The Arkansas A’s are a fun team to watch in the American League. The team has a lot of talent and a lot of history, but has yet to win a championship when it’s on the right side of the ball. The A’s had a good year in 2017, but the team is expected to be worse in 2018 with all of the moves that the organization has made this offseason.
The A’s have had some struggles lately with injuries and trades, but have been fairly consistently competitive. The As have a lot of talent around them, but have yet to win a championship with their current roster. They will likely have a lot of talent around them for the upcoming season, but will have to play it by ear.
The As will likely be the team to beat next season, but they might not have the talent around them that will make them a legitimate contender. They will still have to start all over, but their roster will be more balanced, not as young as last year’s team. They will probably need to rely on their draft picks to make up for what they lose.
Auburn and Arkansas are both perennial contenders for national championships, but no one seems to think they can contend for an SEC title this upcoming season. Both teams are also full of talent, but they both lack depth. Arkansas has a decent defense, but it has a bunch of questions coming into the season. Auburn is probably the team to beat in the SEC East, but they have a lot of questions as well.
Auburn and Arkansas are pretty much the two biggest potential division rivals in the Southeastern Conference. Both teams are very deep and should be able to contend for conference titles. But neither team is really a lock to make the playoffs. In fact, both teams are pretty much a lock to make the playoffs, but both will probably be playing for the division title if they don’t get into the postseason.
The question that really matters is: What team do you think is the best team in the SEC and why? If the answer is Auburn, then I think I can give you a really good reason why. Auburn is a top-three team in the division and it should be able to win a division title. Auburn is also a very dangerous team. They are a good, dangerous, talented team and if they can just get their offense clicking, they can win a lot of games.
Auburn is the only team in the Southeastern Conference that has outscored their opponents at any point this season. They rank in the top ten in scoring average and the SEC has scored more points than any team in the conference so far this year. Auburn has also been pretty good at defense as well. They have allowed only 12 points in the last five games and they should not have any trouble shutting down a lot of offenses.
There are five offensive players who have started all 12 games this season. They include quarterback Jarrett Boykin, wide receiver Ryan Switzer, running back James Franklin, wide receiver Anthony Miller, and running back David Mays. Their main offensive weapons are running back Zac Stacy and quarterback Jarrett Boykin. Stacy was a third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 and he has had the best season of his career and led Auburn in rushing this year.
Boykin has been a part of two Auburn winning streaks this year. He led Auburn in passing yards and touchdowns with 1,738 yards this season and he has played through multiple injuries this year, including a broken finger. Boykin was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 4 after a 58-yard touchdown pass to tight end Michael Palmer.
Boykin has been a major part of Auburn’s success this season and we don’t see that changing in 2013. He’s expected to be a solid backup to Matt Cassel under center and in passing situations. Auburn is hoping to get back to the College Football Playoff in 2013 and Boykin could prove to be a good fit for coach Gus Malzahn’s offense.