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    I believe the SEC has a good chance of repeating as national champions. Who?
    That is what will be interesting. Here's a look at the SEC teams and starters
    returning. (Based on ESPN offense and defense)

    Alabama 5-5 (10)
    Auburn 6-7 (13)
    Arkansas 9-7 (16)
    Georgia 8-5 (13)
    Vanderbilt 7-5 (12)
    Missouri 9-7 (16)
    Tennessee 6-6 (12)
    Florida 10-9 (19)
    Texas AM 8-8 (16)
    Kentucky 7-5 (12)
    Ole Miss 8-7 (15)
    LSU 5-5 (10)
    South Carolina 8-6 (14)
    Miss State 9-8 (17)

    My view on returning starters is the quality of those players and the quality of players
    who will be stepping into starting roles. IT AIN'T the SAME with all of these teams. If
    anyone thinks Alabama will suffer for the lack of returning starters...well, I disagree.

    Auburn and Miss State have a lot of talent returning in the West. Georgia and Florida
    (sleeper) should rule the East with South Carolina a team who can upset a favorite.

    If I had to guess, I'd say Bama and Dawgs in the SEC title game. Then................

    My take....welcome yours........................................................
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    S&P has a great overview of returning starters in their brand new first-to-last ratings. I'll have to find it....i remember FSU in the ACC was in for some trouble on that front
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    https://www.sbnation.com/college-foo...gs-projections

    here it is. tap the "returning production" column to rank by that section and you see Bama, UGA, and the barn head and shoulders above the rest of SEC in returning production

    Projected 2018 S&P+ rankings (as of Feb. 9)

