SEC All-Sports Trophies Likely to Stay at UF

With only baseball and outdoor track and field to be determined, the Florida Gators are all but certain to sweep the SEC All-Sports Trophy in all three categories (men, women and combined) for the second year in a row. It will be Florida's fourth straight combined trophy and 18th in 19 years.

For the Gator men, it'll be their 14th in those 19 years while the Florida Women are also poised for their 14th Title in that time frame.

The women are in this position on the strength of five SEC Championships. Florida claimed league titles in soccer, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track and field and tennis. Florida also got strong second place finishes in swimming and diving and softball. The men are on top because of high finishes and consistency. Not one Florida team has finished lower than fifth in the SEC this season.

Women's Competition ---- Currently, Florida is just slightly ahead of Georgia. Florida has won 75.5 points led by five teams winning SEC Titles. Georgia has 74 points with outdoor track and field still to come. Florida has already won half the track competitions, taking league titles in cross country and indoor track and field to average 12.0 points. Georgia finished fourth and fifth in those events to average 8.50 points. For Georgia to finish higher than Florida overall, the Bulldogs would have to finish two places ahead of the Gators in the combined track standings. That would require Georgia to finish six places higher than Florida at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Tiger Woods will be named husband of the year before that happens.

Men's Competition ---- Even though Florida has yet to win an SEC Championship this season the Gators (51.5 points) have a huge lead in the Men's All-Sports standings. The main reason for this is second place finishes in Football, swimming and diving and tennis and a tie for second in golf. Tennessee currently trails the Gators by 7.5 points with Georgia third (42). The Gators are assured of finishing ahead of Tennessee and Georgia in baseball and they already finished ahead of both schools in cross country and indoor track and field. Like with the women, Florida's lead is virtually insurmountable unless the Gators somehow don't make it to the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. I checked with Coach Mike Holloway and he assured me they'll be there.


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