While I think Alabama will be one of the favourites to win it all again, the SEC's strength is its HC's, the SEC has many of the top HC's in college football and that is their real advantage over other conferences not necessarily talent.
I think Ohio St. with their HC will be in the running and give the SEC a real run for their money along with a few other college teams with solid HC's. I don't think you can count out Notre Dame with their freshman QB another year more experienced.
However, the track record is the track record and the SEC is certainly the favourite to repeat once again no matter who wins the SEC.
And proud of it!!!