Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Alabama—Defending national champions. Beat a conference opponent to win it all and still not No 1.
Arkansas—All the pieces in place for a good season, and the coach pulls one of the biggest bonehead moves of all time.
Auburn—It’s been a big dropoff since the national championship; I don’t see it getting better.
Florida—If the offense does not improve on last season, it could be a long season. Good thing that the D is strong.
Georgia—Could be Georgia’s year. Remember when people had Richt on the hot seat?
Kentucky—I wonder when the last time Vanderbilt was picked ahead of them.
LSU—No Honey Badger, no problem. Still a top team.
Mississippi—Hugh Freeze was a solid hire, but SEC is a big step up from the Sun Belt.
Mississippi State—Investigated by the NCAA? But, you are not even very good.
Missouri—Yeah, because I think of Missouri when I think of the Southeast.
Tennessee—Mixed signals on this one. Is Dooley on the hot seat or is Tennessee a surprise team?
Texas A&M—Who’s idea was it that a 7-6 Big XII would have better luck in the SEC?
South Carolina—First game of the season, and it’s a divisional game in the conference. Way to start it.
Vanderbilt—Kick off the season with a divisional favorite—no big deal.