The SEC just won a seventh national championship and as we inch closer to the 2013 season, many teams from this conference will again be considered title contenders. But even with some of the most talented teams in the country, there is always a worst-case scenario that can take place and cripple a season.
Every team gets hit with the injury bug at some point. Some players that were considered to be next up don't always pan out the way scouts had hoped for. Coaches can't get the most out of their players and have a hard to time creating a successful game plan. Things like this take place when it was just not your year to be on top.
And then you have the best case scenario when everything seems to be going your way and the stars are aligned. Everybody is playing well on both sides of the ball and upsets seem to be taking place on a weekly basis, as surpassing expectations puts the program back on the map.
Each team in the SEC will experience its own path when the 2013 season begins to roll around.
While the old college football season may have just ended, here are the early best- and worst-case scenarios for each team in this powerhouse conference.