No big shock that Alabama has the best odds to win the SEC West and they are likely ahead of LSU, as they host them in what is likely the biggest game in the division.
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Alabama has more issues than usual and the biggest one is at the QB position. Jalen Milroe was the backup last season and will battle it out with Ty Simpson (#3 last season) and Notre Dame transfer Tyler Buchner. The team has a good WR corps and is deep at the RB position and while the defense should be loaded again, they lost star LB Will Anderson and a couple of key players in the secondary.
Like usual the Crimson Tide have a ton of talent but they also head into the season with a new offensive and defensive coordinator. They have a tough out of conference game facing Texas in the second game and while they host LSU, they hit the road to face Texas A&M.
Last season LSU won the division title and Jayden Daniels is back under center after a good first campaign. The team may have the best WR corps in the SEC and have a star TE in Mason Taylor. They have a good run game and their defense only gave up an average of 22.5 ppg.
They hit the transfer portal hard to overhaul the secondary but up-front Mason Smith is back after missing most of last season with an injury and a lot is expected from sophomore LB Harold Perkins. Obviously, the game at Alabama is huge and they also host Texas A&M in the regular season finale.
Texas A&M +650
Texas A&M was a huge disappointment last season entering it in the top 10 and ending with a dismal 5-7 record. QB Conner Weigman is an emerging star and he has one of the best WR trios in the conference in Evan Stewart, Ainias Smith, and Moose Muhammad III. Rueben Owens is a five-star freshman RB that should take the #1 spot right away.
The defense only gave up 21.2 ppg last season but had issues against the run. The talent is there in College Station and with more experience the Aggies may be dangerous this season. A&M does host Alabama but hits the road to face LSU as well as Tennessee in an out of division game.
After the three schools above oddsmakers have the rest of the teams as longshots to win the SEC West.
Ole Miss +2600
Ole Miss bolted out to a 7-0 start last season but ended up losing five of their next six games. Jaxson Dart was a solid QB last season but Lane Kiffin still brought in a couple of solod transfers in Spencer Sanders from Oklahoma State and Walker Howard from LSU. Quinshon Judkins is one of the better backs in the conference and the team used the transfer portal to bolster a WR corps that was a little on the thin side.
The defense may be the main issue after giving up an average of more than 30 ppg last season. The Rebels’ schedule is killer facing Alabama and Georgia on the road and hosting LSU and Texas A&M.
Auburn has a new head coach in Hugh Freeze and the team has many new transfers in what many experts think is one of the best hauls in the nation. One of the transfers is Payton Thorne and he will be tasked will helping an offense that only averaged 24.8 ppg.
The defense has talent but that unit gave up an average of 172.7 rushing yards per game last season. While the Tigers are on the road to face LSU and Texas A&M at least they get to host Alabama and Georgia.
The offense for Arkansas should be solid with KJ Jefferson and RB Rocket Sanders back but the defense may be the issue. Last season they gave up an average of 30.6 ppg and bolstered that unit with 10 transfers. The Razorbacks have a new offensive and defensive coordinator and Alabama and LSU are both road games.
Mississippi State +5100
MSU has a new head coach in Zach Arnett and while they have a solid QB in Will Rogers the team is shifting from the Air Raid attack. The LB corps is a good one but there are issues in the secondary. One thing the Bulldogs have going for them is their two toughest games against Alabama and LSU are at home.