Historical Overview Of All 14 SEC Football Teams

Not only is the Southeastern Conference one of the oldest conferences in all of football, it’s one of the most stable. Despite the high profile additions of Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012, only one other time has there been the inclusion of new programs – in 1991 with Arkansas and South Carolina. The last time a program left the SEC was Tulane in 1966. The Green Wave are one of only three former members – Sewanee (1940) and Georgia Tech (1964) being the other two.

Beyond its cohesion, the SEC also breeds champions. Ten of the 14 SEC football teams claim national championships. In total, the conference’s schools boast 39 claimed football titles (with 15 alone coming from powerhouse Alabama). Beyond that, an astounding 13 Heisman Trophy winners have come from current SEC programs, with at least one in every decade of the award, save the 1930s.

In recent football history, there has been no conference more dominating than the SEC. The conference has been represented in either the national championship game or College Football Playoff for the past nine seasons (winning seven titles in that stretch). Four of the past 10 Heisman Trophy winners have come from the SEC.

As you can see, there’s a reason why ESPN plunked down a boatload of cash to nail down an exclusive SEC Network. Football is a cash cow, and the SEC owns a whole lot of farmland. Below is a look at the conference at a glance. It’s broken down by division, and then alphabetically by school. From there, listed are some of the more pertinent statistics for each SEC football team. So, without further ado, here’s a look at some of the best damn programs in all the land.

SEC Football Teams

SEC East

Florida

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 12
  • Conference Titles: 8 (Last in 2011)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 3 (1996, 2006, 2008)
  • Heisman Winners: 3 (Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Tim Tebow)

Georgia

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 7
  • Conference Titles: 12 (Last in 2005)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 2 (1942, 1980)
  • Heisman Winners: 2 (Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker)

Kentucky

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 0
  • Conference Titles: 2 (Last in 1976)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 1 (1950)
  • Heisman Winners: 0

Missouri

  • Joined Conference: 2012
  • Division Titles: 2
  • Conference Titles: 0
  • National Championships (Claimed): 0
  • Heisman Winners: 0

South Carolina

  • Joined Conference: 1991
  • Division Titles: 1
  • Conference Titles: 0
  • National Championships (Claimed): 0
  • Heisman Winners: 1 (George Rogers)

Tennessee

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 6
  • Conference Titles: 13 (Last in 1998)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 6 (1938, 1940, 1950, 1951, 1967, 1998)
  • Heisman Winners: 0

Vanderbilt

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 0
  • Conference Titles: 0
  • National Championships (Claimed): 0
  • Heisman Winners: 0

SEC West

Alabama

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 10
  • Conference Titles: 24 (Last in 2014)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 15 (1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Heisman Winners: 1 (Mark Ingram)

Arkansas

  • Joined Conference: 1991
  • Division Titles: 4
  • Conference Titles: 0
  • National Championships (Claimed): 1 (1964)
  • Heisman Winners: 0

Auburn

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 8
  • Conference Titles: 8 (Last in 2013)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 2 (1957, 2010)
  • Heisman Winners: 3 (Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, Cam Newton)

LSU

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 8
  • Conference Titles: 11 (Last in 2011)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 3 (1958, 2003, 2007)
  • Heisman Winners: 1 (Billy Cannon)

Mississippi State

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 1
  • Conference Titles: 1 (Last in 1941)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 0
  • Heisman Winners: 0

Ole Miss

  • Joined Conference: 1932
  • Division Titles: 1
  • Conference Titles: 6 (Last in 1963)
  • National Championships (Claimed): 3 (1959, 1960, 1962)
  • Heisman Winners: 0

Texas A&M

  • Joined Conference: 2012
  • Division Titles: 0
  • Conference Titles: 0
  • National Championships (Claimed): 3 (1919, 1927, 1939)
  • Heisman Winners: 2 (John David Crow, Johnny Manziel)

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