With the 2010 SEC Championship Game participants in place now, it's time to turn our attention to the game itself.
As in most team sports, it ultimately comes down to individual performances at clutch times. Those performances make the difference between champions and runners-up.
This year, the cast of characters who could make or break Auburn, the Western Division champ, is bigger than simply Cameron Newton, Mr. Everything 2010. The undefeated and highly-ranked Tigers rely on more than their quarterback's legs.
Some might argue that South Carolina, the Eastern Division representative, is a more diverse and balanced squad despite its 8-3 record. The Gamecocks can beat you with the run or the pass, and they've shown that they have a defense that can respond if called upon.
Let's take a look at 10 players who will, in all probability, determine who the 2010 SEC champion will be.