The SEC has won an astonishing seven consecutive BCS National Championships. Florida’s national title in 2006 began this incredible run that was continued with Alabama’s back-to-back championships over the past two seasons. With last year’s additions of Missouri and Texas A&M into the already dominant conference, the SEC picked up yet another title contender in the Aggies. The SEC is the greatest conference in the country due to it’s tremendous coaches and elite talent.
Five Things We Should Know
1. Nick Saban is the best coach in college football.
2. Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, LSU, and Texas A&M will be BCS bowl game and National Championship contenders.
3. Kevin Sumlin was a tremendous hire for Texas A&M last year.
4. Kentucky will struggle this season.
5. Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron, T.J. Yeldon, Jadaveon Clowney, and Aaron Murray will be Heisman Trophy contenders.
Five Bold Predictions for 2013
1. Alabama will win it’s 3rd consecutive BCS National Championship.
2. Johnny Manziel will win back-to-back Heisman Trophies.
3. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M, and Tennessee will each have two 1,000 yard rushers.
4. Missouri will fire head coach Gary Pinkel mid-season.
5. Jadaveon Clowney will be invited to the Heisman ceremony.
Preseason 1st Team All-SEC
QB Johnny Manziel RS SO Texas A&M
RB T.J. Yeldon SO Alabama
RB Todd Gurley SO Georgia
WR Amari Cooper SO Alabama
WR Jordan Matthews SR Vanderbilt
WR Donte Moncrief JR Ole Miss
TE Arthur Lynch SR Georgia
OT Antonio Richardson JR Tennessee
OT Jake Matthews SR Texas A&M
C James Stone SR Tennessee
OG Gabe Jackson SR Mississippi State
OG Anthony Steen SR Alabama
K Casey Spear SR Vanderbilt
All-Purpose Andre DeBose SR Florida
DT Dominique Easley SR Florida
DT Anthony Johnson JR LSU
DE Jadaveon Clowney JR South Carolina
DE Chris Smith SR Arkansas
LB A.J. Johnson JR Tennessee
LB C.J. Mosley SR Alabama
LB Adrain Hubbard JR Alabama
CB Andre Hal SR Vanderbilt
CB Marcus Roberson JR Florida
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix JR Alabama
S Craig Loston SR LSU
P Steven Clark SR Auburn
Preseason 2nd Team All-SEC
QB A.J. McCarron SR Alabama
RB Keith Marshall SO Georgia
RB LaDarius Perkins SR Mississippi State
WR Mike Evans SO Texas A&M
WR Malcolm Mitchell JR Georgia
WR Dorial Green-Beckham SO Missouri
TE Rory Anderson JR South Carolina
OT Cyrus Kouandjio JR Alabama
OT Wesley Johnson SR Vanderbilt
C Travis Swanson SR Arkansas
OG Zach Fulton SR Tennessee
OG Aaron Morris JR Ole Miss
K Zack Hocker SR Arkansas
All-Purpose Marcus Murphy JR Missouri
DT Daniel McCullers SR Tennessee
DT Kelcy Quarles JR South Carolina
DE C.J. Johnson JR Ole Miss
DE Alvini Dupree JR Kentucky
LB Lamin Barron SR LSU
LB Jordan Jenkins SO Georgia
LB Denzel Nkemdiche SO Ole Miss
CB EJ Gaines SR Missouri
CB Damian Swann JR Georgia
S Nickoe Whitley SR Mississippi State
S Byron Moore SR Tennessee
P Kyle Christy JR Florida
Click next page for projected SEC standings and wins and losses for each team.