SEC's best games: Nos. 5-1
Published: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 5:23 p.m.
This is the fifth of a five-part series produced exclusively for Gatorsports.com ranking the top 25 games involving SEC teams in the 2013 college football season.
No. 5. Texas A&M at LSU
Nov. 23, Baton Rouge, La.
LSU was one of the few teams that handled Johnny Manziel last year. Still, the Tigers needed some big plays late to pull off the win. The atmosphere will be electric in Tiger Stadium. But isn't it always?
Early line: LSU by 1.
No. 4. Florida vs. Georgia
Nov. 2, Jacksonville
It's always big and sometimes huge. The great rivalry could be the game of the year in the SEC depending on what happens to these teams in their tough Septembers and Octobers. Will Muschamp is still looking for his first win in the series.
Early line: Georgia by 4.
No. 3. Florida at LSU
Oct. 12, Baton Rouge, La.
There have been some epic games in this series, and many of them have taken place in the bayou. It's a huge test for both teams. A year ago, Florida showed its toughness in a tight win over the Tigers, but games at Tiger Stadium are a different story.
Early line: LSU by 4.
No. 2. LSU at Alabama
Nov. 9, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
If you don't like violence, stay away from Tuscaloosa on this day (or more likely, this night). These two teams respect each other, but they love to see which team can be the more physical. The last two years it has been a huge game on a national scale and there's no reason to think it will be any different.
Early line: Alabama by 11½ points.
No. 1. Alabama at Texas A&M
Sept. 14, College Station, Texas
Think this one will be hyped up? The defending national champs against the defending Heisman Trophy winner? The one team that managed to beat the Tide last year will have the home crowd this time. Think GameDay will be in College Station?
Early line: Alabama by 6.