As the ACC and Big 12 attempt to jointly circle their wagons in an effort to stave off other conferences from picking off their members, it looks like the talk of “aliiances” between the two conferences has sparked rumors once again that Jim Delany and the Big Ten might make a strike. It’s now rumored that Delany has reached out to schools such as Georgia Tech, Virginia and North Carolina.
Alabama will be heavily favored to extend its streak to three straight national championships this fall, and eight straight for the conference. Ending the narrative of Southern dominance begins and ends with turning the tide in the championship game.
National signing day is just around the corner (Feb. 6), and with things really, really heating up on the recruiting trail, we thought we'd take a look at how all 14 SEC teams are doing when it comes to finding the next college stars. The SEC currently has five teams ranked in the top 10 of ESPN's RecruitingNation class rankings and 12 in the top 40. Florida, which has 26 commitments, including 11 in the ESPN 150, owns the nation's No. 1 class. Alabama is second with 21 pledges (10 ESPN 150 members). Here's how the entire SEC is doing with only a week left until pens are put to paper: