The SEC is the best conference in college football, bar none.
Right now, the conference is atop of the mountain and is home to some of the best teams in the nation. However, no team or conference is perfect. Like Rome and Constantinople, all great dynasties fall.
And though the SEC clearly represents the cream of the FBS crop, increased parity across the conference could affect it negatively. That is why the SEC could experience a down year, actually failing to claim the national championship. Hard to believe, right?
Here are a few potential scenarios and reasons as to why the powerhouse SEC could have a down year in 2012.