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SEC quarterback rankings for 2013

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1. Texas A

Big asterisk here. Aggies fall to near bottom if Johnny Manziel is ineligible.

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2. Georgia:

Aaron Murray looking to prove he can win the big game.

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3. Alabama:

AJ McCarron can go where no QB has gone, three straight titles.

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4. South Carolina:

Conner Shaw will start, and Steve Spurrier will find ways to get Dylan Thompson in game.

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5. Mississippi:

Bo Wallace passed for nearly 3,000 yards last season. Should be even better this year.

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6. Florida:

Jeff Driskel emerged from battle last year to turn in solid season.

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7. Mississippi State:

Tyler Russell, a fifth-year senior, set several school records in 2012.

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8. Missouri:

James Franklin, injured much of last year, looks to regain his sophomore form.

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9. LSU:

Zach Mettenberger, the Georgia transfer, gets a shot at the Bulldogs on Sept. 28.

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10. Arkansas:

Good things expected from homegrown talent Brandon Allen.

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11. Auburn:

Nick Marshall becomes seventh different starting quarterback in seven years at Auburn.

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12. Vanderbilt:

Wyoming transfer Austyn Carta-Samuels started once last season. Now he’s the guy.

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13. Tennessee:

New coach Butch Jones didn’t name a starter among three candidates well into fall camp.

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14. Kentucky:

Three vie for the job in Mark Stoops’ first season.

| Blair Kerkhoff, bkerkhoff@kcstar.com
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