#11, 20 SEC losses, Baseball 2006 ----- Despite their weather and population advantage, the Gators suffered through the worst SEC season in school history two years ago. It started out well enough with two wins in three games at Arkansas. It ended well with two straight wins over LSU to finish the campaign. In between the Gators dropped 19 of 25 SEC contests. The Gators failures were across the board; a .262 batting average, a 5.14 staff ERA and 46 errors leading to 48 unearned runs. While the Gators won their first and last SEC series, they lost eight straight series in between.
#10, 13 SEC losses, Women's Basketball 2003 ----- Carolyn Peck's first team at UF had perhaps the worst season in school history. Peck didn't get along with star center Vanessa Hayden and, thus the Gators spent most f the season without the series of "Big V". After going to ten straight post-season tournaments including nine NCAA appearances, the Gators were SEC doormats in '03. The Gators dropped their first twelve conference games under Peck before avoiding the humiliation of a winless season by capturing a home win over Ole Miss. The 13 SEC losses is four more than any other Florida team has ever suffered.
#9, 41.3 points/game allowed, Football 1917 ----- The 1917 Gator Football team allowed the most in school history, 298 in eleven games, but it was a long way from the worst on a per game basis. The 1917 Gators beat South Carolina (21-13) and Florida Southern (19-7) for their only wins in six games. The other four were uglier than the north end of a south bound hippo. Tulane (52-0), Auburn (68-0), Clemson (55-7) and Kentucky (52-0) all humiliated the boys in Orange and Blue. That is one of the safest records around as well.
So we are down to the eight most dubious records on the books in Gainesville. In our next installment, hoops ineptitude and ground up on the gridiron.