Before anyone stops the SEC, someone has to dethrone Alabama. With the way Nick Saban is coaching and recruiting, that won't be close to easy.
But Alabama isn't perfect, and there are SEC teams that have what it takes to gain ground on the Crimson Tide this season and beyond.
So which teams have the best chance? ESPN colleague Mark Schlabach took a stab at it, listing five teams he thinks have the best shot of taking down the Tide.
He has Florida, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M. All good choices, in my opinion. Click here to see why all five made the cut.