ESPN.com's SEC Blog named their 2012 preseason All-SEC team as we inch closer and closer to the start of college football.
None of the names on this list should be a surprise but they are certainly worth mentioning. Here's a look at the offense:
Now, here is the defense:
Here is a look at the special teams:
As you can see, there is a heavy SEC West influence on Chris Low's All-SEC team. Eight players on the defense are from the SEC West while nine are on offense. It's easy to see why people think the West is better than the East currently. Alabama and LSU are clear-cut national championship favorites with Arkansas looking to follow up a strong 2011 season under new coach John L. Smith.
The SEC East will need to do a lot to step up against the West to change the balance of power, but the two most capable teams, South Carolina and Georgia, do have a few representatives on the All-SEC preseason team.
Will this be the year the East takes back the SEC Title? We'll just have to wait for kickoff.