Others Must Watch The SEC Dance
After winning four straight national titles and six out of the last twelve national championships, is there anyone that can bring an end to the SEC's domination?
By: BE Coleman
With the college football season only days away, the one impending question everyone on the outside must ask is; will there be a slip up regarding the SEC in 2010?
After winning four straight national titles and six out of the last twelve national championships, is there anyone that can bring an end to the conference’s domination?
Looking around the collegiate landscape begs the big, burning question -- What about everybody else? What about them?
In a nutshell they must sit and watch the outcomes of Alabama and Florida dancing through the regular season.
Certainly Arkansas, LSU, Auburn, Georgia and South Carolina will do everything in their power to say otherwise. As usual, the other teams will have a say in it.
Can the two SEC schools navigate the nations toughest top to bottom conference? Unlike other conference races, the SEC is never a safe bet on any given Saturday.
The ACC may be primed for the first time in several seasons to take a giant step towards claiming a spot in the elusive final bowl game of meaningful games.
While folks are talking up Florida State, Georgia Tech and Miami – it is Virginia Tech with the real clout.
Two back-to-back Orange Bowl appearances and a rousing victory in last years Chick-fil-A’ Bowl puts the Hokies into an elite crowd.
The last remaining days of the original Big 12 Conference begin with Texas and Oklahoma in the South and a departing Nebraska program in the North as the preseason fav’s.
Should one of the three get by Missouri and Oklahoma State during the regular season, doesn’t necessarily mean the big dance invitation is in hand.
However, it should not be a total surprise seeing Nebraska is given a going away nod – perhaps a gift from the… sentimental standpoint.
The preseason polls are favoring Ohio State in the Big 10. Looking for any of the Midwest based BCS Computer Polls to report it differently is not cognitive thinking.
Is there anyone truly thinking the Buckeyes will not tie a school record share of a sixth straight conference championship, with only Iowa and Wisconsin as competition?
Perhaps Penn State will change the top three in 2010… possibly.
The Big East’s representation finds Pittsburgh should be a heavy favorite over West Virginia and Cincinnati. Expecting them to be contenders… would be a bona fide shocker in 2010.
The Mountain West will find favorite TCU is hoping to find a way to a second straight BCS Bowl. It will be hard enough to accomplish the feat itself, without thinking the Horned Frogs can challenge Forest Gump’s alma mater or Florida.
While Utah did embarrass and handily spank the Crimson Tide in 2008, they will have to make another undefeated run. It happened once, can it once again?
With Southern Cal designated and delegated to sit out this season at the very least for previous transgressions, also finds them not favored to win the last Pac-10 title before it becomes the Pac-12 next year.
The only question is will it be Oregon or Oregon State in the end? The Ducks have the shortest road to a top three finish. Can they find a way in the grand western challenge? Of course Stanford and Cal could have a say along with the Arizona schools.
There is no doubt, or should be no doubt that Boise State has earned a shot. While Fresno State was the Non-BCS promoted favorite to begin with, the Blue Turf Group from Idaho have provided merit year in and year out, unlike those San Joaquin Valley Bulldogs.
The Bronco’s and Hokies opener next Monday Night will find one team is behind the gun with a mistake free season before them. A win here gives either one serious clout over many, many other schools.
But before that occurs, the rest of the nation will have a game under their belts. It all starts for the SEC with South Carolina on Thursday night. The Gamecocks can proudly say: Batter up!
It’s going to be another event filled season full of twists at every turn. Is there any surprise why the collegiate game reigns supreme?
With all this drama, c’mon.
Gamecocks Suspend Noted Tight End8.24.2010
Georgia Goes To Florida for AD 8.12.2010
NCAA Investigating Kiffin - Brown 8.11.2010
Volunteer Injuries Adding Up 8.10.2010
Vols Gerald Jones Poised To Run 8.5.2010
Brown Departs Knoxville Via Text 7.27.10
Johnson Loss Is Big For The SEC 7.18.2010
LSU Suspends Fullback 7.15.2010
Ole Miss Running Back Arrested 7.15.2010
Kentucky Hires TE – Special Teams Coach 7.14.2010
Dooley Working to Change UT Image 7.13.2010
SEC Coaches Dealing With Aftermath 7.13.2010
Two Georgia Players Are Charged 7.10.2010
Two Vols Now Charged In Melee 7.8.2010
Ole Miss Reports Secondary Infraction7.5.2010
Are TV Deals Hurting Ticket Sales 6.21.2010
Spurrier Donates $100K to Prep Facility 6.18.2010
A Calming Effect For College Football 6.15.2010
Kiffin's SC Entrance Toughens 6.11.2010
SEC Carves Out $209 Million 6.5.2010
Final Links To Neyland Are Fading 6.3.2010
Wildcat’s All Time Leading Tackler Honored 5.28.2010
Gamecocks Recruit Fails To Qualify 5.27.2010
Vandy Loses Top Offensive Lineman 5.26.2010
More Power To Kiffin, Time To Move On 5.19.10
Kentucky’s Burton Creates Scholarship 5.18.10
Bama QB Pondering Transfer 4.18.10
Crompton and Tebow Beat The Odds 4.25.2010
Wildcats QB Situation Still Muddy 4.25.2010
Georgia Boots Top Quarterback Mettenberger 4.18.2010
Volunteers Myles Arrested Sunday 4.18.2010
Vol Quarterbacks Showing Moxie 4.18.2010
SEC Extends Chick-fil-A Contract 4.15.2010
Vol QB Struggles In Second Scrimmage4.10.2010
Spurrier Halts Gamecocks Spring Game 4.10.2010
Vols Senior QB Leaves Program 4.08.2010
Florida And Its Two Quarterback Change-Up 4.06.2010
Wildcats Safety Has To Quit 4.06.2010
Coaching Outbursts Bringing Questions 4.02.2010
Vols and Dooley Ink Agreement 3.31.2010
LSU Finishes - Kentucky Begins Spring Work 3.28.2010
Third Player Leaves Tennessee 3.24.2010
Bryce Brown Is Down And Out 3.18.10
SEC Winter Roundup 3.10.10
Steele Is Staying A Clemson 1.19.10
Cutcliffe Reportedly Headed To Tennessee 1.14.10