Yes, to no one's surprise, the Alabama Crimson Tide is favored to win this year's SEC Championship game; but how highly do those that place the odds think of the LSU Tigers?

Alabama, the defending national champions, has been tabbed as 5-8 favorites to win the SEC Championship game for the 4th time in the last five years.

The Crimson Tide has appeared in the SEC Championship game 11 times in the 26-year history of the event, winning 7 of those.

What may come as a surprise to some, Alabama is only tied for the most championship game wins, and rank second in appearances.

The Florida Gators have appeared in the game a record 12 times, winning 7 of them.

Georgia, who defeated Auburn in last year's championship game, is the second choice, at 5-2, while Auburn is 7-1.

Mississippi St. is next, at 12-1, while LSU and Florida are tied for 5th, both at 18-1.

LSU last appeared in the SEC Championship game in 2011, defeating Georgia, 42-10.

Do you like longshots? Well, Vanderbilt has the longest odds on the board, at 500-1.