A team from the SEC has won the last four BCS National Championships and six out of 12 in all, and those of us who are fans of SEC teams will let those of you who aren't know about it. Okay, maybe we do go overboard with the chest pumping, but at least one of our teams are winning when we do.
As it is every year, August is trash talking month. Everyone is undefeated, and everyone believes their team, with a few lucky breaks, can make a run at a championship. The SEC has been top heavy the past two seasons with Florida and Alabama each taking home a conference and BCS national championship.
I cannot remember when the last time a team has won back to back SEC championships (and I am not going to look it up because I personally do not care), so everyone's easy pick, defending national champion, Alabama should be viewed as a long shot, right?
Florida, last year's favorite to take home the crown, made it all the way through to the SEC championship game before falling to eventual national champion, Alabama. The Gators are the favorite to represent the Eastern Division in Atlanta. While there is no questioning Florida's talent, can the leaders like Tebow, Spikes, and Haden be replaced?
Last season, I did fairly well, and if anyone would like verification, they can find the article in my archives. I nailed my upset of the conference (Mississippi St over Ole Miss), as well as both division winners (Alabama and Florida). I would definitely be content with a repeat of last season's results where my biggest miss was Georgia at 10-2, but the Dawgs did finish second in the East where I had them.
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