With more than 400 bowl appearances all told since its inception, the SEC is certainly no stranger to the postseason. Who owns the postseason and who falters?

It comes as no surprise that Alabama is both the winningest bowl team in the SEC and the team with the most appearances. Bear Bryant led an era of never-before-seen prosperity, making a bowl game in all but his first season as the coach of the Crimson Tide. Bear’s era was surpassed, though, by the Florida Gators, who topped the Crimson Tide’s bowl appearance streak with a run that stretched from the late-1980’s until 2012.

It may come as a surprise, but Vanderbilt actually has the highest bowl winning percentage in the SEC, winning four of seven appearances. That’s kind of cheating, though, since they have half as many appearances as the school with the next fewest, Kentucky (15). Among teams that have appeared in 20 or more bowl games, Auburn has the highest winning percentage (.605, 22-14-2), trailed closely by Georgia (.602, 28-18-3).

  • Most bowl appearances: Alabama, 62
  • Most bowl wins: Alabama, 35
  • Most bowl losses: Tie between Alabama and Tennessee, 24 each (Tennessee: 50 bowl appearance)
  • Highest bowl winning percentage: Vanderbilt, .643 (4-2-1)
  • Lowest bowl winning percentage: Arkansas, .388 (14-23-2)
  • Most consecutive bowl appearances: 26, Florida (1987-2012)
  • Longest current bowl appearance streak: Georgia, 18 (1997-present)
  • Longest bowl winning streak: Ole Miss, 6 (2002-03, 2008-08, 2012-13)
  • Longest bowl losing streak: Tie between Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina, 7 each (Arkansas 1986-89, 1991, 1995, 1998; Missouri 1924, 1939, 1941, 1945, 1948-49, 1959; South Carolina 1945, 1969, 1975, 1979-80, 1984, 1987-88)
  • Most BCS bowl appearances (1998-2013): Florida, 6
  • Most BCS bowl wins: Florida, 5
  • Most BCS championships: Alabama, 3