Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, three other SEC players have been honored as the best players at their position, and nine conference players have made The Associated Press All-America first team.
That qualifies as an average SEC postseason so far.
But the odds-makers lean even further in the SEC's direction. All nine conference bowl teams are favored, which prompts the question: Why not allow losing SEC teams to play in bowls?
After all, losing in the SEC isn't akin to losing elsewhere.
Take Kentucky, for example. The Wildcats went 2-10, got coach Joker Phillips fired and lost six SEC games by 20 or more points. They also beat Kent State by 33 points.
Kent State (11-2) is playing Arkansas State in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Auburn was almost as bad as Kentucky. The Tigers went 3-9, got coach Gene Chizik fired and lost four SEC games by 35 or more points. They also beat Louisiana-Monroe.
Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) is playing Ohio in the Independence Bowl.
Missouri won only two SEC games this season. It won just as many games against non-conference opponents who qualified for bowls.
Missouri (5-7) beat Arizona State (7-5), which is playing in the Kraft Hunger Bowl, and Central Florida (9-4), which is in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Arkansas (4-8) and Tennessee (5-7) also beat bowl-bound teams. The Vols won their season opener against North Carolina State (7-5), which is playing in the Music City Bowl. The Razorbacks defeated Tulsa (10-3), which is in the Liberty Bowl.
Vanderbilt 27, N.C. State 20: A bowl bid wasn't enough to save Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien's job. It's just as well.
Think how angry Wolfpack fans would be if he were returning as coach after losing to Vanderbilt.
LSU 37, Clemson 20: These teams have a couple of things in common. Both are called Tigers and both call their home Death Valley.
But, as a prominent South Carolinian by the name of Steve Spurrier has pointed out, LSU has the real Death Valley. It also has a real defense.
Mississippi State 34, Northwestern 31: You want to pick against an SEC team? Here's the place to do it.
The Bulldogs have lost four of their last five games.
South Carolina 34, Michigan 23: The Wolverines have something to prove against the SEC after being embarrassed by Alabama. They will have more to prove after the Outback Bowl.
Georgia 45, Nebraska 24:
You might wonder about the Bulldogs' mind set after an agonizing last-second loss to Alabama in the SEC championship game. You should wonder even more about Nebraska's defense, last seen chasing Badgers into the end zone.
Florida 34, Louisville 17: The Gators labored offensively in the second half of the season. But opposing offenses labored even more against the Florida defense.
Expect more of the same from Louisville.
Texas A&M 45, Oklahoma 38: Manziel is only 400 yards short of 5,000 yards in total offense. That's not out of the question against the Sooners' defense.
Ole Miss 34, Pittsburgh 27: The Rebels and Panthers both finished 6-6. But 6-6 in the Big East isn't comparable to 6-6 in the SEC.
Alabama 30, Notre Dame 16: The Irish have repeatedly risen to the occasion this season. But they won't rise as high as the Tide.
Top 25: Stanford 34, Wisconsin 30; Florida State 37, N. Illinois 17; Oregon 41, Kansas State 27.
Record: 216-53 (. 803) overall, 126-111 (. 531) against the spread.