The competition in the SEC East isn't for the top spot. Let's make that clear from the outset. This is Florida's division to lose. And there is a drop off from the Gators to 2nd place and so on. The big questions here are about the other coaches. Every one of them is under the microscope for either not getting it done (Richt/Georgia, Spurrier/S. Carolina) or being brand new in tough situations (Dooley/Tennessee, Phillips/Kentucky, Caldwell/Vanderbilt).
Each team plays one game that will be a good barometer as to whether or not there is a chance to challenge the Gators or, in some cases, to make a statement about the direction of the program.