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SEC Title Hopes Rest with Alabama Crimson Tide

John David Mercer, USA TODAY SPORTS

As most college football fans know, the Southeastern Conference has won the last seven BCS National Championships. It hasn’t been a domination by one particular team, but a mix of teams that have brought titles back to SEC country.

The streak started in 2006, when the Florida Gators won the championship, followed by the LSU Tigers, then the Gators again, following the 2008 season, and the Auburn Tigers after the 2010 season.

One team has been a bigger part than the rest, and that’s the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama won the title after the 2009 season, then again after the 2011 and 2012 seasons. And if the SEC streak is to be extended to eight straight, it’s almost assuredly up to the Crimson Tide to keep the streak alive.

Last week, it appeared that the SEC had two teams that might be able to make a run for the title. In addition to Alabama, the Missouri Tigers were unbeaten and appeared to have a road to the title game. But Mizzou was upset by the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night, so now it’s Alabama’s responsibility to keep the streak alive.

The Crimson Tide have certainly looked the part this season. Nick Saban has his team playing very well. In fact, over the last six games, Alabama has outscored its opponents 246-26. The only time during that stretch that an opponent has scored in double figures was on Saturday, when Alabama beat the Tennessee Volunteers 45-10.

Behind offensive stars like A.J. McCarron, T.J. Yeldon and Amari Cooper, the Tide have plenty of offense to bring home another title. And with the defense continuing to improve, the SEC streak may very well stay alive.

Tim Letcher is a contributing writer for RantSports.com and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter @TimLetcher , on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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