SEC Football: A look back at the last 5 years

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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.

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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.

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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
Alabama 60-7 0.896 37-6 5 2 2 3 5
LSU 53-13 0.803 31-11 4 1 1 0 5
S. Carolina 49-17 0.742 26-15 3 1 0 0 4
Auburn 45-21 0.682 24-18 2 2 2 1 2
Florida 43-22 0.662 25-16 2 1 0 0 2
Georgia 44-23 0.657 26-16 2 2 0 0 2
Arkansas 36-27 0.571 17-23 2 0 0 0 2
Miss State 36-28 0.563 16-24 0 0 0 0 1
Ole Miss 30-33 0.476 11-29 0 0 0 0 1
Tennessee 28-34 0.452 11-29 0 0 0 0 0
Vanderbilt 28-35 0.444 12-28 0 0 0 0 2
Kentucky 22-40 0.355 7-23 0 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M* 20-6 0.769 10-6 1 0 0 0 2
Missouri* 17-9 0.654 9-8 1 1 0 0 1

*Denotes two seasons worth of data

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  • Those results aren’t surprising at all.

  • Missouri was ranked #18 at the end of the 2010 season. Missouri was ranked #3,4, or 5, at the end of 2013 season. That makes two for Missouri.

    • also only 7 SEC teams have a better winning percentage than Missouri in SEC play over the past 5 years. I can’t figure out how this list is arranged from top to bottom. Help me out on this Jon

      • The list looks to be arranged from top to bottom by overall winning percentage. Missouri and aTm are at the bottom and separated from the group, more than likely since they have only been in the SEC for two seasons. Since the article is talking about SEC football over the past five years, top 25 finishes from prior to them joining the conference wouldn’t really be applicable since they were a part of the Big 12 at the time.

      • Note the asterisk. This information only includes the years TAMU and Mizzou have been in the SEC. It does not include time in the Big 12. That would skew the data.

  • It’s time for another trip to Atlanta and hopefully a championship we can be proud of. The state championship is real nice and I’m not going to complain, but a new trophy would be nice! Adios Chad Kelly!