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Georgia plans to win East

The Florida-Georgia line is more than a boundry or the name of a country band.
The fine line between winning the SEC East recently has been determined at the showdown between the Gators and the Bulldogs.
Florida has won the last three and captured two straight SEC East titles.
The Bulldogs won three straight against Florida (2011-2013) and Georgia fans hope a new streak starts on Oct. 28.
This could be the first time since 2012 Georgia can have a home-field game at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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Florida will look to repeat

This is the sixth team in the SEC football preview series:
After back-to-back SEC titles, it may be harder for Florida to grab a threepeat in 2017.
Jim McElwain’s Gators could have a great season with 10 wins and another trip to the SEC championship game.
The Gators are favored over Michigan (52.6 precent chance of winning), Northern Colorado (99.7), Tennessee (62.2), Kentucky (61.9) and Vanderbilt (83.5) before a homecoming sbowdown with LSU (50.6)
After a win over the Tigers and Florida will be favored over Texas A&M (70.8)

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Tennessee’s trip to the top could be rocky

This is the fifth team in the SEC football preview series:
The Tennessee Volunteers have improved each season under the direction of Butch Jones.
In the past four years, the Volunteers were, 5-7, 7-6, 9-4 and 9-4.
There was all kinds of hype heading into last season as the Vols seemed poised to win the East and finish in the top 10 –maybe higher.
The highs were wins over Florida, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
That should have put them near the top of the heap.

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Gamecocks face tough road

This is the fourth team in the SEC football preview series:
South Carolina managed to win six games and go bowling in 2016, but that could be a challege to repeat this season.
Some experts predict a 5-7 finish for South Carolina, others think the opposite will happen.
The Gamecocks could open with losses to North Carolina State (37.3 pre cent chance of winning) and Missouri (47.5) before wins over Kentucky (60.0) and Louisiana Tech (89.5).

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Kentucky hopes to be SEC East dark horse

This is the third teeam in the SEC football preview series:
Kentucky sat home duing the bowl season for six straight times until last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl.
Wildcat fans not only want that streak to continue but they also hope Kentucky can move up the ladder in the SEC East.
In 2016, the Wildcats went 7-6, their first winning season in four years under Mark Stoops.


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