The SEC East is awful.
Heading into this weekend, four teams are still in the mix for the division title. Florida controls its own destiny to the title game in Atlanta, but one misstep along the way opens the door for Kentucky, South Carolina and even Tennessee. The Gamecocks and Volunteers have losing records in conference play.
So, yeah. The division is bad. It is so bad, in fact, that statistics show the Mountain West is actually better.
According to S&P efficiency ratings by SB Nation’s Bill Connelly:
The Mountain West’s Mountain Division is stronger than the SEC East in 2016.
That’s not a misprint. A division with Wyoming, Boise State, New Mexico, Colorado State, Air Force and Utah State is considered better than a division with Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri and Vanderbilt.
We know fans in the southeast love their college football, so this certainly won’t sit well for them.
Meanwhile, Alabama sits back licking its chops looking at the list of potential opponents for the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 3.