It is true of every school. The fans who fill the stadiums of the SEC West each Saturday in the fall see their school through a filter that may not be quite on the money.
Beyond these perceptions, there is always a reality that is a bit more humbling and probably more accurate.
While you may feel your toes being stepped on a little as you consider the reality for your school, just remember that your big rival is also seeing things in a light that is also probably not quite right.
With that said, here are the perceptions and realities for each SEC West school.