SEC

Man, talk about divisional differences. Not since the Southeastern Conference has split have we seen such disparity. In fact, if Vegas was forced to set a line for the SEC title game this morning it blindly would be West minus-14.5, and they'd take their chances.

Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson is happy to get another crack at the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Open dates in college football often are welcome for teams seeking overdue rest or having injured players needing to heal.

How well is the Lane Kiffin experiment going? We'll say off-the-charts good.

Here are five things we are looking forward to about this weekend of SEC football:

Ole Miss third-year football coach Hugh Freeze inherited a 2-10 program and has the Rebels in the Associated Press top 10, but his powers are limited.

With quarterback Nick Marshall, receiver Sammie Coates and most of the offensive line back from Auburn's Southeastern Conference championship lineup, the biggest question facing Gus Malzahn's rapid attack was whether Cameron Artis-Payne could replace Tre Mason at tailback.

As we start to wrap up the appetizers, the SEC's power again is clear. Five of the Associated Press top 10 are from the SEC West, and seven of the top 14 teams in the country are in the conference.

It will rank among the most fleeting questions in Southeastern Conference history.

After our week one overreactions, let's get back to questions and answers for the SEC teams based on our power poll.

The University of Tennessee football team will be looking to build on its opening rout of Utah State this Saturday when the Volunteers host Arkansas State at noon on the SEC Network.

Five days after Vanderbilt opened its 2014 football season with a surprise 37-7 defeat at the hands of Temple, first-year Commodores coach Derek Mason found somewhat of a silver lining.

We are going to rank the SEC teams on how they looked in week one. This is a power-of-perception ranking, and remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder (record and Saturday's opponent in parentheses; all times EDT).

1) Leaguewide coming-out party. There is a ton of talented newcomers. Seven of the top nine teams in the Rivals.com recruiting rankings last February were in the SEC, and a host of those five-star stud ducks are making their debuts this weekend.

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