CBS Sports experts predict SEC's order of finish for 2016
CBS Sports released its predictions for the 2016 SEC season, which included the predicted order of finish, most overrated team, most underrated team and bold predictions.
Six of the seven experts picked Alabama to win the SEC West. Only Chip Patterson selected LSU.
Tennessee and Georgia were each picked to finish first in the SEC East by three experts, while Florida received one vote from Jon Solomon. Coincidentally, three of the four analysts who picked against the Vols also called them the “most overrated” team in the SEC. Ole Miss and Florida were also mentioned as teams who were overhyped entering the season.
Four analysts picked Texas A&M as the “most underrated” in the conference, including Patterson, who claimed he is “too blinded by Christian Kirk’s speed, a Myles Garrett-Daylon Mack- Daeshon Hall line and the dream of a dominant Ricky Seals-Jones” to harp on the Aggies’ past flaws.
Dennis Dodd provided the most notable bold prediction claiming “two SEC teams will qualify for the College Football Playoff — Alabama and LSU.” Tom Fornelli predicted that A&M won’t win the West, but will defeat both Alabama and LSU in 2016.
For all of CBS’ 2016 predictions click here.