SEC Sunday Football Notebook

Alabama is the third Southeastern Conference team to hold the top spot in the BCS rankings in the history of the BCS. LSU held the top spot for two weeks in 2007 and Tennessee held the top spot for the last five weeks of the 1998 season. Since the creation of the BCS standings, 10 of the 12 schools in the SEC have made the rankings. Here are Sunday's SEC football notes:



The matchup for the 2008 SEC Football Championship Game is set. Alabama (Western Division champion) will play Florida (Eastern Division champion) on Dec. 6 in the Georgia Dome for the SEC title. Kickoff time is 4 p.m. ET on CBS Sports

The Nov. 8 date is the earliest that the matchup of both teams have been determined for the SEC Championship Game.

The SEC football schedule for games this Saturday:

Mississippi State at Alabama (6:45 p.m. CT / ESPN)

Georgia at Auburn (11:30 a.m. CT / Raycom Sports)

Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss (1 p.m. CT)

South Carolina at Florida (3:30 p.m. ET / CBS Sports)

Troy at LSU (7 p.m. CT)

Vanderbilt at Kentucky (8 p.m. ET / ESPN2)

The Alabama-LSU game was the first overtime SEC conference game this season. Earlier this year, Tennessee went into overtime against UCLA.

The SEC continues to lead the nation in non-conference winning percentage. The SEC is 32-8 (80.0) in non-conference games. In years where there has been 12 regular season games, the SEC has won 31-or-more non-conference regular season games each year.

SEC vs. SEC games remain among the most competitive in the nation. In 37 intra-conference games, 23 have been decided by 10-points-or-less (62.2 percent), the second-highest rate in NCAA FBS this season. The average margin of SEC intra-conference games is 12.84, second lowest among NCAA FBS conferences.

The SEC and the Big 12 are tied for the most teams ranked in the Top 25 with five each. The SEC has two of the top three teams and three of the top 10 teams in this week's BCS standings.

In 67 home dates, SEC teams have drawn 5.1 million fans to its stadiums at a 98.57 percent capacity rate. SEC stadiums have been sold out in 39 of 67 home dates this season.

Misssissippi State senior defensive end Tim Bailey is this week's SEC Community Service Team Player of the Week. He will be featured on this week's Raycom Sports telecast of the Georgia at Auburn game.

Three SEC teams - LSU, Georgia and Auburn - are among the top 10 teams in road records since 2003. LSU is 4th at 77.1 percent, (27-8), Georgia is fifth at 75.7 percent (28-9) and Auburn is eighth at 67.7 percent (21-10).

Florida QB Tim Tebow is now fifth in SEC career record books in touchdown responsibility with 95. Tebow is also tied for eighth in career touchdowns scored with 42.

South Carolina WR Kenny McKinley is now tied for 10th in SEC career record books with 188 catches.

LSU PK Colt David is now tied for the SEC career record with 188 PATs made.

SEC teams are averaging 25.3 points and 344.4 offensive yards per game this season. The numbers are five points less and 41.5 yards less than last year's averages. The average SEC game lasts 3:11 this season, 12 minutes shorter than last year and three minutes shorter than the national average this year.

Florida's 3.46 points per possession this season is second highest in the SEC since the league started keeping the statistic in 2000 (highest - 3.49, by Florida, 2007).

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