SEC Conference 2023 Preview. SEC teams have won 13 of the last 17 national championships, including the last four, and they don’t show signs of slowing down.
Teams in the SEC Conference 2023
There are 14 teams in the SEC, seven in each division. We’ll take a look at four of those teams to see how prepared they are for this season.
South Carolina Gamecocks
Alabama Crimson Tide
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Texas A&M Aggies
Georgia Bulldogs are Set to Three-Peat
Not only are the Georgia Bulldogs expected to win it all in the National Championship, but they also have a soft enough schedule that the Over/Under odds are 11.5 wins. That’s a predicted 12-0 record on the season. The first nationally-ranked opponent they will face will be Tennessee, and that’s not until November. If they win this third title, it will be the first time since the 1930s when Minnesota of the Big Ten did it.
Quarterback Stetson Bennett was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams as the 128th pick overall. Carson Beck is his replacement. He’ll have top Tight End Brock Bowers to rely on, along with wide receiver Ladd McConkey who could have declared for the NFL Draft early but said that he feels like he has more to prove. The Dawgs brought in two more wide receivers through transfers – Dominic Lovett from Missouri and RaRa Thomas from Mississippi State.
Alabama Will Fight for Top Spot in the West
No team is expected to challenge Georgia for the top spot in the East, but Alabama will be duking it out with LSU to try and reach the top spot. Although this team is loaded with talent, there are lots of questions to answer. With quarterback Bryce Young being drafted by the Panthers, that left a hole for either Jalen Milroe or Ty Simpson to fill.
Milroe has mobility and accuracy, while Simpson was a five-star prospect a year ago. But then Tyler Buchner was transferred from Notre Dame. Now they have three great options but no decisions yet. The offense has a solid line featuring JC Latham at tackle, but until they choose their QB, the offense can’t get their mojo on.
Their Over/Under odds are still a respectable 10.5 wins. Alabama’s only loss is expected to come from Texas A&M, but it could be from LSU or Texas. They have a much tougher schedule than Georgia, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
LSU Has a Balanced Roster
Coach Brian Kelly successfully used the transfer portal to plug up his roster hole in the secondary. He has star Linebacker Harold Perkins Jr., who is one of the top defensive players in the nation. And with the return of defensive tackle Maason Smith from a knee injury that kept him sidelined most of last season, the secondary should be even more suffocating than they were last year.
On offense, LSU has quarterback Jayden Daniels who should have more confidence in his second season with the team. They have an impressive offensive line, along with tight end Mason Taylor and Malik Nabers, who leads a stellar group of wide receivers. LSU has one of the best receiving corps in the SEC.
Their toughest game will be their first one against Florida State. If they win, they should easily hit over on their Over/Under mark of 9.5 wins. If they don’t win, they should still be able to go over. This might be one of the safest bets to make prior to the start of the season.
The Volunteers lost a lot of key personnel after last season. College football’s top-ranked offense had to replace quarterback Hendon Hooker who was drafted by the Detroit Lions. Top wide receivers Jalin Hyatt and Cedric Tillman also went pro.
Joe Milton III is now a sixth-year student in his third year with Tennessee. His powerful arm opens up the field on any play. If he can match that with accuracy, he can take this group far. He will most likely be the starter unless incoming five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava can impress the players and coaches this summer. He is a top-five 2023 prospect who will eventually replace Milton, but how soon? Receivers Bru McCoy and Squirrel White will take over for Hyatt and Tillman.
The Volunteers have their Over/Under odds at 9.5 wins. They aren’t expected to prevail against Georgia or Alabama but could upset Missouri to get the over.
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