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The Best SEC Football Teams

Updated August 31, 2021 2.8k votes 377 voters 2.4k views14 items

List RulesVote up the SEC schools with the historically best football team.

The best SEC football teams often are right at the top of the list of best teams in college football, mostly thanks to Nick Saban's work with the Alabama Crimson Tide. But the LSU Tigers and Tennsessee Volunteers have their own storied SEC football programs that have produced championships and Hall of Famers like Peyton Manning and Y.A. Tittle, two of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time.

It's not just ancient history, though, for the top teams in the SEC. Many of the best current NFL players come from the Southeastern Conference, like the Dallas Cowboys' Dak Prescott and the Texas A&M Aggies' Von Miller. 

When lining up all SEC football programs, which one gets the nod for best in the conference?

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    All-time record: 929–331–43
    Bowl wins: 44
    Conference titles: 28
    National championships: 18

    Notable players: Joe Namath, Bart Starr, Ken Stabler, Ozzie Newsome, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Calvin Ridley, Dont'a Hightower, DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones, Tua Tagavailoa, Jerry Jeudy, Mark Ingram, Derrick Henry

    • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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    All-time record: 812–416–47
    Bowl wins: 29
    Conference titles: 12
    National championships: 4

    Notable players: Y.A. Tittle, Joseph Addai, Billy Cannon, Leonard Fournette, Steve Van Buren, Jim Taylor, Jamarcus Russell, Alan Faneca, Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Glenn Dorsey, Tyrann Mathieu, Eric Reid, JaMarr Chase, Patrick Peterson

    • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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    All-time record: 839–427–54
    Bowl wins: 33
    Conference titles: 13
    National championships: 2

    Notable players: Fran Tarkenton, Herschel Walker, Garrison Hearst, Champ Bailey, Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Roquan Smith, Rodrigo Blankenship, Thomas Davis

    • Location: Athens, Georgia
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    All-time record: 743–424–40
    Bowl wins: 24
    Conference titles: 8
    National championships: 3

    Notable players: Emmitt Smith, Cris Collinsworth, Tim Tebow, Steve Spurrier, Jack Youngblood, Danny Wuerffel, Maurkice Pouncey, Aaron Hernandez

    • Location: Gainesville, Florida
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