The SEC has produced the last seven national champions, and four of them have come from different schools within the conference.
It really goes without saying that the SEC is by far the most dominant conference in the country, and the next team holding the crystal football could be one of a handful of teams from this conference.
So with the season just ending a few weeks ago, it is now time to see which SEC teams actually stand a chance in 2013.
Which are the teams that everybody should be paying the most attention to, and who are the phonies that will struggle throughout the year? It is only January, and many things can change throughout spring and fall camp, but with rosters being updated and players declaring for the NFL, we all should have a good idea of where each team stands at the moment.
Some predictions may surprise you, but here are the early SEC contenders and pretenders for the upcoming 2013 season.