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  • Alabama is the frontrunner in the SEC this season, but it could be challenged by LSU in its quest to capture yet another College Football Playoff title under coach Nick Saban.
By Gabriel Baumgaertner
August 18, 2016

After its fourth national title in seven seasons, Alabama enters 2016 as the SEC favorite. The Crimson Tide don’t have a starting quarterback determined yet and have to travel to Baton Rouge for the annual showdown with LSU. Even if the Tide are considered prohibitive favorites, LSU has a new defensive coordinator and the scariest player in college football, Ole Miss has one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, and Tennessee has a crop of promising talent. It’ll be an interesting race. Plenty of upsets await.

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East

West

TEAM

Record

TEAM

RECORD

10–2 (6–2)

11–1 (7–1)

9–3 (6–2)

10–2 (6–2)

9–3 (5–3)

9–3 (5–3)

6–6 (3–5)

8–4 (5–3)

5–7 (2–6)

7–5 (3–5)

5–7 (2–6)

6–6 (3–5)

3–9 (1–7)

5–7 (2–6)

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