There are a handful of teams that could compete for the SEC title this fall and a few who could be in the thick of the national title hunt toward the end of the season.
But there aren't enough spots for everyone and in the wacky world of sports, one team will fail to live up to the hype.
Alabama is breaking in a young quarterback and the secondary, which was a problem last season, spent most of its time trying to get healthy this spring. Plus, the Tide entered last season highly ranked and didn't make it to a BCS bowl game.
All of the attention at Arkansas has gone to the offense this spring. Tyler Wilson isn't expected to miss a beat as Arkansas' quarterback, but let's not forget that this is his first real go-round in the SEC.
There are mixed feelings coming out of Gainesville. No one is quite sure what to expect from the Gators. This team has the talent to win 10 games, but has the question marks to dip below last year's win total.
And Mississippi State is a dark horse candidate to make it to Atlanta. But most are expecting the Bulldogs to do well this season. Can they live up to the hype?