The college football season has started for some teams but the big brothers, as in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), begin their football season Saturday. Their 10 game conference only schedule puts a big emphasis on the importance of each game as each team will play two additional opponents in their opposing division.

As they battle for a chance to play in Atlanta for the SEC title, only two teams will reign supreme for the season and one will earn the SEC title with a high possibility of playing the college football playoff.

Itoro Umontuen, Macy Alexander, Symone Stanley and I give our SEC predictions and determine who will hoist the CFP trophy this season.

Symone
The graduate of NC State and recent graduate of Georgia State University admits that her experience in Raleigh influenced her prediction of who will win the national title. Here are her predictions.

SEC East: Georgia
SEC West: Alabama
SEC Champion: Alabama
CFP Title Game: Clemson vs. Alabama
Winner: Clemson

The ACC love and the hype is high for her but she has picked the Tigers from Clemson to win. The Wolfpack grad will root for them simply because of ACC representation.

Itoro
The managing editor and Tennessee State graduate have covered many games within the SEC. He is a football fanatic and has a huge love for the defending national champions in the LSU Tigers (just check his coverage with the national title game). While his picks do not include the Tigers winning it all, it includes a matchup that many college fans would love to see.

SEC East: Georgia
SEC West: Alabama
SEC Champion: Georgia
CFP Title Game: Georgia vs. Clemson
Winner: Clemson

Here is why he thinks Georgia will win the SEC Championship:

“Georgia must beat Bama because they have the better quarterback.” When referring to the Bulldogs quarterback, he believes the Bulldogs have a talent in J.T. Daniels.

Although he sees the Bulldogs taking home the SEC title, he believes Clemson is the better team and will get a championship this season.

Macy
The Canton, Ohio native is a huge fan of college football and the NFL. She is an alum of THE Ohio State University and can tell you everything there is to know about the Buckeyes. Her predictions may surprise you a bit because of her loyalty and love to the Buckeyes but she thinks there could be a bit of a shakeup in the SEC.

SEC East: Florida
SEC West: Alabama
SEC Champion: Alabama
CFP Title Game: Clemson vs. Ohio State
Winner: Ohio State

Although the Buckeyes alum loves her team, it is understandable as to why she thinks they will raise up the trophy. The reason? Justin Fields.

“I’m going with the Ohio State University for the national championship. The recruits have been coming in nicely and we have a more experienced Justin Fields this year.”

If both teams meet, we should expect a close game and a winner coming down to the last second. Last year when these two teams met in the CFP, the Tigers prevailed late in the fourth quarter 29-23 after FIelds threw a late interception.

Anfernee
Since I was eight years old, I have always been a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. As a passionate fan, I have been let down and always have to hear the 1980 comebacks season after season when the Bulldogs fail to bring back a national title. The main question this year, like it is every season, “Will the Bulldogs get it done this year?” I say no as much as it pains me to say it.

SEC East: Georgia
SEC West Alabama
SEC Champion: Alabama
CFP Title Game: Alabama vs. Ohio State
Winner: Alabama

If you know me, you understand why it kills me to say the Crimson Tide will win the national title this year. Most importantly, you may be wondering why I do not think the Bulldogs will get it done this year?

It is too many question marks on the offensive end for me and quite frankly, I do not trust any of the Bulldogs quarterbacks. Not only that, I am unsure if the running backs in Zamir White, James Cook, and others will live up to their full potential and representing Georgia as “RBU” (runningback university). I will explain this more in the breakdown of the Georgia Bulldogs season preview. However, I think this season will come down to Justin Fields and Nick Saban. I see a close game but the Tide prevailing making Nick Saban arguably the greatest college football coach.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) fawns over the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Photo: The Atlanta Voice/Itoro N. Umontuen

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