The SEC 2011 West Division Faculty Soccer Season is upon us. SEC West groups might be taking part in this week with the largest sport being the LSU-Oregon sport this week. That is my breakdown of the SEC West Division for the 2011 season.
I like to attend till after pre-season apply is over to place out my predictions. Loads can occur throughout pre-season and boy did quite a bit occur this preseason. Accidents, suspensions, and unhealthy grades could have groups with out key gamers for half or the entire 2011 faculty soccer season.
All issues are shaping as much as be a fantastic SEC 2011 West Division season.
Let’s get began with the SEC West. My SEC East predictions might be out later immediately.
3. LSU & Miss State (Tie)
1. Alabama– I’m not bought on Alabama utterly due to their QB scenario. If Alabama was taking part in Arkansas at Arkansas I could not have picked them to win the West. However since they’re taking part in Arkansas at residence and with the issues environment LSU I’m going with Alabama to characterize the West within the SEC Championship in Atlanta. There are few query marks aside from the QB scenario. The opposite essential space with questions could be the receiving corps. They seem to have some stable receivers however no famous person like Julio Jones.
Earlier than the LSU issues I used to be leaning towards LSU successful the West however I search for Alabama to be in Atlanta on the energy of their robust protection and the working of RB Trent Richardson.
2. Arkansas– Arkansas has an identical downside to Alabama. Their QB scenario. Arkansas has a particular starter in Tyler Wilson although. He has waited patiently for his probability. Arkansas followers anticipate nice issues from him however being a starter is completely different than coming in throughout mop up conditions. One of many strengths of the Razorbacks is at WR. Jarius Wright Greg Childs and Joe Adams are all seniors and good regular receivers. Sadly the Hogs misplaced RB Knile Davis for the 12 months. For my part he was one of many high 3 RB’s within the SEC. Enjoying on the highway towards Alabama and LSU will in all probability imply a second place end within the SEC West.
3. LSU– The psychological state of LSU gamers can’t be actual good every week earlier than the largest sport of the primary weekend of the season towards Oregon. It is usually felt that the loser of this sport might be out of the working for the BCS Championship Sport. LSU will play with out their beginning QB,WR and a LB. That could be to a lot to beat towards an excellent Oregon workforce, but when they’ll pull it off all bets are off on their season.
If the Tigers can get by Miss.State on the highway Sept. 15 they might slide into the quantity 2 spot behind Alabama. However I really feel like all of the questions on this workforce proper now might kill this workforce possibilities of having a very good season. Particularly if they’ve a foul exhibiting towards Oregon. I’ve them in a tie for third within the SEC West. If Jefferson is allowed to return to the workforce they might transfer as much as the quantity 2 spot. Les Miles must do a fantastic teaching job to have this workforce in competition for the SEC West title. This was my choose to win the west 2 weeks in the past however now I’ve no confidence in them in any respect.
3. Mississippi State– The Bulldogs employed a wonderful coach and recruiter in Dan Mullen. The 2011 schedule units up fantastically for the Mississippi State Bulldogs as they get LSU, Alabama and South Carolina at residence. They do must play Arkansas on the highway. The Bulldogs might end in 2nd place within the west if they’ll win 2 out of three of these residence video games. What would it not take for them to win the west. Most likely go undefeated within the SEC. They aren’t fairly there but however are very able to pulling and upset or two. If Alabama stumbles they usually can get by Arkansas they may very well be taking part in at residence the final sport of the season towards arch rival Ole Miss with an opportunity to win the SEC West.
4. Mississippi– That is in all probability my shock choose to remain out of the cellar. Ole Miss is not going to end useless final this 12 months. They’ve 4 away video games within the SEC and all are winnable. Their hardest away sport is towards rival Mississippi State. They need to lose that one. To unhealthy as a result of their at residence schedule is actually, actually robust. Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and LSU at residence might imply 0-4 or 1-3 at greatest if they’ll get by Georgia. Three wins perhaps 4 this 12 months within the SEC for the Rebels.
5. Auburn– Final 12 months every little thing went the Tigers approach. This 12 months with a troublesome convention schedule I feel the wheels fall off. Cam Newton carried this workforce on his again final 12 months and willed them to win. Effectively Cam is gone and so are the wins. I see one or two Auburn wins this 12 months within the SEC. They play Ole Miss at residence and Florida at residence. That is their probability to get a victory or two in convention play. They do have a fantastic RB in Michael Dyer however aside from that they are going to be younger and inexperienced. We are going to discover out quite a bit about them in the course of the 2nd week of the season once they play Miss State at residence.
So I’m going with Alabama to be taking part in within the SEC Championship in 2011. In the event that they stumble Arkansas and Mississippi State might be able to take the SEC 2011 West Division title away from them.
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