SEC Bowl Notebook

Nine of the SEC's 12 teams have been ranked for at least one week in either the Associated Press or the USA Today/ESPN weekly rankings. Three SEC teams -- Georgia, LSU and Tennessee -- have been ranked each week of the season.

SEC Tops in Bowl Appearances

The schools that currently comprise the SEC have appeared in 324 bowls (including 2002). That is by far the most of any conference in the nation.

During the last seven seasons, the Southeastern Conference has sent 53 teams to post-season bowl games, the most of any conference in the nation. Since 1997, the SEC is 25-21 in bowl games. Eleven of the SEC's 12 teams have been to post-season bowls in the last seven seasons.

SEC All-Time Bowl Appearances (pre-2003)

1. ALABAMA: 51
2. TENNESSEE: 44
3. Texas: 43
4. Southern California and Nebraska: 42
6. GEORGIA: 39
7. Penn State: 37
8. Oklahoma: 37
9. LSU, Ohio State and Michigan: 35
12. ARKANSAS: 34
13. Florida State and Georgia Tech: 32
15. OLE MISS and FLORIDA: 31
17. AUBURN: 30
18. Washington: 29
19. Miami (Fla.): 28
20. Texas A&M, Clemson and Texas Tech: 27
23. Notre Dame, Colorado and UCLA: 25
26. North Carolina: 24
27. Brigham Young, Pittsburgh and West Virginia: 23
30. Missouri and N.C. State: 22

NCAA All-Time Bowl Victories (pre-2003)

1. ALABAMA 29
2. Southern California 26
3. Penn State, TENNESSEE and Oklahoma: 23
6. Georgia Tech, Nebraska, GEORGIA and Texas: 20
10. Florida State, Michigan and OLE MISS: 18
13. LSU, Miami (Fla.), AUBURN and Ohio State: 15
17. FLORIDA and Washington: 14
19. Clemson, Notre Dame and Texas A&M: 13
22. North Carolina, Syracuse and UCLA: 12
25. Colorado 11
26. Arizona State, Oklahoma State and ARKANSAS: 10
29. Missouri and Stanford: 9

SEC Composite Bowl Records (pre-2003)

Alabama 29-19-3, .598
Arkansas 10-20-3, .348
Auburn 15-12-2, .552
Florida 14-16-0, .467
Georgia 20-15-3, .566
Kentucky 5-5-0, .500
LSU 16-17-1, .485
Ole Miss 18-12-0, .600
Mississippi State 6-6-0, .500
South Carolina 3-8-0, .273
Tennessee 23-20-0, .535
Vanderbilt 1-1-1, .500

SEC OVERALL BOWL RECORD: 160-151-13, .514

SEC Bowl Revenue Distribution

(A) For bowl games providing receipts which result in a balance of less than $1,500,000, the participating institution shall retain $800,000 plus a travel allowance as determined by the SEC Executive Committee. The remainder shall be remitted to the Commissioner and will be divided into 13 equal shares with one share to the Conference and one share to each member institution.

(B) For bowl games providing receipts which result in a balance between $1,500,000 and $3,999,999, the participating institution shall retain $1,000,000 plus a travel allowance as determined by the SEC Executive Committee. The remainder shall be remitted to the Commissioner and will be divided into 13 equal shares, with one share to the Conference and one share to each member institution.

(C) For bowl games providing receipts which result in a balance between $4,000,000 and $5,999,999, the participating institution shall retain $1,200,000 plus a travel allowance as determined by the SEC Executive Committee. The remainder shall be remitted to the Commissioner and will be divided into 13 equal shares, with one share to the Conference and one share to each member institution.

(D) For bowl games providing receipts which result in a balance between $6,000,000 or more, the participating institution shall receive $1,700,000 ($1,800,000 if the SEC team is a participant in the Bowl Championship Series game which determines the National Championship) plus a travel allowance as determined by the SEC Executive Committee. The remainder shall be remitted to the Commissioner and will be divided into 13 equal shares, with one share to the Conference and one share to each member institution.

(E) Bowl Revenue Protection Insurance and the cost of unused tickets up to 3,000 tickets, shall be deducted prior to the Conference distribution.

