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Georgia Is The Favorite To Win The SEC, According To ESPN's Football Power Index

Picking an SEC Champion this early in the season is a nearly impossible task. There are so many great teams in the conference -- especially in the SEC West -- that it's tough to say which teams will make it to Atlanta at the end of the year.

However, ESPN's Football Power Index ran 10,000 simulations for the rest of the 2014 season, and according to those simulations, Georgia is the favorite to win the SEC. The Bulldogs won the conference 35 percent of the time during FPI's simulations, followed by Ole Miss (24 percent), Mississippi State (23 percent), Florida (8 percent) and Auburn (5 percent).

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It's not crazy to think that Georgia can win the SEC, since the Bulldogs are probably the best team in the East, and they have beaten their last four opponents by an average of 34.5 points per game. Georgia's schedule is relatively easy, and all of the teams in the West are going to beat up on each other over the next few weeks.

Of course, there are a ton of factors that may determine whether this actually happens. For instance, if Todd Gurley is suspended for a long stretch of time, it will almost certainly hurt the Bulldogs. UGA also has a few tricky games down the stretch, like trips to Kentucky and Arkansas, and a showdown with Auburn.

No matter what the projections say, the next month and a half of SEC football will be incredibly entertaining. We'll check back later in the year to see if ESPN's projections end up being correct.