NCAA Football News
SEC football is so difficult to predict this year because of the parity in the league and the lack of definite juggernauts.
There are few guarantees when it comes to who's going to be good and who's going to have a difficult time. The perfect example is that the Mississippi State Bulldogs were picked by the media to finish dead last in the rugged SEC West a year after winning 10 games.
Few still believe in Missouri despite back-to-back SEC championship game appearances, and everybody is jumping on hype trains rolling through Knoxville, Fayetteville, College Station and the Alabama Plains.
Some teams appear to be built for a sustained return to competitiveness such as Tennessee, while other powerhouses are facing some very real questions entering 2015.
It's always going to be a fun season with twists, turns and surprises. But where would the fun be in abstaining from trying to predict who'll live up to the hype and who'll fall flat on their faces?
Let's take a look at a few teams trending upward here a month before the season kicks off and which teams are heading in the opposite direction, if only for a short time.
As always, sound off in the comments.