SEC Football: Five Most Anticipated Games of 2015 Season

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Each game might count the same in the standings, but not all games are created equal. These five matchups will have you practicing your “S-E-C” chant in August.

If you are anything like me, you have stared at the college football schedule for the past six months. Some games catch my eyes more than others and with the season just a few weeks away, you can sense college football Saturdays are right around the corner.

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This marks a pivotal year for SEC Football. We are two years removed from an SEC team hoisting the championship trophy after seven straight years of SEC dominance.

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At SEC Media Days, we learned in many of the coaches “State of the Union” addresses this gap is due in large part to the brutal SEC schedule. During the height of SEC’s string of champions, we were all told that the conference produced so many champions because they were “battle tested” who emerged from the deepest and best conference. A conference that has often been accused of arrogance is dancing awfully close with a list of excuses as to why it is no longer a guarantee to finish the season with the best team.

All of this can be put to rest with another strong showing by SEC teams this season. The opening weekend is as important as it has ever been with the number of neutral-site games the conference is involved in. It is an opportunity for SEC Football to begin the season in the driver’s seat for the College Football Playoff.

Realistically, this list could be full of any number of matchups including traditional rivalries like LSU vs. Alabama or Tennessee vs. Florida. However, these are the five games I believe are the most anticipated for the SEC about how it will impact the conference standings and the College Football Playoff as a whole.

So get comfortable and take a look around. Afterward, look at the schedule for yourself and make a list of your own. Send your suggestions my way either through a tweet or by commenting on this post.

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