Take a look at the teams represented on the 2008 Signing Day Dream Team in the SEC and it becomes very clear which teams are sitting atop the final team rankings.
The nation's No. 1 ranked team, Alabama, has eight representatives on the SEC Dream Team. Florida, sitting at No. 3 in the team rankings has four representatives on the team while Georgia is sitting right behind Alabama with six representatives.
Aside from the strong Georgia, Alabama and Florida flavor, the SEC West has a strong presence in the secondary and in the backfield where De'Anthony Curtis and Enrique Davis team up and LSU commit Patrick Johnson leads the defensive backs.
SEC Signing Day Dream Team: Offense
QB Star Jackson
HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Worth (Fla.) Lake Worth
BUZZ: Proved his high ranking with a strong performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: Camden (Ark.) Fairview
BUZZ: His versatility will be dangerous in Bobby Petrino's system.
HIGH SCHOOL: Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military
COLLEGE: Ole Miss
BUZZ: With Houston Nutt as the coach, Darren McFadden type production is a very real possibility for Davis.
WR Julio Jones
HIGH SCHOOL: Foley, Ala.
BUZZ: The nation's most complete wide receiver is a sure thing at the next level.
WR A.J. Green
HIGH SCHOOL: Summerville, S.C.
BUZZ: Green has more upside than any wide receiver in the country with his height, speed and hands.
HIGH SCHOOL: Maryville, Tenn.
BUZZ: At 6 feet 6, Douglas is a huge target with the hands of a wideout.
OL Matt Patchan
HIGH SCHOOL: Seffner (Fla.) Armwood
BUZZ: While he's athletic and big at 6-foot-7, his best attribute is his attitude: nasty.
OL Tyler Love
HIGH SCHOOL: Mountain Brook, Ala.
BUZZ: A rare lineman, with a massive frame and great athleticism.
OL A.J. Harmon
HIGH SCHOOL: Louisville, Ga.
BUZZ: Not many players can shed a block once Harmon locks on.
OL Cordy Glenn
HIGH SCHOOL: Riverdale, Ga.
BUZZ: Still very raw, but the only thing bigger than his massive body is his upside.
HIGH SCHOOL: Memphis (Tenn.) Evangelical Christian
BUZZ: He plays basketball in the offseason and it shows in his great feet.
ATH Burton Scott
HIGH SCHOOL: Prichard (Ala.) Vigor
BUZZ: Could end up on defense, but on this team he adds an 'X factor' with his explosiveness out of the slot or in the backfield.
SEC Signing Day Dream Team: Defense
DE Toby Jackson
HIGH SCHOOL: Griffin, Ga.
BUZZ: Will be a heat-seeking missile off the edge.
HIGH SCHOOL: Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park
BUZZ: Could be a rush end with great top end speed who will be special as he adds weight.
DT Omar Hunter
HIGH SCHOOL: Buford, Ga.
BUZZ: Stout and powerful, Hunter is a disruptive force inside.
HIGH SCHOOL: Statesboro, Ga.
BUZZ: Some of the best feet in the nation on the defensive interior.
HIGH SCHOOL: Gadsden City, Ala.
BUZZ: Sideline-to-sideline backer that loves to hit and run.
LB Ryan Baker
HIGH SCHOOL: Blountstown, Fla.
BUZZ: High-energy player who tallied 139 tackles as a senior.
HIGH SCHOOL: Cartersville (Ga.) Cass
BUZZ: Will likely begin his career as a running back for Georgia, but gets the nod at linebacker for this team's purposes.
HIGH SCHOOL: Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely
BUZZ: The best cover man in the nation, period.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lucedale (Miss.) George County
BUZZ: Dominated at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep
BUZZ: One of the best all-around athletes in the country fits best as a safety.
HIGH SCHOOL: Clarksdale, Miss.
COLLEGE: Mississippi State
BUZZ: Has cornerback cover skills but likes to hit like a safety or outside linebacker.
ATH Mark Barron
HIGH SCHOOL: Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's
BUZZ: Could play safety or outside linebacker with his size and athleticism.