SEC West flexing its muscle against the East

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Coaches in the Southeastern Conference believe the balance in power shifts regularly between the East and West divisions.

Maybe, but right now there's little doubt which one is on top.

West schools are 7-1 this year against their East rivals and boast four teams in the top 12, including No. 1 Alabama and No. 8 Auburn.

The East has just two ranked teams - No. 14 Florida and No. 19 South Carolina.

Behind top-ranked Alabama, the West is 7-1 against East Division opponents and is favored in 2 of the three interdivisional matchups this weekend.

Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan says the difference between the divisions is offense. 5 of the top six offenses are West schools, as are 4 of the top six scoring offenses.

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