The SEC was first formed in 1933 with ten members:Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. All ten schools are still members, representing a level of stability that is highly unusual among athletic conferences.
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What would a 20-team SEC look like in the future?
What would a 20-team future look like for SEC football? Here’s one idea. Clemson, Florida State are big brands that would fit SEC culture. Each SEC team would play three rivals annually, plus eight rotating conference foes. Instead of an SEC Championship, conduct a mini playoff featuring the top six teams.
Should the SEC have a playoff format like the NFL?
A playoff format featuring six SEC teams on one side and six Big Ten teams on the other, meeting in the middle, would resemble an NFL playoff between the AFC and NFC. And the NFL is flourishing.
What is the SEC mini playoff?
The winner of this SEC mini playoff could advance to play the winner of another mega conference (likely the Big Ten) in a de facto national championship. Teams that do not reach this clash of mega conference titans could play in traditional bowl games.
How many conference games should a college football team play?
Consider this model: One 20-team conference without divisions. Each team would play three rivals annually, plus eight rotating conference foes, for a total of 11 conference games, plus one nonconference game.