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The Southeastern Conference championship is the most anticipated league title game in college football annually. After the first two SEC title games took place in Birmingham, Alabama (1992-93), the contest has been housed at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta starting in 1994, as the championship is played on the first Saturday of December. The champions of the Eastern and Western divisions meet as the most common matchup has been between Florida and Alabama (eight times). The only teams never to play in an SEC championship are Mississippi, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and Kentucky, as Missouri lost its debut in the title game in 2013 to Auburn.Alabama tied Florida with the most SEC championships with seven, as the Crimson Tide rolled past the Gators 54-16 in the 2016 installment of the SEC Championship. The ‘over’ has hit in eight of the past 10 title games, but the losing team has scored at least 17 points just twice in this span.
Alabama’s three-year title run ended in 2017 as the Crimson Tide failed to qualify for the SEC championship. Auburn knocked off Alabama in the regular season finale to reach the SEC title game, but the Tigers were rolled by Georgia, who captured its first SEC title since 2005.
The Crimson Tide took back the SEC crown in 2018 as Alabama erased a 14-point second-half deficit in a 35-28 triumph over Georgia in a National Championship rematch.
LSU returned to the SEC title game for the first time since 2011 as the Tigers took care of Georgia, 37-10, marking the sixth time in seven years this contest has been decided by double-digits.
An ‘SEC’ logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)The slate of SEC non-conference games is often a topic of conversation for college football fans. This […]
Missouri hired former Appalachian State football coach Eli Drinkwitz after firing Barry Odom back in November. Tuesday was Drinkwitz’s introductory press conference at Mizzou, and it was immediately clear that some old habits were tough to shake. Mizzou plays in the SEC, which is decidedly not the Sun Belt Conference. Drinkwitz had probably been preaching […]
The 2021 SEC football schedule has officially been released; here are the top 5 non-conference matchups to look forward to next season. With the Alabama Crimson Tide bringing the college football National Championship hardware home to the SEC for the sixth time in the past decade, it’s obvious that football down south is just different. […]