, or impaled.

Anyway, here’s our 10 thoughts from a wild Week 7 of the College Football season.

1) What an atmosphere in Tiger Stadium on Saturday. We could feel the tremors across America. LSU was the better side on Saturday, and beat South Carolina 23-21 thanks to a breakout performance from running back Jeremy Hill and their patchwork offensive line. But the real love goes to the LSU crowd, who created one of the most intimidating atmospheres in college football (although Williams-Brice ain’t bad either, we’ve heard!). Still, Zach Mettenberger’s not a great quarterback, and everybody knows it. Sorry, Zach…

2) South Carolina’s running attack was brutalised by LSU, who limited Marcus Lattimore and the rest of the Cocks to just 34 yards rushing. And Connor Shaw threw an horrific interception which set up LSU’s winning touchdown. But South Carolina’s defense is still excellent, although they really do have to tame the pass rush habits of Jadeveon Clowney. He’s overly aggressive sometimes and gets found out with a quick slant pass or a quick rush. Don’t think Will Muschamp hasn’t noticed.

3) Speaking of Will Muschamp, his Gators were pretty ordinary at Vanderbilt, to be honest. In fact, Vandy got close and we thought they might actually cause the upset, but they became, er, Vanderbilt again. James Franklin’s got all the pomp and circumstance with this band, but he needs the finale. He’ll get it, but he’s got to change the habit of decades with this Vanderbilt team.

4) Tennessee’s Derek Dooley overtook Gene Chizik and Joker Phillips in the Race For An Early Vacation after his Tennessee team was humbled at Mississippi State. Dooley cut a sad figure in a wheelchair from the press box watching on as Tennessee came close to MSU, and then fell back again after some quarterbacking mistakes and no mercy from Dan Mullen.

5) Dan Mullen, Dan Mullen, Dan Mullen. All we can really say about Mississippi State is that a) It wasn’t a cool move running up the score with a minute left. Karma will pay you back (see Auburn at Ole Miss for details). b) Your Cowbells are deafeningly loud. c) We’ll see if your team’s actually any good when you play Alabama and LSU. We’re not convinced about anything on your team yet. Sorry.

6) Ole Miss by damn! Congrats to the Rebels on ending their SEC winless streak at 16. The Grove must have been one hell of a party on Saturday night after whipping Auburn 41-20 in an electric performance that’s given some credence to our comments: “Ole Miss has come a long way under Hugh Freeze in an unexpectedly short space of time”.

7) Et tu, Auburn? The Tigers are seriously bad enough that they’ve gone second last in our SEC Rankings List. Just about Kentucky….

8) ….Who we’re convinced are worse than Auburn. Kentucky is so bad we think Samford’s going to be a big game for the Wildcats.

9) A nice win for Arkansas. John L.Smith has got us all smiling again. They hammered Kentucky before the game was called off.

10) Alabama’s a machine. Missouri just got in the way.

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