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    Rk Team Conf. Recruiting impact Returning production Weighted 5-year Proj. S&P+
    1 Ohio State Big Ten 1 1 2 27.0
    4 Washington Pac-12 17 2 13 23.9
    3 Clemson ACC 12 3 3 25.4
    2 Alabama SEC 4 4 1 27.0
    6 Georgia SEC 2 5 28 22.1
    5 Auburn SEC 11 6 6 22.4
    7 Notre Dame Ind 10 7 16 21.4
    17 Central Florida AAC 66 8 85 13.9
    11 Michigan State Big Ten 33 9 22 18.0
    8 Penn State Big Ten 8 10 20 20.2
    12 Wisconsin Big Ten 36 11 11 17.8
    31 Florida Atlantic C-USA 77 12 107 8.7
    9 Oklahoma Big 12 6 13 7 19.5
    10 Michigan Big Ten 15 14 8 18.3
    14 Mississippi State SEC 26 15 21 15.7
    13 Miami-FL ACC 9 16 18 17.4
    44 Fresno State MWC 95 17 100 4.9
    26 Boise State MWC 65 18 26 10.0
    19 Oklahoma State Big 12 35 19 29 11.9
    34 Wake Forest ACC 67 20 83 7.4
    22 TCU Big 12 31 21 24 11.4
    21 Virginia Tech ACC 24 22 27 11.5
    20 Stanford Pac-12 27 23 10 11.9
    30 Missouri SEC 44 24 47 8.9
    33 Arizona Pac-12 45 25 63 7.7
    25 Ole Miss SEC 30 26 14 10.9
    15 USC Pac-12 3 27 9 14.0
    16 LSU SEC 7 28 5 14.0
    23 Oregon Pac-12 18 29 30 11.3
    28 Utah Pac-12 32 30 34 9.4
    38 Northwestern Big Ten 54 31 57 6.5
    42 Memphis AAC 71 32 48 5.1
    68 Ohio MAC 113 33 91 0.1
    63 Appalachian State Sun Belt 109 34 51 1.8
    40 Duke ACC 51 35 62 5.8
    24 Texas A&M SEC 14 36 19 11.0
    48 Boston College ACC 68 37 65 4.0
    27 Texas Big 12 16 38 43 9.6
    37 NC State ACC 40 39 40 7.2
    49 Toledo MAC 73 40 41 4.0
    66 Arkansas State Sun Belt 89 41 81 1.4
    36 Iowa Big Ten 39 42 38 7.2
    72 Wyoming MWC 111 43 96 -0.7
    29 Louisville ACC 28 44 12 9.3
    54 Purdue Big Ten 62 45 89 3.2
    62 Marshall C-USA 80 46 79 1.9
    46 Iowa State Big 12 49 47 78 4.6
    18 Florida State ACC 5 48 4 12.3
    41 Washington State Pac-12 46 49 55 5.4
    55 San Diego State MWC 75 50 53 2.6
    82 Miami-OH MAC 103 51 120 -2.0
    47 Texas Tech Big 12 59 52 59 4.1
    56 South Florida AAC 69 53 73 2.5
    69 Northern Illinois MAC 91 54 77 0.0
    78 Troy Sun Belt 97 55 93 -1.1
    35 South Carolina SEC 20 56 56 7.2
    74 SMU AAC 84 57 112 -0.9
    43 West Virginia Big 12 42 58 44 5.0
    77 Utah State MWC 115 59 54 -1.1
    59 Houston AAC 70 60 49 2.1
    70 Louisiana Tech C-USA 86 61 74 -0.4
    32 Florida SEC 13 62 17 8.2
    53 Georgia Tech ACC 48 63 36 3.5
    45 Pittsburgh ACC 37 64 31 4.7
    86 North Texas C-USA 99 65 113 -3.6
    93 Buffalo MAC 125 66 119 -5.4
    58 Indiana Big Ten 56 67 50 2.2
    92 Army Ind 110 68 123 -5.3
    61 Kansas State Big 12 64 69 39 1.9
    83 Middle Tennessee C-USA 93 70 88 -2.9
    65 California Pac-12 57 71 58 1.4
    52 Arkansas SEC 41 72 32 3.7
    96 Eastern Michigan MAC 121 73 124 -6.1
    81 Temple AAC 90 74 61 -1.9
    39 UCLA Pac-12 19 75 23 6.0
    91 UAB C-USA 117 76 97 -5.0
    100 New Mexico State Ind 124 77 129 -7.7
    50 Baylor Big 12 34 78 15 3.9
    57 Arizona State Pac-12 38 79 46 2.3
    64 Kentucky SEC 29 80 75 1.8
    51 North Carolina ACC 25 81 33 3.8
    73 Virginia ACC 61 82 72 -0.8
    71 Syracuse ACC 58 83 70 -0.6
    85 Navy AAC 92 84 52 -3.3
    67 Minnesota Big Ten 47 85 45 0.8
    102 Massachusetts Ind 116 86 125 -7.7
    75 Vanderbilt SEC 52 87 86 -1.0
    76 BYU Ind 72 88 35 -1.1
    87 Western Michigan MAC 78 89 66 -3.7
    84 Rutgers Big Ten 53 90 106 -3.1
    60 Nebraska Big Ten 22 91 42 2.0
    101 Nevada MWC 98 92 109 -7.7
    98 Tulane AAC 79 93 108 -6.6
    105 UNLV MWC 104 94 114 -8.4
    107 UL-Monroe Sun Belt 102 95 122 -9.1
    97 Bowling Green MAC 88 96 84 -6.3
    94 Southern Miss C-USA 74 97 92 -6.0
    90 Western Kentucky C-USA 85 98 37 -4.6
    95 Colorado State MWC 82 99 60 -6.0
    88 Cincinnati AAC 55 100 69 -4.0
    109 South Alabama Sun Belt 118 101 90 -9.5
    80 Maryland Big Ten 23 102 76 -1.7
    111 New Mexico MWC 114 103 102 -10.2
    106 Georgia Southern Sun Belt 106 104 67 -8.5
    115 Liberty Ind 130 105 116 -11.8
    104 UTSA C-USA 76 106 101 -8.4
    112 Air Force MWC 129 107 71 -10.2
    114 Old Dominion C-USA 122 108 104 -11.5
    113 Georgia State Sun Belt 94 109 121 -11.1
    103 Kansas Big 12 63 110 115 -8.1
    108 Tulsa AAC 87 111 87 -9.2
    89 Colorado Pac-12 43 112 64 -4.6
    118 Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 128 113 99 -12.1
    119 Akron MAC 126 114 103 -12.6
    79 Tennessee SEC 21 115 25 -1.6
    116 Central Michigan MAC 107 116 98 -11.8
    117 Ball State MAC 101 117 94 -11.9
    99 Illinois Big Ten 50 118 82 -7.6
    121 UL-Lafayette Sun Belt 120 119 95 -13.3
    126 Charlotte C-USA 112 120 130 -15.2
    120 Florida International C-USA 83 121 126 -12.8
    123 Texas State Sun Belt 100 122 128 -14.6
    122 Hawaii MWC 105 123 110 -14.2
    127 Kent State MAC 119 124 117 -15.3
    124 Connecticut AAC 96 125 118 -14.7
    110 Oregon State Pac-12 60 126 68 -9.7
    128 Rice C-USA 123 127 111 -16.2
    125 East Carolina AAC 81 128 80 -15.1
    130 UTEP C-USA 127 129 127 -20.3
    129 San Jose State MWC 108 130 105 -19.1



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    Good info RT........

    Fla-Atlantic and Fresno State are two teams I like and the chart shows I might
    be right. Two teams to keep and eye on during the 2018 season.
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    FAU didnt have "the best" of recruiting classes as they are G5 but they had some really good transfers coming to Boca for next Season (which doesnt get factored in when comes to recruiting classes). They start the season at Oklahoma and play at UCF next season.

    Was hoping for a huge point spread week 1 vs Oklahoma as i want to take FAU in that one
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    FAU has a ton of talent coming back including that stud at running back.

    RT's chart show's they are ranked 12th. The same with Fresno ranked 17th.

    You are right Knight about Kiffin signing some good defensive juco kids.
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    Bama is DEAD! Saban has lost his advantage because of losing top assistants! Bama's
    recruiting class a disaster falling from #1 the past years to now not even a top-5. He's
    too damn old to keep up with his former assistants.

    Ok, what has Saban recruited the past three years? Thinking a few of these dogs will
    come through this season.

    Write Alabama off at your own stupidity.
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    Florida returns 19 shit starters...and no QB. I see a more competitive team that is lucky to win 7 games. If Dan Mullen goes 8-4 or better he should be SEC COTY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post
    Florida returns 19 shit starters...and no QB. I see a more competitive team that is lucky to win 7 games. If Dan Mullen goes 8-4 or better he should be SEC COTY!
    Coach my friend...bet one of the Washington statues on eight wins.

    Nine if the freshman quarterback develops into the real deal.

    Sleepers.....Sleepers them Gators!
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