In this country, we're all familiar with the separation of church and state.
In the realm of SEC football, at least during the last two years, we've seen a similar separation. It's been Alabama and Florida … and then everybody else.
— We've seen a disproportionate number of awful ledes this week, but Chris Low (who truly is better than this, we swear) really takes the tiara here. In addition to being an appalling metaphor, this assertion is also factually shaky. Rather than being nominally divided from the rest of the conference by law, what's actually happening here is that Alabama and Florida are at once lifted up by their sterling W/L records and separated by East/West division. This makes them not religious institutions, but the voluptuous, bouncing, bustier-clad titties of the SEC. (Kentucky is the taint.)