AU 5th in All Sports Trophy Competition

A report on how Auburn's program did compared to other SEC programs is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--The Auburn women finished fifth in the 2007-2008 competition for the All-SEC Sports Trophy while the Auburn men were sixth of 12 conference teams.

Overall, Auburn finished fifth for the All-SEC Sports Trophy for a second straight year behind Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.

The rankings are calculated by awarding points from 12 to 1 for finishes from first to last place in each SEC sport in which a university competes. The track and field result is determined based on the combined cross country (25 percent), indoor track (25 percent) and outdoor track (50 percent) results.

Auburn's overall average is 6.66. Florida's average is 9.97 while Georgia finished at 8.75, Tennessee at 8.57, LSU at 8.53. Florida won the overall title a year ago and both the men's and women's competitions.

Auburn finished ahead of Alabama (6.13), Arkansas (5.97), Kentucky (5.84), Ole Miss (5.35), South Carolina (5.03), Vanderbilt (4.92) and Mississippi State (4.35).

AU won SEC team titles in men's swimming and women's swimming this year under first-year head coach Richard Quick. Those were the only team championships this season for Auburn.

Tennessee won the men's all sports competition with an average of 9.21 with Florida No. 2 at 9.07. Auburn's score of 6.00 trails third place Georgia (8.21), LSU (7.86) and Alabama (6.86). Following Auburn, Kentucky is at 5.86, Arkansas at 5.75, Mississippi State is at 5.58, Ole Miss at 5.17, South Carolina at 5.07 and Vandy brings up the rear at 4.58.

In the women's competition, Florida finished at 10.67 and is followed by Georgia (9.17), LSU (9.06), Tennessee (8.0), LSU (7.17), Arkansas (6.11), Kentucky (5.83), Alabama (5.56), Ole Miss (5.50), Vanderbilt (5.35), South Carolina (5.00) and Mississippi State (3.29).

Last year, the Auburn women were eighth and the men were fifth.

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