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During the last seven years (2006-12), Southeastern Conference football has experienced success that is unparalleled in the history of college football.

Head coach Mark Stoops at the ESPN studios


• The SEC has had more of its former players on NFL rosters in the last five seasons than any other conference. Since 2006, the SEC has averaged 266.1 players per year on NFL opening weekend rosters. The league had a high of 283 on 2011 rosters and has outpaced all conferences every year.

• In the 2013 NFL draft, the SEC had 63 players selected, an all-time record by any conference. It included 12 first-round draft selections, including four of the first 10. The SEC led the nation’s conferences in draft picks for the seventh straight year.


• The SEC has won seven consecutive national championships, nine of 14 BCS National Championships and 23 overall national titles (AP, BCS, FWAA, coaches poll).

• Four different SEC schools have won the BCS National Championship since 2006 (Auburn, 2010; Alabama, 2009, 2011, 2012; Florida, 2006 and 2008; LSU, 2007).


• Since 2006, the SEC has had the most teams ranked in the final USA Today Coaches Poll. The conference has had 36 teams ranked in the final USA Today rankings, eight more than the Big 12 (28) and 10 more than the Big Ten (26).

• The SEC has either led or tied for the lead with the most teams ranked in the USA Today Top 25 for six of the last seven seasons. In 2012, the SEC finished with a record seven teams ranked in the final Top 25 poll.


• Since 2006, the SEC football student-athletes and coaches have won 59 major individual awards, an average of more than eight per year. The league won an all-time high 12 individual honors in 2010 and won eight in 2012 for the second consecutive year.

• The SEC has won a national player of the year in six years with five different players.

• The SEC led all BCS conferences in 2012 with 22 AP All-Americans, which is nearly as many as the next two conferences combined (PAC-12 - 15; Big 12 - nine).

SEC ESPN Network logo


The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network, which will launch in August 2014

The new network and its accompanying digital platform will air SEC content 24/7 including more than 1,000 events in its first year.

Each weekend throughout the football season, the new network will air multiple top-tier matchups from the strongest conference in college football.

Overall, the network will televise approximately 45 SEC football games as well as provide expanded live coverage of games from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming will also include studio shows original content such as SEC Storied, spring football games, signing day and pro days coverage.

Hundreds of additional live events from various sports will be offered exclusively on the digital platform. The network and its digital extensions will connect with each SEC institution and create opportunities for each school to produce and develop content.

“The SEC Network will provide an unparalleled fan experience of top quality SEC content presented across the television network and its accompanying digital platforms,” said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. “We will increase exposure of SEC athletics programs at all 14 member institutions, as we showcase the incredible student-athletes in our league.”

SEC Coaches

All 14 of the SEC’s head football coaches were on hand for the announcement of the league’s new SEC Network.