SEC preview: Expect more domination down South, starting with LSU
August 3, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
This SEC thing is getting ridiculous. Wonderful ... or boring. Frustrating and fantastic. All at once.
It kind of depends on which side of the Mason-Dixon Line you pay taxes. You might have noticed lately that outside of the Southeast, the rest of the country's cut has been zero. No matter what you think of the conference's record six consecutive national championships, the achievement has become historic, if not monopolistic. And it doesn't look like the run is going to end anytime soon.
Parity is dead. Long live Mike Slive.
The same LSU that was No. 1 for 11 weeks and won its first 13 games in 2011, will start No. 1 in CBSSports.com preseason poll. The shouldn't overshadow the fact that Alabama is completely capable of defending its national championship. Or that Arkansas arguably has its best team in 35 years. Or that East Division favorite Georgia held LSU without a first down in the first half of last year's SEC title game. Or that South Carolina is coming off a school-record 11 wins.