Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/27/12
With the regular season over, even before the SEC Championship Game Saturday in Atlanta, now is a great time to take stock around the SEC. We’ll cover the SEC East before the weekend. For now:SEC WestAlabamaThe Crimson Tide play Georgia Saturday for the conference title and the right to play Notre Dame for the national championship January 7 in Miami. If ‘Bama runs the table, they will own three of the past four national titles. Any questions?Alabama gets to hand-pick 25 recruits from among the cream of the crop nationally every year. Then, Nick Saban and company coach them up to maximize their potential and synergize (I may have made that word up, but you know what I mean) their individual talents into a dominant team. As long as the recruiting and coaching remain at the current level, expect Alabama to be at or near the top of both the conference and the national rankings every year.ArkansasJust ended the disastrous and mercifully brief John L. Smith era. The Razorbacks were picke...
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