With LSU taking a step forward in Ed Orgeron's second season, Texas A&M playing at a top-15 level in Jimbo Fisher's first season and Mississippi State playing maybe the best defense in the country in Joe Moorhead's debut, the SEC West enjoyed its best depth in years last fall. Better yet, the computers only project one team to regress this fall (MSU, and not by much) while six either stay the same or improve.
This is a mighty division in a mighty conference. Going 8-4 will be an accomplishment. But can anyone challenge Alabama this time around? Signs are hazy at best.