Published August 15, 2012 - 2:30pm
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When SEC teams have home games, the 12th man is behind them. And this year, we actually welcome the 12th man from College Station.
We’ve already ranked the five toughest venues to play on the road this season.
But every week is a tough game in the SEC, and it’s even tougher to go on the road in a hostile environment and pull out a win. However, it’s been done before, and LSU did it just last year in Tuscaloosa.
Specifically, winning a championship starts at home. The national champions from 2011 back to 2007 have a combined 40-3 home record, with the only teams losing at home being Alabama in ’11, Florida in ’08 and LSU in ’07.
No doubt the two toughest places to play the last few years have been LSU and Alabama. They are tied at 30-5 each.
The surprising team here to me is Arkansas. You see them every week, and the Hogs are winning, playing everyone very tough and in search of another appearance in Atlanta. The Hogs are tied for second in the SEC with Florida, behind only Bama and LSU, winning at home. Their arrival on the scene can be explained largely in part to how well they’ve played at home.
Missouri and Texas A&M are included at the end just so you can see their home records the past five years.
|S. Carolina||6-1||6-1||6-1||5-2||4-3||27-8 (.771)|
|Miss State||3-3||5-2||2-5||4-2||4-2||18-14 (.562)|
|Ole Miss||1-6||3-4||6-1||5-2||2-5||17-18 (.486)|
|*Texas A&M||4-3||6-1||5-2||2-5||6-1||23-12 (.657)|
* Reflect Big 12 records