There's no question Alabama and Georgia sit atop their respective divisions in the SEC in 2019, but how does the rest of league stack up to the College Football Playoff contenders?

Bill Bender of Sporting News joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss the strength of the SEC in 2019.

Bender also touched on if Clemson weighs too heavily on the mind of the Crimson Tide, Clemson's toughest game on schedule, Jim Harbaugh's shot at Urban Meyer, and if Georgia is actually closing the gap on Alabama and Clemson.

For more of Bill Bender's thoughts on the SEC, make sure you watch the video above the article. Don't miss The Game with Ryan Fowler weekday afternoons from 2-6 p.m. for all the latest news, breakdown and analysis surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide.