Southeastern Conference Football

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Congratulations goes out to the 2020 SEC Football Champions – the Alabama Crimson Tide!

The Tide represented the SEC well by defeating Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff and then beat Ohio State in the College Football National Championship Game. Way to go National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide for one of the best college football teams that overcame one of the most difficult seasons in football history!

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SEC Football Divisional Realignment

The addition of Missouri and Texas A&M changed the divisional structure of the SEC beginning in 2012:

SEC Divisional Realignment

SEC Divisional Realignment

SEC Football Championship Game

The 2021 SEC Football Championship Game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on December 4, 2021.

It’s very hard to get tickets to the SEC Championship Game, but the SEC offers fans the opportunity to get on the waiting list to buy tickets to the 2021 SEC Championship Game in case there are extras.

Sign up for this year’s SEC Football Championship Game Waiting List. The waiting list opens every year on August 1st.

2016 marked the final year for the SEC Championship Game to be played at the Georgia Dome. In 2017, the SEC Championship Game moved to the brand new Falcons Stadium in Atlanta.

The SEC Football Champion gets the automatic bid to play in the Sugar Bowl at the Superdome in New Orleans.

If the SEC Football Champion is selected to play in a College Football Semifinal Playoff Game in a year that it is not played in New Orleans, the Sugar Bowl selects the SEC runner-up.

The College Football Playoff Games decide who will play for the College Football National Championship. The College Football Playoff Games are held at alternating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Bowl Games.

College Football Playoff Schedule

2021-22
Thursday, December 30th – Peach Bowl
Friday, December 31st – Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl
Saturday, January 1st – Fiesta Bowl, Rose Bowl, and Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 10th – CFP National Championship – Indianapolis

2022-23
Friday, December 30th – Orange Bowl
Saturday, December 31st – Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl
Monday January 2nd – Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 9th – CFP National Championship – Los Angeles

2023-24
Friday, December 29th – Peach Bowl
Saturday, December 30th – Fiesta Bowl and Orange Bowl
Monday, January 1st – Cotton Bowl, Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl
Monday, January 8th – CFP National Championship – Houston

Permanent Cross Divisional Rival

East Division – West Division
Florida – LSU
Georgia – Auburn
Kentucky – Mississippi State
Missouri – Arkansas
Tennessee – Alabama
Vanderbilt – Ole Miss
South Carolina – Texas A&M

Under the current divisional format, each SEC school plays a total of eight SEC conference games, consisting of the six other teams in its division, one school from the other division on a rotating basis, and one school that is its cross divisional rival.

The SEC instituted this policy to keep some of the long standing football rivalries intact.

Some of the longest SEC rivalries include:
Auburn-Georgia 124 meetings
Mississippi State-Ole Miss 117 meetings
Kentucky-Tennessee 116 meetings
Tennessee-Vanderbilt 115 meetings
LSU-Ole Miss 108 meetings
Alabama-Mississippi State 105 meetings
Alabama-Tennessee 103 meetings