The SEC published its weekly football press release, and it contained some interesting information about the conference’s football success.
SEC NOTES from the SEC office:
The SEC is the first conference to claim four consecutive football national championships (2006-09).
Since SEC expansion in 1992, the SEC has the most national championships (AP, USA Today) with eight. During that time, the SEC has had more teams with national titles than any other conference (4).
The SEC has the most wins (14) and the highest winning percentage of any conference that has three-or more appearances in BCS bowl games. The SEC is 14-5 in BCS bowls, including 6-0 in BCS National Championship Games.
The schools that currently comprise the SEC have appeared in 379 bowl games, the most of any conference in the country. In its history, the SEC is 196-170-13 in those games, a 53.4 winning percentage, also tops among all conferences.
The SEC finished the 2009 season wtih a non-conference mark of 48-10 (.828), including bowl games. The 48 wins represent the most non-conference wins in a single-season by the SEC.
The SEC had 13 first-team All-Americans and won nine individual national honors in 2009.
For the 29th straight season, the SEC recorded the largest total attendance figure of any conference in the nation (6,560,738).
Since 2000, the SEC has had more teams ranked in the final USA Today Coaches Poll than any other conference (47).