Bill C. wants you to know that those idiot media types overhyping the SEC West as the most dangerous division in college football...are actually right! Every team ranks in the top ten in either offense or defense except Mississippi State, which is top 15 in both categories. Even Arkansas's a much tougher team than they were a year ago.
But what about the other half of the conference? FINE BILL WE'LL FINISH THE JOB FOR YOU.
S&P+ rank: 28th overall, 32nd on offense, 39th on defense
Biggest strength: Wait, you're saying there's a measure where Florida's OFFENSE is the better unit?
Biggest weakness: Somehow, also the offense. Will Muschamp's team defies categoricals like "best" and "worst."
Schedule: You can find four more wins on here, sure. You can also find nine straight losses. Nothing about Florida football means anything anymore.
S&P+ rank: 16th overall, 13th on offense, 34th on defense
Biggest strength: Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, Quayvon Hicks.
Biggest weakness: (thwack) I'm telling you, we just need to run the dang ball. Not just on offense, either! Run the ball on defense. Run it on special teams. Run the ball for the halftime show. Run the ball for breakfast, lunch, and goddang dinner. 'Scuse my language. Aw, dangit, I think I left my putter on seven. SHOULDA JUST RUN THAT BALL TOO.
Schedule: All you need to know is Georgia's probably gonna get thrashed by Arkansas and then beat Florida by 25. And definitely beat Georgia Tech. The rules of physics haven't completely gone out the window.
S&P+ rank: 70th overall, 66th on offense, 77th on defense
Biggest strength: Per The Great Lexington Prophecy, have a quarterback for the first time in six years. (The Great Lexington Prophecy also comes with onion rings for an extra $1.50.)
Biggest weakness: Mark Stoops is deathly afraid of lizards. Butch Davis knows this and already has a running tab with every pet store in the state of Tennessee.
Schedule: Still have road games against LSU, Missouri, Louisville, and the aforementioned lizard-rich Tennessee Volunteers. They will win one of those, and it will probably be the one that fucks things up the most because that's how this works.
S&P+ rank: 18th overall, 25th on offense, 22nd on defense
Biggest strength: Flying entirely under the radar.
Biggest weakness: So far under the radar that we might just forget to send them the information for the SEC Championship game if they win the East. "Oh...um...we already printed up the t-shirts that say Georgia's in it...so..."
Schedule: Who were we talking about again?
S&P+ rank: 20th overall, 19th on offense, 38th on defense
Biggest strength: "Wayyyyyyylp, I'd say our field goal missin' defense is pretty dang good, wouldn't you?"
Biggest weakness: Spurrier may not be sufficiently motivated by hate to win every game left on the schedule. This is why Auburn should play it safe and hire Bobby Bowden.
Schedule: The remaining slate contains one game they should lose and will win and one game they should win but will lose on some dumb shit like fumbling a kneeldown. Do not try to guess which games fit into either category, for there is no way of knowing.
S&P+ rank: 53rd overall, 104th on offense, 12th on defense
Biggest strength: UNDEFEATED AGAINST THE OCEAN.
Biggest weakness: Roster has an average age of "can't go see a Rated R movie without an adult." Butch Jones thinks child labor laws are what ruined this country.
Schedule: Irrelevant; the sea does not care about man's arbitrary assignment of months and days. She only wants blood. Dance blood.
S&P+ rank: 74th overall, 90th on offense, 55th on defense
Biggest strength: Come on, don't.
Biggest weakness: Seriously.
Schedule: You're just being a jerk now.