2018 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2018 Southeastern Conference football season represents the 86th season of SEC football taking place during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The season began on August 30 and will end with the SEC Championship Game, between Alabama and Georgia, on December 1. The SEC is a Power Five conference under the College Football Playoff format along with the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 Conference, the Big Ten Conference, and the Pac-12 Conference. For the 2018 season, the SEC has 14 teams divided into two divisions of seven each, named East and West.[1]

2018 Southeastern Conference football season
Southeastern Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportFootball
DurationAugust 30, 2018
through January 2019
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)CBS Sports Family (CBS, CBSSN), ESPN Family (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SECN, ABC, ESPN+)
Regular season
East championsGeorgia
  East runners-upFlorida
Kentucky
West championsAlabama
  West runners-upLSU
Texas A&M
SEC Championship Game
ChampionsAlabama
Finals MVPJosh Jacobs, RB
Football seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No.Georgia x   7 1         11 3  
No. 12 Kentucky   5 3         10 3  
No.Florida   5 3         10 3  
South Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Vanderbilt   3 5         6 7  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
West Division
No. 2 Alabama x$^   8 0         14 1  
No. 16 Texas A&M   5 3         9 4  
No. 6 LSU   5 3         10 3  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Ole Miss   1 7         5 7  
Arkansas   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Alabama 35, Georgia 28
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

BackgroundEdit

Previous seasonEdit

Georgia defeated Auburn 28–7 in a rematch from Week Ten in 2017 season (loss to Auburn by 40–17) for the 2017 SEC Championship Game.

Ten SEC teams participated in bowl games. Mississippi State defeated Louisville 31–27 in the TaxSlayer Bowl. South Carolina defeated Michigan 26–19 in the Outback Bowl. Missouri lost to Texas 16–33 in the Texas Bowl. Texas A&M lost to Wake Forest 52–55 in the Belk Bowl. Kentucky lost to Northwestern 23–24 in the Music City Bowl. LSU lost to Notre Dame 17–21 in the Citrus Bowl. Auburn lost to UCF 27–34 in the Peach Bowl.

Georgia defeated Oklahoma 54–48 at second overtime in the Rose Bowl semifinal game and Alabama defeated Clemson 24–6 in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game.

Alabama defeated Georgia 26–23 at overtime in the CFP National Championship game.

PreseasonEdit

Recruiting classesEdit

National Rankings
Team ESPN[2] Rivals[3] Scout[4] 24/7[5] Total Signees
Alabama #1 #1 #1 #1 29
Arkansas #26 #24 #27 #27 27
Auburn #9 #14 #11 #9 23
Florida #13 #9 #10 #10 23
Georgia #3 #3 #2 #3 25
Kentucky #30 #26 #35 #31 24
LSU #7 #8 #7 #7 23
Ole Miss #36 #39 #29 #29 21
Mississippi State #24 #27 #25 #24 24
Missouri #54 #48 #40 #42 24
South Carolina #19 #16 #21 #21 24
Tennessee #15 #15 #16 #17 27
Texas A&M #11 #10 #9 #12 27
Vanderbilt #60 #57 #69 #65 20

SEC media daysEdit

The SEC conducted its annual media days at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama on July 16–19. The event commenced with a speech by commissioner Greg Sankey, and all 14 teams sent their head coaches and three selected players to speak with members of the media. The event along with all speakers and interviews were broadcast live on the SEC Network and streamed live on ESPN.com.

Preseason media pollsEdit

The SEC Media Days concluded with its annual preseason media polls. Since 1992, the credentialed media has gotten the preseason champion correct just six times. Only nine times has the preseason pick even made it to the SEC title game. Below are the results of the media poll with total points received next to each school and first-place votes in parentheses.

