How to summarize each SEC football team's 2021 season outlook in a single sentence

Blake Toppmeyer John Adams
USA TODAY NETWORK

Six SEC football teams are ranked in the preseason USA TODAY Sports AFCA coaches poll, while five are ranked in the AP Top 25.

The SEC is top heavy, with No. 1 Alabama, No. 5 Georgia and No. 6 Texas A&M accounting for half of the top six spots in each poll.

And, as usual, the SEC West is expected to be the more powerful division.

On this edition of "SEC Football Unfiltered," USA TODAY Network hosts Blake Toppmeyer and John Adams weigh in on the preseason polls, and they offer their one-sentence summary outlook for each SEC team.

Here's what Toppmeyer and Adams think of the SEC's 2021 lineup:

Alabama: Its bad Saturdays will be better than most teams’ good ones. – Adams

Alabama: The Crimson Tide will have their worst offense in a few years, but also their best defense in a few years. – Toppmeyer

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Arkansas: Getting better, but still could be last in the SEC West. – Adams

Arkansas: Sam Pittman’s first season will be better than his second. – Toppmeyer

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Auburn: New coach Bryan Harsin is recruiting as though he plans on returning to Boise. – Adams

Auburn: Auburn boosters will think about how they can get Kevin Steele in as head coach. – Toppmeyer

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Florida: The Gators will lose a game that no one saw coming but will scare Georgia and Alabama. – Adams

Florida: Dan Mullen will reassert that he’s a quarterback savant but living in Kirby Smart’s shadow. – Toppmeyer

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Georgia: Nick Saban taught Kirby Smart almost enough to win a national championship. – Adams

Georgia: The Bulldogs will unsuccessfully plead with the playoff selection committee that a two-loss team is better than the Big 12’s best. – Toppmeyer

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Kentucky: Penn State transfer quarterback Will Levis should improve Kentucky’s passing game, but that’s not saying much. – Adams

Kentucky: Kentucky fans will be focused on basketball by the time the football victories begin to pile up. – Toppmeyer

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LSU: After the extremes of a national championship and a 5-5 record, the Tigers will and somewhere in between. – Adams

LSU:Ed Orgeron will finish the season closer to SEC coach of the year than hot seat. – Toppmeyer

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Ole Miss: Its defense will be one of the biggest surprises of the SEC season. – Adams

Ole Miss: Half of the SEC will wonder how they let Ole Miss hire Lane Kiffin. – Toppmeyer

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Mississippi State: The Bulldogs have some outstanding players but not enough of them. – Adams

Mississippi State: Mike Leach’s monologues will be the highlight of his second season. – Toppmeyer

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Missouri: The Tigers will be better overall but will miss running back Larry Rountree. – Adams

Missouri:The Tigers will position themselves as the SEC East’s third-best team, now and into the future – Toppmeyer

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South Carolina: The Gamecocks should line up in an I-formation and hand the ball to Kevin Harris 30 times a game. – Adams

South Carolina: The Gamecocks will celebrate their recruiting ranking more than their record. – Toppmeyer

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Tennessee: In the worst of times, UT fans can celebrate the absence of Jeremy Pruitt. – Adams

Tennessee: At least the offense will be more entertaining. – Toppmeyer

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Texas A&M: The most likely team to beat Alabama. – Adams

Texas A&M: A solid season will be overshadowed by a butt-kicking at the hands of Alabama. – Toppmeyer

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Vanderbilt: Fewer players will quit this season. – Adams

Vanderbilt: Clark Lea will begin removing players’ jersey numbers by midseason. – Toppmeyer

Blake Toppmeyer is an SEC Columnist for the USA TODAY Network. John Adams is a senior columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. If you enjoy their coverage, consider a digital subscription that will allow you access to all of it. You can also subscribe to their podcast, SEC Football Unfiltered. They also host a podcast focused on Tennessee football, The Volunteer State.