It seems like an unusual way for a season to end with a team outside of the SEC winning the Coaches' Trophy?
This particular season, the SEC just doesn't have the ingredients to produce a fifth straight national champion. Florida and Alabama will trade punches in October and December, and both of them will see speed bumps between those games.
LSU was able to sneak into the BCS Championship game in 2007 with two losses, but don't expect something that miraculous to happen this time around.
The championship game will be back in Glendale, Arizona, site of quite possibly the biggest "statement game" the SEC has ever had. Florida ran at-will all over favored Ohio State in the 2006 season finale, and the reputation of the SEC soared.
The conference didn't disappoint, with LSU, Florida, and Alabama being crowned kings of college football in the following years. The SEC is 6-0 all time in the BCS Championship game, and 7-0 will have to wait for at least another year...