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Monday, September 17, 2012
SEC: The East-West Gap Narrows
For the last few years, it has been maintained that the SEC West is the much stronger conference division. Alabama, Arkansas, and LSU have been the powers of the conference. I have no argument against such logic. 2012 was to be no different. Now three games into the season, it seems Alabama and LSU have pretty much separated themselves form everyone else in the division. The remainder of the West teams are actually now just pretty mediocre at this point, and I would go so far as to say at least three East Division teams are better than those teams. I don't think LSU is as good as Alabama, and I also think Georgia, South Carolina and even Florida are very close to the guys from Baton Rouge. All five of those teams are ranked in the top 14 in this week's AP Poll. The gap between the East and West is narrowing. Only Alabama stands head and shoulders above the rest. Don't forget, it wasn't that long ago that Florida, Tennessee and Georgia were the powers of the conference. Perhaps we're beginning to come full circle. Just sayin...