Alabama started strong last year as well but faded down the stretch. I think Georgia was so highly ranked because of the reputation of their teams in the past few years. They were the team "nobody wanted to face" in the SEC championship game last year, as most thought they were playing better than anyone else in the SEC at the end of last year, making them a trendy pick this year. Meanwhile, Kentucky and Vandy are both 4-0 with Vandy being 2-0 in the SEC as well. When was the last time that happened?