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2009 SEC Football Season
2009 Southeastern Conference football season
Southeastern Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I FBS
Sportfootball
DurationSeptember 3, 2009
through January 7, 2010
Number of teams12
TV partner(s)CBS, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, FSN, CSS
Regular Season
East championsFlorida Gators
West championsAlabama Crimson Tide
SEC Championship Game
ChampionsAlabama Crimson Tide
Finals MVPMark Ingram, Alabama
Football seasons
2008
2010 ->


2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Florida x%   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
No. 20 Ole Miss*   0 4         0 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ole Miss was ordered to vacate all wins due to NCAA violations
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Southeastern Conference football season started on Thursday, September 3 as conference member South Carolina visited North Carolina State. The conference's other 11 teams began their respective 2009 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition on Saturday, September 5.[1] All teams started their season at home except Kentucky, who started their season on neutral turf at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio against Miami (OH), Georgia, who traveled to Oklahoma State, and Alabama, who traveled to the Georgia Dome to face Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff for the second straight year.

Bowl games

The SEC was the second conference to send 10 teams to bowl games in a given year. The ACC was the first to do so in 2008.

SEC Bowl Games
Game Date Location/Time* Television Winner+ Score Loser+ Score Attendance Payout
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl December 27, 2009 LP Field
Nashville, Tennessee
7:30 PM
ESPN Clemson 21 Kentucky 13 37,209 $1,700,000
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl December 28, 2009 Independence Stadium
Shreveport, Louisiana
4:00 PM
ESPN2 Georgia 44 Texas A&M 20 49,653 $2,200,000
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31, 2009 Georgia Dome
Atlanta, Georgia
6:30 PM
ESPN Virginia Tech 37 Tennessee 14 73,777 $3,010,000
Outback Bowl January 1, 2010 Raymond James Stadium
Tampa, Florida
10:00 AM
ESPN Auburn 38 Northwestern 35 49,383 $3,300,000
Capital One Bowl January 1, 2010 Florida Citrus Bowl
Orlando, Florida
12:00 PM
ABC Penn State* (#11) 19 LSU (#13) 17 63,025 $4,250,000
Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1, 2010 Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
7:30 PM
FOX Florida (#5) 51 Cincinnati (#4) 24 65,207 $18,000,000
PapaJohns.com Bowl January 2, 2010 Legion Field
Birmingham, Alabama
1:00 PM
ESPN UConn 20 South Carolina 7 45,254 $900,000
AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic January 2, 2010 Cowboys Stadium
Arlington, Texas
1:00 PM
FOX Ole Miss 21 Oklahoma State (#21) 7 77,928 $6,750,000
AutoZone Liberty Bowl January 2, 2010 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Memphis, Tennessee
4:30 PM
ESPN Arkansas 20 East Carolina 17 62,742 $1,700,00
Citi BCS National Championship Game January 7, 2010 Rose Bowl
Pasadena, California
7:00 PM
ABC Alabama (#1) 37 Texas (#2) 21 94,906 $31,000,000 (est.)

Rankings are from AP Poll. All times Central Standard Time.
* Penn State's win was vacated due to the Penn State child sex abuse scandal

Awards and All-SEC Teams

2009 AP All-SEC First Team
[2]

Rankings

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
  Pre Wk
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Final
Alabama AP 5 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 3 2 2 2 1 1
C 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 1
BCS Not released 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2
Arkansas AP RV RV RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Auburn AP RV RV RV RV RV 17 RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV 19 RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Florida AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
C 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
BCS Not released 1 1 1 1 1 1
Georgia AP 13 21 23 21 18 RV
C 13 21 20 17 14 RV RV RV
BCS Not released
Kentucky AP
C RV RV RV RV
BCS Not released
LSU AP 11 11 9 7 4 4 10 9 9
C 9 9 7 7 4 4 10 10 9
BCS Not released 9 9
Mississippi State AP
C
BCS Not released
Ole Miss AP 8 6 5 4 21 20 RV RV 24
C 10 8 6 5 18 16 RV 25 22
BCS Not released 25
South Carolina AP RV RV RV RV RV 25 22 23 21
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 22 23 21
BCS Not released 24 22
Tennessee AP RV RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released
Vanderbilt AP
C
BCS Not released

SEC vs. BCS matchups

Date Visitor Home Winner
September 3 South Carolina NC State South Carolina
September 5 Georgia Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
September 5 Alabama Virginia Tech Alabama
September 5 LSU Washington LSU
September 12 UCLA Tennessee UCLA
September 19 Louisville Kentucky Kentucky
September 19 West Virginia Auburn Auburn
September 26 Arizona State Georgia Georgia
October 3 Arkansas Texas A&M Arkansas
October 3 Georgia Tech Mississippi State Georgia Tech
October 31 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Georgia Tech
November 28 Florida State Florida Florida
November 28 Clemson South Carolina South Carolina
November 28 Georgia Georgia Tech Georgia

Previous season

During the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season, Florida and Alabama won their respective divisions and met in the 2008 SEC Championship Game which Florida won 31-20. Florida went on to win the 2009 BCS National Championship while SEC Runner-Up Alabama lost in the Sugar Bowl. Georgia was the heavy favorite to win the SEC in the pre-season, but did not live up to the hype. The Bulldogs, however, did finish strong winning the Capital One Bowl. Other bowl winners include Chick-fil-A Bowl champion LSU, Cotton Bowl Classic champion Ole Miss, Liberty Bowl champion Kentucky, Music City Bowl champion Vanderbilt

Preseason

Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin begins his first season in Knoxville. Kiffin is a former head coach of the Oakland Raiders and assistant coach at USC. Gene Chizik also begins his first season as head coach at Auburn.

In a given year, each SEC team will play its five other division foes plus three opposing division opponents. Each team has a set opposing division opponent. The other teams from the division are on a rotation, playing a home/away series every five seasons.

The Southeastern Conference announced on July 22 that the SEC media had elected Florida and Alabama as the preseason favorites for their divisions for the 2009 football season. It chose Florida quarterback Tim Tebow as the Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Tennessee cornerback Eric Berry as the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

In the preseason Coaches' Poll released on August 7, the SEC was one of only three conferences with multiple teams ranked in the top ten. Florida was elected pre-season #1 while Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, and Georgia also were in the top 25.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio State Named Preseason Favorite for 2009 Football Season: Buckeyes' Pryor and Michigan State's Jones earn individual preseason honors". CBS Interactive. 2009-07-27. Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "2009 AP All-SEC honors". Courier-Journal. 2008-12-07. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Auburn-Georgia series record
  4. ^ "Alabama-Tennessee series record". Archived from the original on 2011-10-23. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Ole Miss-Vanderbilt series record
  6. ^ LSU-Florida series record
  7. ^ Mississippi St.-Kentucky series record
  8. ^ Arkansas-South Carolina series record

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