Around the SEC: Sept. 20

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The conference of champions continues to get stronger.

In the latest edition of the AP Poll, a total of eight teams made the top 25, with Georgia and Alabama still leading the charge after strong starts.

Georgia has not skipped a beat following last season's national championship victory, with all three wins, being by at least 30 points.

The latest of those three came in conference play against the Spencer Rattler led South Carolina Gamecocks.

Rattler’s time in Columbia has continued to be a disappointment thus far, putting up a two-interception performance against a stout Georgia defense.

Alabama also cruised to a win with there's coming against Louisiana-Monroe. Bryce Young wasn’t at his best with a two-interception day, but it didn’t matter as the Crimson Tide offense had over 500 total yards.

Kentucky is the next highest ranked team at No. 8 in the country, with its latest win coming in shutout fashion.

Against Youngstown State, Will Levis was another SEC quarterback with two interceptions on his day but still threw for 377 yards and two passing touchdowns while rushing for a score.

Two spots behind the Wildcats are the Arkansas Razorbacks, who faltered but still came out on top against Missouri State.

The game was close until the fourth quarter when the Razorbacks put up 21 points, two of those scored came from KJ Jefferson.

Not far behind, just one spot, are the Tennessee Volunteers who blew the doors off of Akron.

In a 63-6 victory, the Volunteers had exactly 400 more yards than the Zips as two Tennessee quarterbacks each threw two touchdowns.

Ole Miss continued its hot streak, moving up to the No. 16 spot after a shutout win of its own. The Rebels relied on their run game against Georgia Tech as an attack led by Zach Evans, who finished with 134 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

Florida barely survived an in-state opponent to stay ranked at No. 20. Facing South Florida, the Gators survived by just a field goal margin, and didn’t get much help from quarterback Anthony Richardson with just 112 passing yards while restarting the two interception trend from earlier in the article.

Arguably the biggest win of the week came from Texas A&M, who defeated No. 13 Miami by a slim 17-9 margin to revive their season following the prior week's upset loss against App. State.

With conference play underway, things are getting started in the toughest conference in all of college football.

Logan Bourandas is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email lxb5412@psu.edu.