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How Would You Rank Each SEC Football Team All-Time?

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Kentucky basketball has, and will always be, one of the all-time excellent college basketball programs. The continued runs of excellence that have extended decade through decade justify everything one would need to know about the Wildcats and their storied history. But how do the Wildcats stack up in football?

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated released a Top 10 rankings list that they believe to be the best college football programs of all-time. At the top of the list are schools that you might expect: Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, etc. Tennessee is the only other SEC school listed and they come in at No. 9.

But these aren’t the rankings we’re going to argue over today. ESPN’s Peter Burns was posed an interesting question on Twitter Tuesday morning in response to the rankings posted by SI: how would he rank all 14 SEC football programs all-time.

Kentucky was listed as the 11th best SEC football school by Burns, ahead of Mississippi State, Missouri, and (you guessed it) Vanderbilt.

Is this spot fair? Too high or too low? Choosing the Cats over Vandy and MSU isn’t even slightly controversial. Missouri might have a case to jump up a couple of spots, though. If anything, bump South Carolina down to No. 11 and move the Cats and the Rebels up a spot.

Agree or disagree? How would you rank the SEC all-time?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

6 Comments for How Would You Rank Each SEC Football Team All-Time?



  1. bbn606
    10:21 pm August 14, 2019 Permalink

    1. Alabama
    2. Florida
    3. LSU
    4. UT
    5. Georgia
    6. Auburn
    7. Texas A&M
    8. Ole Miss
    9. Miss St
    10. Missouri
    11. SC
    12. Uk
    13. Ark
    14. Vandy



  2. CatBlue in LR
    12:15 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    Arkansas has a natty and were tied for the most wins nationally for the whole decade of the ’60s. They gotta be higher than 13th and ahead of UK (responding to bbn606’s ranking, not Peter Burns’.)



    • bbn606
      8:45 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

      i was ranking everyone on the time they have been in the SEC.



  3. bbn606
    11:40 am August 15, 2019 Permalink

    All time I would have to move Arkansas to 7 and slide UK to 13 as UK and Vandy are the only two schools with overall losing records.



  4. Willmunny
    1:33 pm August 15, 2019 Permalink

    Trivia question – which team outside of the top 6 was the last to win a SEC title?



  5. bbn606
    10:47 pm August 15, 2019 Permalink

    I’m guessing Arkansas.