I'll start with the disclaimer that I am an Alabama fan first and an Auburn fan second then an SEC Fan third. With that revealed I believe that the upcoming College Football season will be a very exciting time. Looking at the schedules and based upon performance last year with the athletes coming back I have to believe, like most of the experts, that the Tennessee Volunteers should win the SEC East. I believe that their chief and greatest competition will be the Georgia Bulldogs and given that the Tennessee-Georgia game will be played at Georgia (Athens) then Georgia should be a tough, if not the toughest, game for them.
As for the SEC West I believe the talent is there and the emotions are there enough for LSU to take the west with Alabama being their toughest game and potentially could defeat them. I think that Arkansas though will be a sleeper team and is going to surprise a lot of people and fans. As for Alabama I think that if they can make it past USC, and they should, then LSU should be their toughest game. Still though that first game can be a surprise and everyone will be targeting Alabama on their schedule for everyone wants to knock off the Champs.