It’s been a fun year to watch SEC football, but all good things must come to an end. Again for context, I’m showing the final per game net yardage numbers in parenthesis.
- Auburn (+80.60). What was that about defense wins championships? Helluva ride, Tigers.
- Alabama (+164.60). BUT THEY WASN’T MOTIVATED IN THE BOWL GAME, PAWWWWL.
- Missouri (+72.80). It’s a shame this team will be remembered for getting shredded defensively in the SECCG, because Mizzou turned in a solid 12-win season.
- South Carolina (+102.30). Congratulations on the greatest 11-win season in conference history not involving a SECCG or BCS bowl game, ‘Cocks.
- LSU (+112.60). LSU was better than a three-loss team… or at least should have been better than a three-loss team.
- Texas A&M (+62.60). So how ordinary is this team without Johnny Football?
- Vanderbilt (+11.70). Good coaching plus plenty of cupcakes is how you fashion nine wins out of a team that barely gained more than it gave up over the course of the season.
- Georgia (+108.70). In so many ways, the anti-Vanderbilt.
- Mississippi State (+85.10). If the Bulldogs played in Conference USA, they’d be labelled BCS busters. Unfortunately, they reside in the SEC West.
- Ole Miss (+102.80). In the end, a team that’s still figuring out how to win consistently.
- Tennessee (-65.10). Boy, this year’s recruiting class better be something special.
- Florida (+2.40). Get ready for a lot of “if Auburn could turn it around” talk in the offseason.
- Arkansas (-56.20). I’ve run out of whatever the opposite of superlatives is to describe this team.
- Kentucky (-85.50). Finished last in the conference the old-fashioned way – they earned it.