It’s not too early to start talking about the worst SEC soccer teams of 2022. With a weekend of SEC regular football season remaining, picking the SEC’s bottom three is easy.
Sure, nine SEC teams have more football to play after Saturday. Still, there’s no reason to wait another week to see what’s already evident.
After the week 12 games, there are five contenders for the bottom three. But as bad as the fourth and fifth worst teams are, the bottom three are a lot worse.
SEC Football Records (after CFB Week 12)
- Georgia Bulldogs; 11-0
- Tennessee volunteers; 9-2
- South Carolina gamecocks; 7-4
- Florida alligators; 6-5
- Kentucky Wildcats; 6-5
- Vanderbilt Commodores; 5-6
- Missouri Tiger; 5-6
- LSU Tigers; 9-2
- Alabama Crimson Tide; 9-2
- Ole Miss Rebels; 8-3
- Mississippi State Bulldogs; 7-4
- Arkansas Razorbacks; 6-5
- Chestnut Tigers; 5-6
- Texas A&M Aggies; 4-7
Regardless of SEC divisions, the bottom three SEC teams for the 2022 season are counted down from 14th place in the SEC…
SEC Football #14 – Texas A&M Aggies (4-7)
At College Station on Saturday, the Aggies held off one of college football’s worst teams; now beat 1-10, UMass, 20-3. The win took the Aggies’ record to 4-7. Never in the history of college football has so much money been spent for so little return.
And how was it on Saturday at Kyle Field?
The cost to the Aggies of putting out the fire is $85 million, plus or minus a few million.
SEC Football #13 – Auburn Tigers (5-6)
Auburn is in a much stronger position than Texas A&M because the Tigers’ football program can hire a new coach. The departure of Bryan Harsin and the influence of Cadillac Williams as interim head coach have injected new energy into the Auburn program.
The excitement doesn’t erase the fact that Auburn hasn’t been this bad since the 2012 season. Auburn’s best wins this season were Missouri, Texas A&M and Western Kentucky.
For days, Auburn fans have been cheering with the expectation that either Lane Kiffin or Hugh Freeze will be their next head coach. Freeze’s Liberty team lost at home to one of Virginia Tech’s worst teams in many years on Saturday. Lane Kiffin’s Ole Miss team was clearly beaten by Arkansas in Fayetteville.
SEC Football #12 – Missouri Tigers (5-6)
The Tigers were without an unlucky team from New Mexico State (NMSU) on Saturday night. The NMSU Aggies are slightly better than they have been in the last four seasons, when they won eight games overall. But Missouri’s unilateral victory proves nothing.
One reason Missouri gets the nod over Auburn is that Missouri would have beaten Auburn at Auburn if an untouched Missouri running back hadn’t somehow dropped the ball just short of what would have been a winning touchdown.
The most surprising aspect of the SEC’s top three worst teams list is the absence of Vanderbilt. With victories in their last two games in Kentucky and Florida in Nashville, the Commodores are the league’s best 5-6 team.
After the conclusion of week 13 of the SEC regular season, Bama hammer will provide a full SEC power ranking.