Over the last five seasons, six SEC West teams have played for the national title. The quest for seven (or eight or nine, depending on what happens in the College Football Playoff) began this spring in the nation's toughest division, as spring practice served as a proving ground for players looking to fill holes on the rosters of big-time teams.
Some of those questions were answered this spring, as Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall clearly progressed as a passer, Alabama's secondary looked sharp and contenders to replace former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel were reduced by one.
What does the SEC West look like after spring practice? Our post-spring power rankings are in this slide show.
Click here for SEC East post-spring power rankings.