What's a few cupcakes between friends? Much of the conference feasted on pastries on the next-to-last week of the regular season, but did they leave room for a Thanksgiving feast? We'll see how this week's smorgasbord impacts the SEC Power Rankings.
Here are the rankings going into Week 13:
No. 1 Georgia (11-0, 8-0)
Last Week: 1
This week: at Georgia Tech
What to know: The Dawgs can sniff around Atlanta this week and scout out good tailgating spots for the SEC championship showdown with Alabama. They'll get to chew on the carcass of Georgia Tech while they're in town.
No. 2 Alabama (10-1, 6-1)
Last Week: 2
This week: at Auburn
What to know: Pigs don't make good pets. Alabama tried to scratch the Arkansas Razorbacks behind the ear and nearly got its hand bitten off. Maybe the Auburn Tigers will be in the mood for a good belly rub.
No. 3 Ole Miss (9-2, 5-2)
Last Week: 3
This week: at Mississippi State (Thursday)
What to know: Before Lane Kiffin goes to LSU or Miami or wherever, he's got some unfinished Egg Bowl business. Will he leave Oxford with egg on his face, or will he stay?
No. 4 Kentucky (8-3, 5-3)
Last Week: 5
This Week: at Louisville
What to know: The Wildcats gnawed on New Mexico State leftovers from Alabama's snack of the previous week. Now they get to roast a fresh bird in the ACC cafeteria.
No. 5 Arkansas (7-4, 3-4)
Last Week: 4
This Week: vs. Missouri (Friday)
What to know: Don't expect Arkansas to offer holiday cheer to Mizzou. This is a nasty bunch of Hogs who won't wipe their paws before tracking mud through their own stadium.
No. 6 Texas A&M (8-3, 4-3)
Last Week: 6
This Week: at LSU
What to know: We know Jimbo Fisher's going to be in Baton Rouge this week. Yes it's for a scheduled game, but that shouldn't stop the rumor mill from running wild on the bayou.
No. 7 Mississippi State (7-4, 4-3)
Last Week: 7
This Week: vs. Ole Miss (Thursday)
What to know: Forget the Egg Bowl. Just someone please ask Mike Leach this week to rate Thanksgiving side dishes.
No. 8 Tennessee (6-5, 3-4)
Last Week: 9
This Week: vs. Vanderbilt
What to know: The soft underbelly of the Vols' late-season schedule has arrived just in time to make Josh Heupel's first year a resounding success. Beating up on Vanderbilt won't upset anyone on Rocky Top.
No. 9 South Carolina (6-5, 3-5)
Last Week: 12
This Week: vs. Clemson
What to know: They might build a statue to honor Shane Beamer in Columbia, S.C., if he beats Clemson to cap his first season.
No. 10 Missouri (6-5, 3-4)
Last Week: 10
This Week: at Arkansas (Friday)
What to know: How do you celebrate after sticking a fork in some Gators? You go bowling, of course.
No. 11 Auburn (6-5, 3-4)
Last Week: 8
This Week: vs. Alabama
What to know: Don't forget Auburn is still bowl-eligible. I hear Birmingham is really nice in December, what with its new stadium and all.
No. 12 LSU (5-6, 2-5)
Last Week: 11
This Week: vs. Texas A&M
What to know: Maybe Ed Orgeron can take Dan Mullen on a shrimp boat excursion this offseason.
No. 13 Florida (5-6, 2-6)
Last Week: 13
This Week: vs. Florida State
What to know: Back to the coaching carousel for the Gators. Who'd have thought after FSU lost to Jacksonville State that Florida would turn out to be the bigger dumpster fire.
No. 14 Vanderbilt (2-9, 0-7)
Last Week: 14
This Week: at Tennessee
What to know: The Commodores still have some fight in them. They just don't bring much muscle to the rumble.
This article originally appeared on The Tuscaloosa News: SEC football power rankings entering last week of the 2021 season