Southeastern Conference

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The Southeastern Conference is a Division I FBS conference which was created in 1932 when several of the larger schools in the (at the time) loosely-organized Southern Conference broke away to form their own league. The league was an immediate success, and is now arguably the driving force behind all collegiate athletics; what the SEC does impacts everyone, and informs the business strategies of other leagues.

Eight different SEC teams have won national championships in football as members of the conference, and a two others claim championships from before they joined the league. Thirty times in the eighty seasons from 1933-2013 and SEC team claimed supremacy, and in the late 2000s-early 2010s, the SEC won seven straight undisputed national titles. As for basketball, the league is significantly less successful as a whole. Kentucky is a national power and always has been, but the rest of the league lags far behind (although Florida won two national titles in the 2000s). The league is also home to eight-time national women's basketball champions from Tennessee, baseball powerhouse Louisiana State, track factories at LSU and Arkansas, swimming dynasty at Auburn, and the conference has had a stranglehold on women's gymnastics since it became an NCAA sport, winning 19 out of 29 titles.

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Began play: 1932-33 (football 1933)
Affiliation: NCAA I FBS

Historical Data


Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball

External Links

Southeastern Conference website