Gould Headshot squareMany of my Midwestern Big-Ten-fan friends like to rip on the SEC, but you won’t hear that from me. The Southeastern Conference’s credentials as the best league in the nation are firmly established.

It has the best players, the best depth of teams, a generally excellent set of coaches and an unblinking determination to win. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.