Prior to Big Ten and Pac-12 cancellations, the SEC was home to the second-best team in college football and three of the top six teams in college football. After the Big Ten’s cancellations wiped out Ohio State’s season, the SEC is now home to three of the top five teams playing a fall season.
The SEC opens the 2020 season eight months removed from the best team in college football history winning the conference’s 10th national championship in the last 14 years. The 14-team league has been represented in each of the last five national championship games and 13 of the last 14 games dating back to Florida’s win over Ohio State in the 2007 BCS National Championship (played after the 2006 season). And the SEC enters a new season with four first-year head coaches, at least two coaches who should be on the hot seat, and, as noted with three top-five teams, more high-level teams than any other conference.
This week on the High Motor podcast, we previewed the 2020 SEC football season, discussing dark horses, worst good teams, hot seat, and most irrelevant teams. Listen below (or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and everywhere else):