Published August 10, 2012 - 9:30am
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It’s been 14 years since any team in the SEC has repeated as SEC Champions. Tennessee was the last team to hit that mark back in 1997 with a guy named Peyton Manning.
We all thought Florida would do it with Tebow in 2008-09, but Alabama rained on their parade in Atlanta.
The fact is it’s just really hard to put back-to-back years together in this league that are worth a damn. Perennial powers recruit well and develop players good enough to knock off any team.
Only two times in the last 14 years has the SEC Champion even made it back to Atlanta to defend their championship.
So, LSU takes their turn in defending their conference crown.
|2010||Auburn||8-5, 4th in West|
|2009||Alabama||10-3, 4th in West|
|2008||Florida||13-1, lost SEC title game|
|2007||LSU||8-5, 3rd in West|
|2006||Florida||9-4, 3rd in East|
|2005||Georgia||9-4, T-3rd in East|
|2004||Auburn||9-3, Tied 1st in West|
|2003||LSU||9-3, 2nd in West|
|2002||Georgia||11-3, lost SEC title game|
|2001||LSU||8-5, Tied-2nd in West|
|2000||Florida||10-2, 2nd in East|
|1999||Alabama||3-9, Tied last in West|
|1998||Tennessee||9-3, 2nd in East|
Can the Tigers go back-to-back in 2011-12?