With six teams in the Top 25 and more speed and NFL prospects than anyone else, the SEC is the best, toughest, wildest conference in the land. But can any of its members survive to reach the national title game?
Ainge threw for 268 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Georgia.
By Phil Taylor
If your notion of the South involves a leisurely paced lifestyle and languid afternoons spent on the veranda, you're probably unfamiliar with the mostly Southern gentlemen who have turned Southeastern Conference football into a Dixie-style version of the autobahn, complete with high-speed collisions. Saturdays in the SEC are weekly adrenaline jolts, amped-up affairs with all the dials turned up to high, except the ones that register points on the scoreboard. The hitting is Richter-scale hard, the outcomes can be wildly unpredictable, and it all takes place at maximum velocity in front of packed houses. Everything happens fast in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country largely because it is the swiftest.
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