2015 Previews: SEC Standings and Top 25

Projected 2015 standings

SEC East SEC West
Team Overall SEC Team Overall SEC
1. 12-0 8-0 1. Alabama 11-1 7-1
2. 9-3 6-2 2. Auburn 9-3 5-3
3. 8-4 4-4 (tie) 9-3 5-3
4. 7-5 3-5 (tie) 9-3 5-3
5. Florida 5-7 2-6 5. Arkansas 8-4 4-4
6. 4-8 1-7 6. 6-6 3-5
7. 4-8 0-8 (tie) 7-5 3-5
Preseason
1. Ohio State Too much depth, road too easy to expect Buckeyes not to repeat
2. Georgia If Bulldogs find a QB, this might be the year they finally meet expectations
3. Alabama Country’s toughest schedule is the biggest impediment to Tide’s title hopes
4. TCU If Horned Frogs get by Baylor, they should make the playoffs despite putrid defense
5. Michigan State Spartans’ defense could land them in the playoffs if SEC beats itself up
6. Baylor No defense, no worries as Bears attempt to game the system once again
7. Oregon Ducks’ biggest challenge will come from the improving depth in the PAC-12
8. Florida State QB issues, lack of off-field focus must be overcome
9. Arizona State Sun Devils could be the surprise team of the PAC-12; game against Texas A&M will tell a lot
10. USC Depth issues still haunt Trojans, but the corner has been turned
11. LSU New defensive staff, lack of offensive imagination could hand Tigers as many as 5 losses
12. Tennessee Vols will probably be nation’s most improved team in 2015
13. Auburn All eyes on the defense as Tigers must improve on that side to be a legitimate contender again
14. Clemson Loss of offensive coordinator Chad Morris hurts worse than returning just 6 starters
15. Ole Miss No power running game or proven threat at quarterback makes Rebels vulnerable
16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish have plateaued under Brian Kelly; ND must move forward or Kelly’s job could be in trouble
17. Arkansas Steadily improving Razorbacks aren’t quite ready for prime time
18. Missouri Lack of weapons on offense and size on defense make it tough for Tigers to contend
19. Wisconsin Badgers will run, but are they a one-trick pony?
20. Oklahoma Bob Stoops needs to make a statement if he wants to stay at the controls
21. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets trying to prove the triple-option has viability in the 21st century
22. UCLA Bruins failed to live up to expectations in 2014, will be a darkhorse in 2015
23. Oklahoma St. Is there room for another contender in the Big 12? Cowboys say yes
24. Penn State The rebuilding continues, but overall lack of speed will keep Nittany Lions out of the top echelon
25. Texas Longhorn program in for an epic meltdown if UT doesn’t show improvement

 

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