SEC Champion Voting

  • Alabama (193)
  • Georgia (69)
  • Auburn (14)
  • South Carolina (4)
  • Florida (2)
  • Mississippi State (1)
  • Missouri (1)
  • First place votes in ()

References:

Preseason All-SEC MediaEdit

First Team Offense
Position Player Class Team
QB Drew Lock SR Missouri
RB Damien Harris SR Alabama
RB Benny Snell Jr. JR Kentucky
WR A.J. Brown JR Ole Miss
WR Deebo Samuel RS SR South Carolina
TE Albert Okwuegbunam RS SO Missouri
OL Jonah Williams JR Alabama
OL Greg Little JR Ole Miss
OL Martez Ivey SR Florida
OL Trey Smith SO Tennessee
C Ross Pierschbacher SR Alabama
First Team Defense
Position Player Class Team
DL Raekwon Davis JR Alabama
DL CeCe Jefferson SR Florida
DL Montez Sweat SR Mississippi State
DL Jeffery Simmons JR Mississippi State
LB Devin White JR LSU
LB Anfernee Jennings RS JR Alabama
LB Mack Wilson JR Alabama
DB Deandre Baker SR Georgia
DB Greedy Williams SO LSU
DB JR Reed JR Georgia
DB Deionte Thompson RS JR Alabama
First Team Special Teams
Position Player Class Team
P Corey Fatony SR Missouri
K Rodrigo Blankenship RS JR Georgia
RS Deebo Samuel RS SR South Carolina
AP Deebo Samuel RS SR South Carolina

References:[6]

Head CoachesEdit

School Coach Year
Alabama Nick Saban 12th
Arkansas Chad Morris 1st
Auburn Gus Malzahn 6th
Florida Dan Mullen 1st
Georgia Kirby Smart 3rd
Kentucky Mark Stoops 6th
LSU Ed Orgeron 2nd
Mississippi State Joe Moorhead 1st
Missouri Barry Odom 3rd
Ole Miss Matt Luke 2nd
South Carolina Will Muschamp 3rd
Tennessee Jeremy Pruitt 1st
Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher 1st
Vanderbilt Derek Mason 5th

RankingsEdit

Legend
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RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Final
Alabama AP 1 (42) 1 (48) 1 (54) 1 (58) 1 (60) 1 (58) 1 (59) 1 (60) 1 (61) 1 (60) 1 (60) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 2
C 1 (61) 1 (59) 1 (59) 1 (60) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (60) 1 (62) 1 (63) 1 (64) 1 (63) 1 (63) 1 (62) 2
CFP Not released 1 1 1 1 1 1
Arkansas AP
C RV
CFP Not released
Auburn AP 9 7 7 9 10 8 21 RV RV RV RV RV RV
C 10 7 7 11 10 9 21 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released 24
Florida AP RV 25 RV 22 14 11 9 13 19 15 13 11 10 7
C RV 25 RV RV RV 16 12 11 14 21 16 13 10 10 6
CFP Not released 11 15 13 11 9 10
Georgia AP 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 8 7 6 5 5 5 4 6 7
C 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 8
CFP Not released 6 5 5 5 4 5
Kentucky AP RV RV RV 17 13 18 14 12 11 12 20 17 16 16 12
C RV RV RV RV 17 15 20 17 14 12 12 21 18 15 15 11
CFP Not released 9 11 17 15 15 14
LSU AP 25 11 12 6 5 5 13 5 4 4 9 10 8 12 11 6
C 24 15 13 6 6 6 12 5 4 4 10 10 8 14 11 7
CFP Not released 3 7 7 7 10 11
Mississippi State AP 18 18 16 14 23 RV 24 22 RV 21 18 25 22 20 18 RV
C 18 18 16 14 19 RV RV RV RV 21 15 23 20 19 18 RV
CFP Not released 18 16 21 18 18 18
Missouri AP RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released 24 23
Ole Miss AP RV RV
C
CFP Not released
South Carolina AP RV 24 RV RV RV RV
C RV 24 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released
Tennessee AP
C RV
CFP Not released
Texas A&M AP RV RV RV 22 RV RV 22 17 16 25 RV RV RV 22 21 16
C RV RV RV 22 RV RV 22 18 17 RV RV RV RV 22 20 16
CFP Not released 20 22 19 19
Vanderbilt AP
C RV RV
CFP Not released

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SEC member won
Non-conference matchup; SEC member lost
Conference matchup

All times Eastern time. SEC teams in bold.

Rankings reflect those of the AP poll for that week until week ten when CFP rankings are used.

