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Phil Steele: Another one of my favorite preseason publications for College Football comes from Phil Steele. His 2015 publication is now available.

Like just about everybody else, Steele has picked Ohio State to repeat as National Champions. The other teams in the playoff in order of finish according to Steele are; TCU, USC and Alabama.

The SEC teams in Steele's Top 40 are: Georgia (6), LSU (10), Auburn (14), Ole Miss (20), Arkansas (22), Missouri (24), Tennessee (25), Texas A&M (32), and Mississippi State (39).

Yes, all seven SEC West teams are ranked in Steele's Top 40. The only teams in the league that aren't ranked are; South Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. This is not the Top 25, but it's still strong.

Steele listed his top draft eligible players by position. Ole Miss has three players ranked No. 1 at their respective positions; Laquon Treadwell (WR), Evan Engram (TE) and Laremy Tunsel (OT). All are juniors.

With that much NFL bound talent, the Rebels are still picked fourth in their division. Hugh Freeze's team does have road trips to Auburn and Tuscaloosa.

Steele ranked the teams facing the toughest schedules in 2015 and put Alabama at the top. Auburn's slate is rated No. 6 nationally by Steele. Auburn played the third most grueling schedule in the country last year. Arkansas had the toughest in 2014.

The best part of Steele's publication is that it's packed with information including week-by-week results over the past five years.

Alabama is tops in the conference during that span with a 58-9 record. LSU has gone 52-14 since 2010. South Carolina is 49-17. Missouri is 46-20. Georgia is 46-21. Auburn is 45-21.

The best SEC record during those years also belongs to Alabama at 33-7. LSU at 29-11 is second. Georgia is next at 28-12. Auburn has a 23-17 in the SEC over the past five seasons.

Steele also ranks the odds on winning the Heisman and places Cody Kessler of USC at the top of that list. Trevone Boyin is Steele's second choice. Ezekiel Elliot of Ohio State and Derrick Henry of Alabama are tied for third on Steel's short list.

Mark your calendars. We'll have Phil Steele as a guest on the "Wake-Up Call" on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:15 a.m. on 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM.

SEC Media Days: Be sure to listen to 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM the week of July 13-16. The Wake-Up Call presented by PrimeSouth Bank gets things started each morning at 6:00. River Region Sports will be live too from 12-2 each day.

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