Evolving SEC West a challenge for Tide 

July, 26, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- SEC Media Days was a lot of talk and not a lot of action. That's the way it always is. But in the midst of all the hot air circulating through the Wnyfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., last week, there was a sense of momentum, a feel for the way each program was headed.

For Alabama, the direction is clear. It's championship or bust again for the Crimson Tide. For the rest of the SEC West, it's a matter of playing catch-up and knocking coach Nick Saban's squad off the top of the mountain.

With that in mind, TideNation set out to rank Alabama's divisional competition, including a look at what lies ahead for each program.
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