Week OneEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 8:30 p.m. Northwestern State Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX SECN W 59–7   95,855
September 1 Noon Ole Miss Texas Tech NRG StadiumHouston, TX (AdvoCare Texas Kickoff) ESPN W 47–27   40,333
September 1 Noon Coastal Carolina South Carolina Williams–Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SECN W 49–15   75,126
September 1 3:30 p.m. No. 22 (FCS) Austin Peay No. 3 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 45–0   92,746
September 1 3:30 p.m. No. 6 Washington No. 9 Auburn Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ABC W 21–16   70,103
September 1 3:30 p.m. Central Michigan Kentucky Kroger FieldLexington, KY ESPNU W 35–20   49,138
September 1 3:30 p.m. Tennessee No. 17 West Virginia Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, North Carolina (Belk Kickoff Game) CBS L 14–40   66,793
September 1 4:00 p.m. UT Martin Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SECN W 51–14   44,019
September 1 4:00 p.m. Eastern Illinois Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECN W 55–20   63,342
September 1 7:30 p.m. Charleston Southern Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL SECN W 53–6   81,164
September 1 7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin No. 18 Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPNU W 63–6   54,289
September 1 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SECN W 35–7   25,348
September 1 8:00 p.m. No. 1 Alabama Louisville Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL (Camping World Kickoff) ABC W 51–14   57,280
September 2 7:30 p.m. No. 25 LSU No. 8 Miami (FL) AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Advocare Classic) ABC W 33–17   68,841
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week TwoEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Noon No. 18 Mississippi State Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS ESPN W 31–10   49,784
September 8 Noon Nevada Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SECN W 41–10   25,676
September 8 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Georgia No. 24 South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS  UGA 41–17   83,140
September 8 3:30 p.m. Arkansas State No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN2 W 57–7   100,495
September 8 4:00 p.m. Southern Illinois Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS SECN W 76–41   53,339
September 8 4:00 p.m. East Tennessee State Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SECN W 59–3   96,464
September 8 7:00 p.m. No. 2 Clemson Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN L 26–28   104,794
September 8 7:00 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana No. 11 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN2 W 31–0   96,883
September 8 7:00 p.m. Wyoming Missouri Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPNU W 40–13   50,820
September 8 7:30 p.m. Arkansas Colorado State Canvas StadiumFort Collins, CO CBSSN L 27–34   31,894
September 8 7:30 p.m. Alabama State No. 7 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SECN W 63–9   84,806
September 8 7:30 p.m. Kentucky No. 25 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN  UK 27–16   80,651
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week ThreeEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Noon Middle Tennessee No. 3 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPNews W 49–7   92,746
September 15 Noon Murray State Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY SECN W 48–10   48,217
September 15 Noon UTEP Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECN W 28–0   87,074
September 15 2:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 8 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 17–22   77,622
September 15 3:30 p.m. No. 12 LSU No. 7 Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) CBS  LSU 22–21   86,787
September 15 4:00 p.m. Colorado State Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN W 48–10   80,021
September 15 4:00 p.m. North Texas Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECN L 17–44   62,355
September 15 7:00 p.m. No. 1 Alabama Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) ESPN  ALA 62–7   62,919
September 15 7:30 p.m. Louisiana–Monroe Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX SECN W 48–10   96,727
September 15 7:30 p.m. Louisiana No. 16 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 W 56–10   56,505
September 15 7:30 p.m. Missouri Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 40–37   48,103
September 15[a] 7:30 p.m. Marshall South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNU  Cancelled   N/A
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week FourEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 Noon No. 2 Georgia Missouri Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPN  UGA 43–29   58,284
September 22 Noon Kent State Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECN W 38–17   50,417
September 22 3:30 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL CBS  ALA 45–23   101,821
September 22 4:00 p.m. South Carolina Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SECN  SCAR 37–14   26,078
September 22 7:00 p.m. No. 14 Mississippi State Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY (Rivalry) ESPN2  UK 28–7   60,037
September 22 7:00 p.m. Louisiana Tech No. 6 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 38–21   102,321
September 22 7:00 p.m. Florida Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN  FLA 47–21   100,027
September 22 7:30 p.m. Arkansas No. 9 Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL SECN  AUB 34–3   84,188
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week FiveEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 Noon Louisiana No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL SECN W 56–14   101,471
September 29 Noon Arkansas Texas A&M AT&T Stadium • Arlington, TX ESPN  TAMU 24–17   55,383
