Horace Greeley is credited with popularizing the "Go West Young Man" quote during the diabolical Manifest Destiny days.
He didn't know the SEC would take his advice and manifest itself into the top division in college football by sporting the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the AP Poll this week. One of them will likely be playing for the national championship this winter.
The BCS National Championship Game will be held on Jan. 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana, west of most SEC school's headquarters.
The SEC West is flexing in every football quarter. The division also boasts the defending BCS National champion and the SEC's four highest-ranked AP teams this campaign.
The top two SEC East teams, Florida and South Carolina, were bounced by teams from the West last weekend. Every team in the East has at least one conference defeat. There are three undefeated teams in conference play residing in the West.
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