Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Yeah, the SEC only has five teams in the top 10 this year and six in the top 15. It's a down year.
They get looked on favorably in the polls at the beginning of the season because they are from the SEC. They then schedule nobody (I'll concede Michigan, barely) out of conference. That way when they lose to each other, they say "see, we only lost to another SEC powerhouse".
Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that the SEC sucks like some moronic posters on here. All I'm saying is that they aren't as dominant as they have been in previous seasons. Their rankings in the polls are enhanced by the past success of the conference.