3 Biggest SEC Surprises in College Football's Early Going

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3 Biggest SEC Surprises in College Football's Early Going
Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Welcome to SEC territory.

In case you are completely out of the loop when it comes to college football, the Southeastern Conference is the top of the food chain, so to speak.

Since the inception of the Bowl Championship Series [BCS], no other conference has been as successful—not even close—as the the SEC. In 14 occurrences, the SEC has won the championship eight times. That's by far the best mark, considering the second most championship victories belong to the Big 12, which accounts for only two.

The strength of SEC football is demonstrated in the fact that it has six straight BCS titles, going back to Florida in 2006.

Presently, after five weeks of action, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida are all ranked in the AP poll's top 10—more than any other conference. The Big 12 is the only other conference with more than one top 10 representative, with two.

And, while Alabama stands clear above all other teams in the nation right now, the SEC East—recently regarded as the weaker division—now boasts three of those five top 10 teams.

The Southeastern Conference has looked very strong this year, still boasting as many as six unbeaten teams. It will be the only conference to feature two games between ranked, unbeaten conference foes this weekend; the Florida Gators square of with the LSU Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks play host to the Georgia Bulldogs.

There are stories of intrigue everywhere. Here we will look at three such stories.



 

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