Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nation's toughest league? It's the SEC this season

There's no better league in the nation this season than the SEC. The league has the defending national champion in Florida (which returned all five starters), as well as Top 25-caliber teams in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, LSU and Vanderbilt.

Here's how tough it is in the SEC:

1. The two teams tied for first place in the Western Division -- Auburn and Arkansas -- are under .500 in the league (3-4).

2. When Arkansas won at Alabama over the weekend, it was the first road victory for a Western team in the league this season.

3. That said, the Gators are still the class of the league and have a two-game lead in the East.

They'll sail through the league tournament, after which at least five other SEC teams will grab NCAA tournament bids. -- David Scott


Anonymous said...

WHAT?!?!? The SEC is without a doubt on the decline this year. The bad records aren't because they are beating each other up, its because the teams are weak. Alabama should have dropped from the top 25 last week, and won't get near as far this year in March. Only Florida is legit, and even they have shown some serious signs of weakness lately.

Anonymous said...

So you're arguing that since they all have terrible records, they must all be good.

The SEC's out of conference schedule would say otherwise. The SEC is definitely not one of the nation's toughest league.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous 2 posters. The only team I've seen in the SEC that is worth anything is Florida. Alabama can't win on the road and I don't think LSU has won a non-conference game yet. I would pick the top 4 teams of the ACC, PAC 10 and Big 12 against the SEC's top 4 anyday.

Big D Tarheel said...

have to agree with the other 3....just because the league has parity does not mean the league is good. What league has the best record vs. outside competition, vs. top 25, best RPI....I believe that would be the ACC...no one is smokin' what you're rollin'!!