It's no secret that the SEC West is among the best divisions in college football. The league boasts a number of national title contenders, including Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and Texas A&M, leading many to speculate that it's entirely possible that two of the four College Football Playoff teams could come from the group. But if you still still aren't sold on the idea, we've got one mind-blowing statistic for you.
SEC West teams are 18-0 against competition outside their half of the division. Counting Auburn's victory over Arkansas, they're 19-1 overall. Here's the damage:
- Alabama (3-0) has knocked off West Virginia, FAU and Southern Miss
- Arkansas (2-1) lost to SEC West foe Auburn, but beat Nicholls State and Texas Tech
- Auburn (2-0) has defeated Arkansas and San Jose State
- LSU (3-0) scored victories over Wisconsin, Sam Houston and UL Monroe
- Mississippi State (3-0) took down Southern Miss, UAB and South Alabama
- Ole Miss (3-0) stomped Boise State, Vanderbilt and LA-Lafayette
- Texas A&M (3-0), perhaps the most impressive of all, crushed South Carolina, Lamar and Rice
To put everything in perspective, there are just two teams in the entire Big Ten that remain undefeated - Penn State and Nebraska.
The current streak, which likely won't last all season long, could be in jeopardy as early as this weekend. Auburn takes on No. 19 Kansas State on the road Thursday, while Alabama welcomes Florida to Tuscaloosa on Saturday. Of course, both are still heavy favorites to prevail.