The best SEC football teams often are right at the top of the list of best teams in college football, mostly thanks to Nick Saban's work with the Alabama Crimson Tide. But the LSU Tigers and Tennsessee Volunteers have their own storied SEC football programs that have produced championships and Hall of Famers like Peyton Manning and Y.A. Tittle, two of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time.
It's not just ancient history, though, for the top teams in the SEC. Many of the best current NFL players come from the Southeastern Conference, like the Auburn Tigers' Cam Newton and the Texas A&M Aggies' Von Miller.
When lining up all SEC football programs, which one gets the nod for best in the conference?
All-time record: 905-328-43
Bowl wins: 41
Conference titles: 27
National championships: 17
Notable players: Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Ken Stabler, Ozzie Newsome, Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley, Dont'a Hightower
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
All-time record: 787-415-47
Bowl wins: 25
Conference titles: 11
National championships: 3
Notable players: Y.A. Tittle, Joseph Addai, Leonard Fournette, Steve Van Buren, Jim Taylor, Jamarcus Russell, Alan Faneca
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana