FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates with his team after the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU, in New Orleans. For seven years from 2006-12, parity in college football meant determining which of the Southeastern Conference’s contenders would finish as the national champion. These days, it feels like the only national contender from the SEC resides in Tuscaloosa _ where Alabama has been the conference’s lone representative in each of the first three College Football Playoffs and is the league's only team in this week's Associated Press top 10.
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates with his team after the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU, in New Orleans. For seven years from 2006-12, parity in college football meant determining which of the Southeastern Conference’s contenders would finish as the national champion. These days, it feels like the only national contender from the SEC resides in Tuscaloosa _ where Alabama has been the conference’s lone representative in each of the first three College Football Playoffs and is the league's only team in this week's Associated Press top 10. Gerald Herbert, File AP Photo
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban celebrates with his team after the BCS National Championship college football game against LSU, in New Orleans. For seven years from 2006-12, parity in college football meant determining which of the Southeastern Conference’s contenders would finish as the national champion. These days, it feels like the only national contender from the SEC resides in Tuscaloosa _ where Alabama has been the conference’s lone representative in each of the first three College Football Playoffs and is the league's only team in this week's Associated Press top 10. Gerald Herbert, File AP Photo

Second-tier SEC schools overshadowed by Alabama's reign

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