Powerhouse Conference: LSU, Florida Pace the SEC

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Powerhouse Conference: LSU, Florida Pace the SEC

IconTake a good long look at the national college football polls.

Right up there at the top, you'll see LSU and Florida.

And there's a very good reason for that.

If you've watched any of their games, you should understand why the Tigers and Gators are out in front of the pack. Granted, they may not hang 60 on every team they play, but that's not really the point.

What matters is they win. Sometimes very convincingly, other times not so much.

But they always win.

When LSU scraped by South Carolina last Saturday with a 28-16 win, it didn't matter that they didn't blow out the Gamecocks.

Last time I checked, South Carolina wasn't too bad of a ball team.

As for the Florida-Ole Miss game—who would've thought that Ole Miss would show up to play? That squeaker is a little tougher to explain, but even good teams have their down weeks.

It's only the great ones that manage to come out on top even when they don't play their best.

If either LSU or Florida had been a lesser team, they'd would have a big fat "1" in the loss column.

But they don't.

When the two programs meet on on October 6th, I see it being a defensive battle. Both offenses can score—we know that. But it's their defenses that win games for these teams.

Like your high school coach used to say...

"Offense wins games, but defense wins championships."

Nothing could be more true.

Whatever the outcome on October 6th, you'll know when it's done that you've just watched one helluva football game...thanks to the national powerhouses in the Southeastern Conference.

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