Ranking the SEC Offenses

AUBURN - OCTOBER 16: Quarterback Tyler Wilson #8 of the Arkansas Razorbacks rolls out during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16 2010 in Auburn Alabama. The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 65-43. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

1. Arkansas - Obviously. They have a first team quarterback, running back and wide receiver, plus their offensive line is generally considered the third best in the SEC. The biggest question will be if Paul Petrino can ran as effective of an offensive as his brother. His Illinois team only averaged 11 points per game in their last 6 Big Ten games and they had a 1st & 2nd round draft selection on that side of the ball.

2. Alabama - They lose Trent Richardson but will anyone notice? A.J. McCarron is a top 5 SEC QB going into the season and has a national championship under his belt. Eddie Lacy and the rest of their backs will do fine behind the best O-line in the nation. The biggest question mark is the wide receivers.

3. LSU - Stout line, a handful of good running backs and plenty of talent at wide out. If Zach Mettenberger can just be pretty good they could be a great offense.

4. Georgia - Aaron Murray will once again rake up big numbers with a talented group of receivers. Isiah Crowell is no longer with the team but they have two stud tailbacks coming in as true freshman and several capable veterans. The O-line will be what ultimately makes or breaks the Dawgs season.

5. Tennessee - If their weapons can stay healthy this offense could vault to the top. Tyler Bray has two dynamic wide receivers and an offensive line with plenty of experience as most of them will be three year starters. The running backs are inexperienced, but if the line can block better than last year they should be fine.

6. South Carolina - Conner Shaw isn't going to set the world on fire but he is a decent quarterback. Marcus Lattimore is, of course, great. They lose Alshon Jeffrey but should have enough at WR - the question mark will be placed primarily on the offensive line.

7. Missouri - James Franklin put up some monster numbers last year in the Big 12. This is the SEC so that should tone down some but they still have a lot of talent at receiver. RB and OL don't appear to have as much talent but they could go either way to determine the ultimate success of this group....Gary Pinkel has been a successful offensive coach.

8. Texas A&M - Kevin Sumlin is sure to find a way to move the ball this year, even if he has virtually no experience at QB. Other than that everything looks fine - good running back, solid at WR, and a good-looking O-line. If he's able to bring a quarterback along this could be a potent group.

9. Mississippi State - The Bulldogs have a lot of potential but nothing to really hang their hat on coming into the year. New starting QB, more depth but less experience on the line, a good 4-man running back corp that has one guy with SEC snaps under his belt, and a senior-laden group of wide outs that have been mediocre in their careers. This could be a solid offense, it could stay here, or drop....we shall see.

10. Vanderbilt - Jordan Rodgers appears to be the man in Nashville and he's got a solid group of running backs highlighted by SEC-leader Zac Stacy. The offensive line and WR are decent by Vandy standards...but this is the SEC. Still, this offense should be able to rack up enough points to keep the 'Dores competitive.

11. Auburn - Gus Malzahn is gone so you have to figure there will be a drop off as Chizik returns to focusing on defense. Michael Dyer is no longer there but Auburn churns out running backs and they still have Onterio McCaleb. Philip Lutz_____ is an all-SEC tight end as well as Emory Blake at WR. If their O-line (which should be pretty good) can play really well they will give Frazier or Mosley an opportunity to succeed. But QB is such a glaring weakness here unless Frazier has improved a ton in the offseason.

12. Florida - They have fallen so much. Young QBs who didn't look good last year, not much at running back losing Demps and Rainey, WR either. Their O-line does return four starters but they were horrible last year and this is yet another new offense to learn.

13. Kentucky - Larry Warford anchors a line full of misfits. There's not much at running back or receiver. There's a possibility the Cats could get some decent QB play but they don't really have enough weapons to compete in the conference right now.

14. Mississippi - They basically have no experience at quarterback and their O-line is going to be horrible. Compounding that will be virtually nothing at RB with the only experience being Jeff Scott. Donte Moncrief is a very talented WR but will anyone be able to get the ball to him?

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