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Kentucky, Mississippi State, And Vanderbilt Are All 3-0 For The First Time In 106 Years

Apart from Alabama's fast start, the standings in the SEC don't look all that familiar.

Mississippi State had Week 3's biggest statement win, blowing out SEC West power LSU at home 37-7.

Vanderbilt has quietly looked very good all season. After Saturday's 14-7 win vs. Kansas State, the Commodores are 3-0, with a point differential of 84-13.

Kentucky looked shaky in wins over Southern Miss and Eastern Kentucky, but followed it up with a quality win at South Carolina on Saturday.

After Saturday, all three teams are 3-0. Considering they are historically three of the weakest programs in the SEC, it seemed pretty likely that this is a rare occurrence. In fact, according to Paul Finebaum, it is the first time the Wildcats, Bulldogs, and Commodores are all 3-0 in 106 years!

That wound up being a pretty good season for all three programs, which competed in the then-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Kentucky—then Kentucky State—wound up 7-3 in head coach Prentiss Douglass's first season.

Mississippi State—then Mississippi A&M—went 7-2-1, and 4-2-1 in conference play.

Vandy had the best season of the three, at 8-1, with the lone loss coming 9-8 to Michigan. After a rough start to the Derek Mason era, Commodore fans would certainly sign for a year like that. Of course, with Alabama coming to town on Saturday, things are likely to take a rough turn, for at least one week.