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SEC Coaches Want 1 Division, Not 2


The biggest discussion around the SEC Spring Meetings – outside of who Calipari is talking trash to – revolves around the structure of the league moving forward.  Coming off a year when the SEC East had five bids to the NCAA (UK, Fla, TN, GA, Vandy) and the SEC West had none, the fix that has been the most talked about is the idea of scrapping the two divisions in favor of one. With the ease of travel and the loaded nature of the East in the past few years, I see this as a no lose proposition.

This likely would mean no real change in the SEC regular season next year (outside of disregarding the divisions,) as it would be too short notice to change each teams schedule, but it would affect the SEC Tournament seedings.  The coaches met and are recommending that the four teams with the best record receive bye’s in the SECT, with the seeding flowing from 1-12 regardless of previous divisions.

Also under consideration is a move to an 18 or 22 game regular season (for 2012-13 and beyond,) to make for more home/home’s against more SEC foes.  As long as we can still get in all the great out of conference opponents we’re used to at Kentucky, it’s another move I’m for.

These are simply the recommendations from the coaches.  The AD’s and school Presidents will vote on the resolution later this week.

Article written by Will Lentz

19 Comments for SEC Coaches Want 1 Division, Not 2

  1. Rockfield, KY
    5:51 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    Each SEC school wants a home/home series with UK so they can sell out at least one game each season.

  2. Lucaine
    5:52 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    I doubt UK will want more conference games forced on it’s schedule.
    This would reduce the total number of home games UK could play in a year.

  3. AKA cold buckets
    6:14 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    11 road games….that’s a lot of Super Bowls.

  4. Nassau65
    6:16 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    1. i agree.

  5. bacon_and_grits
    6:26 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    It would suck for UK’s RPI to have to play LSU, Auburn, or Ole Miss twice a year rather than Florida, Vandy or UT…..

  6. tdogg4033011
    6:26 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    divide them however ya want or don’t, UK still gonna whoop everyones ass !!!

  7. Iwearmybluesunglassesatnight
    6:52 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    6. Not so fast my friend!

  8. SexnNursinHomes
    7:10 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    From a b-ball stand point. I agree. Nothing worse thans seeing some annoying ass fan from the SEC West sayin’ how bad ass they are because they won the West. Then they get clobbered by UK in the SEC tourney.

  9. Usefulijit
    7:24 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    One division? If it is just one how is it divided?

  10. Johnson
    7:27 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’m sure they will pick whichever way makes more money.

  11. SexnNursinHomes
    7:28 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    9- How’s it divided? just like this


    Basketball & Football-Everybody else

  12. tdogg4033011
    7:35 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    7) not so fast on what?? I’m talkin basketball here ….. its the truth

  13. PACatFan
    7:35 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    Would this effect the football schedule too? Instead of playing the 5 teams from the EAST each year would it just be a random draw?

  14. nashvillecatsfan
    9:41 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    I’m not sure I understand the 18 game season. Can someone help me out on that one?

  15. basketball
    9:52 pm June 1, 2011 Permalink

    Why not do the best thing and dump two of the SEC teams so we can get back to an 18 game schedule where we play everyone twice. Arkansas and Vandy would be good candidates.

  16. STEVE!
    12:06 am June 2, 2011 Permalink

    15 – Why Arkansas and Vandy? Those are two of the better basketball programs in the SEC.

  17. nashvillecatsfan
    10:24 am June 2, 2011 Permalink


  18. nashvillecatsfan
    10:27 am June 2, 2011 Permalink

    15 – Why not Auburn and LSU? Arkansas won a national championship in the 90s and Vandy is consistently pretty good.

  19. grammar police
    10:41 am June 2, 2011 Permalink

    #13–It wouldnt effect the football schedule at this point. It wouldnt AFFECT it either. SMH.