Now that we can fully digest signing day, it's time to look at how this year's haul in the SEC compared to the teams' past decade of recruiting.
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The SEC accounts for five of the top 10 recruiting classes in the country and fully one third of the top 35.
Florida State got the top class, and Michigan got the most attention, but overall, the SEC blew away the competition on Wednesday.
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Vanderbilt, which showed its defensive power in a win over Kentucky this past season, will open 2016 at home against rebuilding South Carolina.
A number of members of the SEC's 2012 recruiting class slipped under the radar initially, but made their mark once they hit the field.
Taking a look back at the SEC's recruiting classes from 2012, re-grading and re-ranking how they fared.
Several players from national champ Alabama's dominant defensive front from 2015 had seasons for the ages.
Georgia's talented defensive backs will all returns next season as the Bulldogs' secondary led not only the SEC, but much of the nation.
Alabama's title run owed as much to its front seven as any part of the team; Florida won the East thanks to its; South Carolina failed up front.
Not surprisingly, national champ Alabama's group was the pick of the litter, with the O-lines of LSU and Arkansas rounding out the league's top three.
Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt were home for the holidays. Which team is most likely to make an upward move?
The year-end SEC position rankings focus on wide receiver and tight end, where Ole Miss leads a group of talented pass-catchers.
The one-two punch of Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette goes unmatched, and there is depth at Tennessee and Georgia.
We continue a series ranking SEC teams at each position group based on 2015 performance. Next up, the running backs.
We kick off a series ranking SEC teams at each position group based on 2015 performance. First up, the quarterbacks.
Coach Derek Mason has been scouring the country for offensive linemen who fit Vanderbilt's system, and the Commodores hope help is on the way.
SEC made $527.4 million in first year of CFP
The SEC's tax return, which was provided upon request to USA TODAY Sports, states that the conference had $527.4 million in total revenue for the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, 2015. The return covers the first fiscal year in which the SEC starting receiving payments from the start of the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff. Read more at USA TODAY Sports
Here are five players that just missed the cut when we compiled our list of the top 25 players in the SEC this season.
Robert Nkemdiche and Vernon Hargreaves III are among the top SEC players who are headed to the NFL.
The beginning of the 2016 college football season is over seven months away, but it's not too early to take a look at the SEC games of note.
Tennessee has a strong group of returning players in its front seven, while Florida and Georgia will have to replace some key players.