Jadeveon Clowney and South Carolina can challenge Alabama in the SEC.

The SEC is the best conference in college football as the 2013 season approaches. The Alabama Crimson Tide are the two-time defending national champs, and are the favorites to win it for a third straight year. However, they will be challenged by several teams who have a chance to contend for a BCS title.

Below is a preview for the SEC in 2013 and predictions for each team. All off the betting odds come from

Alabama: 2012 Record 13-1 (7-1)

The Crimson Tide enters 2013 as probably, the most talented team in the country. Led quarterback AJ McCarron and linebacker C.J. Mosley, it will be difficult for any team to beat the defending national champs.

Prediction: 12-0 (8-0)

SEC Championship Odds: -120

Georgia: 2012 Record 12-2 (7-1)

The Bulldogs might be the biggest threat to Alabama in the conference. They have the best chance to come out of the East and meet the Crimson Tide in the SEC title game.

Prediction: 11-1 (7-1)

SEC Championship Odds: +450

South Carolina: 2012 Record 11-2 (6-2)

Jadeveon Clowney is the best defensive player in the country, and will make the Gamecocks a force to be reckoned with. With Steve Spurrier at the helm, they’ll give Georgia a run for their money in the East.

Prediction: 11-1 (7-1)

SEC Championship Odds: +600

Texas A&M 2012 Record 11-2 (6-2)

It will be hard for Johnny Manziel to match the success he had in 2012, and all of the distractions away from the field could affect the Aggies.

Prediction: 9-3 (5-3)

SEC Championship Odds: +800

Florida: 2012 Record 11-2 (7-1)

An improved offense should give the Gators a chance to win the East. Their biggest obstacle is having South Carolina and Georgia in their way.

Prediction: 10-2 (6-2)

SEC Championship Odds: +900

LSU: 2012 Record 10-3 (6-2)

The Tigers are almost always near the top of the SEC, but should take a step back after losing a lot of talent to the NFL.

Prediction: 8-4 (4-4)

SEC Championship Odds: +1000

Ole Miss: 2012 Record 7-6 (3-5)

Mississippi should be improved as they bring back their best playmakers in Jeff Scott and Donte Moncrief. They can surprise and make a Bowl Game.

Prediction: 7-5 (4-4)

SEC Championship Odds: +2500

Missouri: 2012 Record 5-7 (2-6)

Missouri should be better one year later, assuming James Franklin can have a bounce-back season.

Prediction: 7-5 (4-4)

SEC Championship Odds: +5000

Vanderbilt: 2012 Record 9-4 (5-3)

The team will have a hard time recovering after losing Zac Stacy. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers won’t be easily replaced, either.

Prediction: 7-5 (3-5)

SEC Championship Odds: +6000

Auburn: 2012 Record 3-9 (0-8)

The Tigers are the worst team in the West and should finish in last place, once again.

Prediction: 5-7 (1-7)

SEC Championship Odds: +6000

Tennessee: 2012 Record 5-7 (1-7)

The Volunteers aren’t much better than last season. Their future is fairly bright, but that won’t help them in 2013.

Prediction: 5-7 (2-6)

SEC Championship Odds: +6000

Mississippi St: 2012 Record 8-5 (4-4)

The team has enough talent to get to a Bowl game, but could fall victim to the strength of the SEC.

Prediction: 6-6 (3-5)

SEC Championship Odds: +7500

Arkansas: 2012 Record 4-8 (2-6)

The Razorbacks have too many questions at quarterback, and the rest of their offense, to be any type of threat in the conference.

Prediction: 5-7 (1-7)

SEC Championship Odds: +10000

Kentucky 2012 Record 2-10 (0-8)

The Wildcats will be bad this season, but they have the potential to put up some pints and maybe steal a conference game.

Prediction: 4-8 (1-7)

SEC Championship Odds: +50000