The 2014 season is quickly approaching. Just yesterday it seemed like it was National Signing Day, and now we’re almost through spring football.
Let’s take a look around the conference at the past five seasons during the BCS era. Alabama won three national championships and two SEC Championships, and the Tide lead the SEC with .896 winning percentage, along with five 10-win seasons. LSU is right behind the Tide, winning over 80 percent of their games, but the elusive national championships have escaped the Tigers the last five years. They lost to Alabama in 2011.
South Carolina is an interesting team. The Gamecocks have the nation’s longest home winning streak and a program on the rise on the heels of three straight 11-win seasons, although USC still hasn’t won an SEC Championship under Steve Spurrier.
Conversely, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky have all won less than 50 percent of their games. The Vols have missed three straight bowl games, and Kentucky has only won seven conference games in five seasons.
Don’t tell newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M they can’t compete in the SEC. Mizzou won a division crown in just their second season, and the Aggies have finished two straight years as a top 25 team.
Here’s a look at the SEC the last five years. The chart includes overall win-loss, overall winning percentage, record verses SEC teams, 10-win seasons, division crowns, SEC Championships, national titles and top 25 finishes:
|Team||Win/Loss||Pct.||vs. SEC||10 wins||Div. title||SEC Champ||Nat’l Titles||Top 25 finishes|
*Denotes two seasons worth of data
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