Post Spring Power Rankings for the SEC Football Teams

Jan 18, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey presents
Jan 18, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey presents / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Alabama Crimson Tide

Despite losing Nick Saban this off-season Alabama is still positioned well with head coach Kalen DeBoer. The Tide have one of the few coaches in the conference that have coached for a National Championship with DeBoer joining Brian Kelly and Kirby Smart. Despite losing some big pieces to the transfer portal DeBoer and company have done well in getting this roster ready for SEC play.

The Tide return a potential Heisman candidate in quarterback Jalen Milroe to lead the offense. Defensively the Tide has a lot to replace losing its top two edge rushers and a majority of it's secondary to the NFL Draft. The Tide have all the pieces in place to go on a deep run this year it'll depend, however, if all the pieces that need to step up can or if they struggle early to find their footing.

2. Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns enter the SEC positioned incredibly with a roster that can compete for not only an SEC title but, also a National Championship. Steve Sarkisian's team returns tons of college football playoff experience and possibly the nation's top quarterback in Quinn Ewers while Arch Manning may be the Nation's top backup.

Sarkisian and the Longhorns dominated the transfer portal bringing in Isaiah Bond, Andrew Mukuba, Trey Moore, Silas Bolden, Amari Niblack, and several other top transfers. The biggest concern for the Longhorns is their offense gelling as the weapon core has been entirely replaced and the transfers will need to gel in time for the season. If Quinn Ewers and his weapons find a grove early on, this very well could be the best team in the country.

1. Georgia Bulldogs

After a disappointing season, where the Georgia Bulldogs only lost one game, the SEC Championship they enter the season poised for another run at the National Championship. They'll head into the season with one of the Heisman frontrunner in Carson Beck while returning one of if not the most talented rosters in the sport.

Kirby Smart will look to become the pinnacle of college football with the retirement of Nick Saban and this 2024-25 team will have the talent to help him do so. The biggest concern for Georgia is replacing the production they lost with Brock Bowers and Ladd McConkey entering the NFL Draft but, Georgia has the pieces in place to have a more explosive offense than they did in 2023.