The SEC saw their string of seven consecutive seasons with the national championship residing in SEC country, but the talk around the conference centers around the College Football Playoff and if it could feature a final four with two teams from the top conference in the country.
Bovada released their over/under win totals for the conference and they have Alabama out in front of the pack with their win total set at 10.5. The two teams that have been picked by the media at last week’s SEC Media Days to compete for the SEC east division come in tied for second as Georgia and South Carolina have their totals set at 9.5.
The defending conference champion and national runner-up, Auburn checks in at nine and are tied with LSU for the second-place finishers in the western division.
Here’s a look at the entire league sorted by win totals:
- Alabama: 10.5
- Georgia: 9.5
- South Carolina: 9.5
- Auburn: 9
- LSU: 9
- Florida: 7.5
- Mississippi State: 7.5
- Missouri: 7.5
- Ole Miss: 7.5
- Texas A&M: 7
- Vanderbilt: 6
- Tennessee: 5.5
- Arkansas: 4.5
- Kentucky: 3.5
Florida plays a daunting schedule but after a four-win season last year, the bookmakers believe the Gators will turn it around this season.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss are poised for big seasons with a lot of returning starters and some impressive young talent and could put some of the conference’s elite on upset alert this season and surprise with their play.
Missouri won the east last year, but Bovada has them tied for the third best team this season and they’re not buying Texas A&M this year without Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans and Jake Matthews.
Vanderbilt is one the fringe of being a bowl team under first-year head coach Derek Mason and sit on the fence at six wins.
Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky are not expected to be in a bowl game this year per Bovada, but Tennessee could make things interesting.
How are you betting?
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