Pre-Bowl Championship Series Rankings

1. Oklahoma 12-1, 5.11
2. LSU 12-1, 5.99
3. Southern California 11-1, 6.15
4. Michigan 10-2, 10.63
5. Ohio State 10-2, 14.28
6. Texas 10-2, 14.53
7. Florida State 10-2, 17.93
8. TENNESSEE 10-2, 19.64
9. Miami, Fla. 10-2, 19.79
10. Kansas State 11-3, 22.73
11. Miami, Ohio 12-1, 24.22
12. GEORGIA 10-3, 24.59
13. Iowa 9-3, 28.94
14. Purdue 9-3, 32.93
15. FLORIDA 8-4, 36.80
16. Washington State 9-3, 39.09
17. Boise State 12-1, 39.53
18. Texas Christian 11-1, 40.47
19. OLE MISS 9-3, 44.13
20. Nebraska 9-3, 44.20
21. Oklahoma State 9-3, 45.72
22. Utah 9-2, 46.53
23. Maryland 9-3, 49.57
24. Bowling Green 10-3, 53.11
25. Minnesota 9-3, 55.49

School, SEC and NCAA Records Set in 2003

Derek Abney, Kentucky
Most total kick return TDs in a career: 8 (tied NCAA record)
Most all-purpose yards in a career: 5,856 (set school record)
Most yards per all-purpose play: 14.7 (set school record)
Most kickoff return yards in a career: 2,313 (set school record)
Most kickoff returns in a career: 96 (set school record)

Jared Lorenzen, Kentucky
Most total offensive plays in a career: 1,793 (set SEC record)
Most total pass attempts in a career: 1,514 (set school and SEC record)
Most pass completions in a career: 862 (set school record)
Most passing yardage in a career: 10,354 (set school record)
Most touchdown passes in a career: 78 (set school record)

Matt Mauck, LSU
Highest completion percentage: 90.0 (18-20) vs. La. Tech (set school record)
Most TD Passes (Game): 4, twice (tied school record)
Consecutive passes completed: 14 vs. La. Tech (tied school record)

Donnie Jones, LSU
Career Punts: 217 (set school record)
Career Punting Yards: 9,152 (set school record)

Chris Collins, Ole Miss
Career receiving yards: 2,546 (set school record)
Single-season receiving yards: 874 (set school record)
Career receptions: 190 (set school record)
Single-season receptions: 69 (set school record)

Eli Manning, Ole Miss
Career passing attempts: 1,332 (set school record)
Career TDs responsible for: 83 (set school record)
Career total offensive yards: 9,724 (set school record)
Career completions: 807 (set school record)
Single-season total offensive yards: 3,341 (set school record)
Career total offensive plays: 1,459 (set school record)

Jonathan Nichols, Ole Miss
Single-game points scored kicking: 21 (set school record)
Single-season points scored kicking: 110 (set school record)
Career points scored kicking: 258 (set school record)
Single-game field goals made: 6 (tied SEC record)
Career field goals made: 42 (set school record)

Billy Bennett, Georgia
Most field goals made (Season): 29 (set NCAA, SEC and Georgia record)
Most field goals made (Career): 85 (set NCAA, SEC and Georgia record)
Most field goals attempted (Career): 108 (set NCAA, SEC and Georgia record)
Most career games kicking a field goal: 42 (set NCAA and Georgia record)
Most consecutive games kicking a field goal: 23 (set NCAA record)
Most points scored (Career): 399 (set SEC and Georgia record)
Most field goals attempted (Season): 36 (set SEC and Georgia record)
Most points scored by kicking (Career): 399 (set SEC and Georgia record)
Most PATs made (Career): 144 (set Georgia record)
Most PATs attempted (Career): 147 (set Georgia record)

Sean Jones, Georgia
Most blocked kicks (Season): 3 (ties Georgia record)

SEC One of Most Competitive Conferences

SEC vs. SEC games have traditionally been among the most competitive in the nation. After 15 weeks of this season, 49 SEC vs. SEC games have an average scoring margin of 16.33 points per contest. 38.8 percent of the SEC's games (19-of-49) have been decided by ten-points-or-less.

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