2006 Southeastern Conference Preview
2006 SEC Football Predictions
Welcome to some of the toughest defenses in the nation. You think the SEC’s Florida Gators are stingy with their 18.8 points against average? Well last year Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, LSU and Alabama were all tougher! Of the 12 teams in the SEC, six allowed opponents less than 19 points each game.
It looks to be a battle between Florida, Georgia and Tennessee for dominance in the East Division. The West will see Auburn and LSU fighting it out, with Arkansas certainly in the mix. The West’s Mississippi is on the rise and in the East, Kentucky should also improve their records from last season.
LSU’s JaMarcus Russel may be the best QB in the conference and his backup, Matt Flynn, is also a solid commodity. Auburn’s field general Brandon Cox, already a fine leader, seems ready to take the next step. In the East, the signal calling position is more a work-in-progress for most teams, although Florida’s Chris Leak may finally find some consistency now that he’s had a year to adapt to coach Urban Meyer’s offense.
The West features dominant runners, including Auburn’s surprising Kenny Irons, who many consider to be the best in the conference, Alabama’s Kenneth Darby and Arkansas’ Darren McFadden. In the East, South Carolina’s WR Sidney Rice is the best of the best at catching the rock.
East Division Predictions
5) South Carolina
West Division Predictions
5) Mississippi State
Of the 12 teams in the conference, six went to bowls last year. That same number are likely to do the same in 2006. However, don’t expect anyone to have a perfect record. That’s difficult in any case, but the SEC is a rough, unforgiving conference where 10 -2 is about as perfect as a team can get.
All of the SEC team previews are listed below. You will find info on the team by clicking on the team links including last years conference and overall record, schedule and overview and predictions of the university. For more on the 2006 SEC university's view the South Eastern Conference website, or keep reading on the entire Southeastern Conference from Maddux Sports below.