Alabama, LSU and SEC trying to remain on top

AP Sports Writer

The Southeastern Conference has lined up a few contenders for Lucky No. 7.

Defending national champion Alabama and last season's 13-game juggernaut LSU remain the headliners of a league that has won the past six BCS titles, despite losing a combined six first-round NFL draft picks. Arkansas, Georgia and South Carolina are among the SEC teams trying to catch up.

The Crimson Tide and Tigers meet Nov. 3 in Baton Rouge in a rematch of the national title game. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and LSU Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu spiced it up with a little Twitter feud in June.

But LSU coach Les Miles notes "that no game is won in a Twitter page."

Missouri and Texas A&M enter the powerhouse SEC aiming to prove they belong.

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