|SEC also does not change.
Posted: 3/26/2013 5:37:59 PM
SEC needs to boot out Kentucky and bring in FLorida St.
IMO the top 7 teams in the country all reside in the SEC. Bama, LSU, FLorida, Georgia, South Carolina, A&M, Ole Miss. One or two of the other teams should be OK, but this is a league of have's and have-not's.
Bama and LSU are able to recruit top talent to be 5th string because players want to be on a winning team. Other schools can recruit top talent but they have to promise a day 1 starting job, and more often than not the touted recruit turns out to be a bust that ruins team chemistry.
SEC is a coaches conference. The SEC recruits itself because it is the closest thing to NFL football This means that there is less fluctuation from year to year,and the teams are roughly as good as their fans, facilities, and coaches are.
Bama - I have them +125 to win the BCS again
LSU - even though they are clearly behind Bama, they are still a very good team, and Bama fan would be the first to say it.
Georgia - they are not perfect, but they win a very high percentage of games
Florida - Florida is one of the few teams on par athletically with Bama, but they have not been able to put it all together lately
A&M - I am probably going to call for a Sophomore slump fotr Manziel, but I rank them here because I respect what they did last year and I am a Sumlin fan
South Carolina - Spurrier is still a great coach but he doesn't have the energy Sabean has
Ole Miss - this is a confident, talented team that can still sneak up on the SEC
Vandy - gets better and deeper every year, now starting to recruit better athletes who still buy into the program. I have them on a tier by themselves because they don't belong with the big boys but I think they are going to be better than the rest of the SEC.
Miss St - were they ever that good?
Missou - I don't think they can recruit good enough for the SEC
Arkansas - they belong in the top tier but John L Smith can severley damage a program in 1 year.
Auburn - Won't be as bad as last year, but they can't compete with the big boys in the SEC any more.
Tennessee - potential top tier program but Kiffin set this program back a lot of years.
Kentucky - only relevant when they have a top QB