Stars can lie.
While I'm not one to completely buy into the sheer number of stars a team accumulates equating to success on the field (I present Florida as exhibit A), there have been analyses done that show a correlation between the two.
Televised, hyped, and packed-out rivalry games can solidify or crush a team's momentum heading into postseason recruiting. That much we know. Regardless of what a team's needs are and how many stars a high school senior may own, the last few weeks of the college football season are of vital importance to head coaches across the nation.
With national signing day's February 5 deadline quickly approaching, programs have only a few precious weeks to leave a positive impression.
We'll be tracking the SEC teams' progression throughout the next few months, and the time has come for the first analysis of where each stands compared to one another and nationally.