The gauntlet the SEC provides is undoubtedly the steepest mountain to climb in college football.
Having five teams voted in the top 10 by the coaches in USA Today's poll solidifies that. SEC championships are hard to come by, maybe even harder than national championships according to some coaches.
But which SEC teams will need to work harder than everyone else just to ensure they have a say in the matter come Dec. 1?
Obviously every team will need to put in hard work during the fall, but these are the teams that need to put in extra time to compete with LSU and Alabama.