Conference Breakdown: SEC

5 things to know about the SEC

Biggest game: Alabama at Auburn, November 28

Player to always watch: Nick Chubb or whichever other Georgia running back is equally unstoppable

Team nobody wants to play: Arkansas

Coach who really needs wins: Well, somebody's going to make $4 million to finish last in the SEC West

Don't be surprised if ... Texas A&M explodes. In either sense.

Bill Connelly's Power Rankings

Tier 1

Alabama

Nick Saban's Bama is evolving, but it's still Bama.

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Tier 2

Georgia

Let's not overthink this. Here's the best bet to win the SEC East.

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Ole Miss

The Rebels were the best team in the country for two months. Time to finish the job.

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Auburn

Buckle up, Tigers. 2015's going to be another crazy ride.

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LSU

LSU makes a title run every four years, but two big questions must be answered this time.

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Arkansas

The breakthrough already happened. The hard part's building on it.

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Tennessee

I worried about the Vols being too hyped, but they might actually be underrated.

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Tier 3

Mississippi State

MSU is still good. Good enough to finish above the SEC West cellar, though?

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Missouri

This is the year Mizzou doesn't win the SEC East. Probably. Maybe.

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Texas A&M

A&M's loaded with talent. Can the Aggies handle a monstrous schedule?

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Florida

A threat to beat any team it plays, thanks to this defense alone.

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South Carolina

Spurrier's team is in better shape than you think ... yet it ranks here anyway.

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Tier 4

Kentucky

A bowl trip would give the Wildcats something to show for all the hope.

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Tier 5

Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt fans, tell yourselves this: Stanford stunk in Harbaugh's first season.

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