September 29 3:30 p.m. Tennessee No. 2 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) CBS  UGA 38–12   92,246
September 29† 4:00 p.m. Southern Miss No. 10 Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL SECN W 24–13   83,792
September 29 4:00 p.m. Tennessee State Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SECN W 31–27   27,340
September 29 6:00 p.m. Florida No. 23 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN  FLA 13–6   61,406
September 29 7:30 p.m. South Carolina No. 17 Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY SECN  UK 23–10   63,081
September 29 9:00 p.m. Ole Miss No. 5 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN  LSU 45–16   100,224
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week SixEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 6 Noon No. 1 Alabama Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN  ALA 65–31   64,974
October 6 Noon Missouri South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECN  SCAR 37–35   73,393
October 6 3:30 p.m. No. 5 LSU No. 22 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS  FLA 27–19   90,283
October 6 4:00 p.m. Louisiana–Monroe Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECN W 70–21   52,875
October 6 7:00 p.m. No. 13 Kentucky Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN  TAMU 20–14 OT  99,829
October 6 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 2 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) SECN  UGA 41–13   92,746
October 6 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Auburn Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2  MISS ST 23–9   60,635
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week SevenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 13 Noon No. 14 Florida Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPN  FLA 37–27   31,118
October 13 Noon Tennessee No. 21 Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL (Rivalry) SECN  TENN 30–24   84,589
October 13 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Georgia No. 13 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS  LSU 36–16   102,321
October 13 3:30 p.m No. 22 Texas A&M South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECN  TAMU 26–23   76,871
October 13 7:00 p.m. Missouri No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN  ALA 39–10   101,821
October 13 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR SECN  MISS 37–33   51,438
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week EightEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 20 Noon Tulsa Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECN W 23–0   56,691
October 20 Noon Auburn Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPN  AUB 31–16   56,885
October 20 3:30 p.m. No. 1 Alabama Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS  ALA 58–21   97,087
October 20 4:00 p.m. Memphis Missouri Farout Field • Columbia, MO SECN W 65–33   52,917
October 20 7:00 p.m. No. 22 Mississippi State No. 5 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN  LSU 19–3   101,340
October 20 7:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 14 Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY SECN  UK 14–7   54,269
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week NineEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 27 Noon Vanderbilt Arkansas Donald W. Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECN  VANDY 45–31   56,251
October 27 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Georgia No. 9 Florida EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) CBS  UGA 36–17   84,463
October 27 4:00 p.m. No. 12 Kentucky Missouri Farout Field • Columbia, MO SECN  UK 15–14   53,397
October 27 7:00 p.m. No. 16 Texas A&M Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN  MISS ST 28–13   57,085
October 27 7:30 p.m. Tennessee South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECN  SCAR 27–24   80,614
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week TenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 3 Noon No. 20 Texas A&M Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN  AUB 28–24   85,945
November 3 Noon South Carolina Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECN  SCAR 48–44   56,798
November 3 3:30 p.m. No. 6 Georgia No. 9 Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY CBS  UGA 34–17   63,543
November 3 4:00 p.m. Missouri No. 11 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SECN  MIZZOU 38–17   80,017
November 3 4:00 p.m. Charlotte Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SECN W 14–3   86,753
November 3 7:30 p.m. Louisiana Tech No. 18 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SECN W 45–3   58,709
November 3 8:00 p.m. No. 1 Alabama No. 3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS  ALA 29–0   102,321
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week ElevenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 10 Noon South Carolina No. 15 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN  FLA 35–31   82,696
November 10 Noon Vanderbilt Missouri Farout Field • Columbia, MO SECN  MIZZOU 33–28   48,342
November 10 Noon Ole Miss Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX CBS  TAMU 38–24   102,618
November 10 3:30 p.m. No. 16 Mississippi State No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, TX (Rivalry) CBS  ALA 24–0   101,821
November 10 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Kentucky Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) SECN  TENN 24–7   95,258
November 10 7:00 p.m. No. 24 Auburn No. 5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN  UGA 27–10   92,746
November 10 7:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) SECN  LSU 24–17   64,135
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week TwelveEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 17 Noon The Citadel No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL SECN W 50–17   101,681
November 17 Noon Middle Tennessee No. 17 Kentucky Kroger Field • Lexington, KY SECN W 34–23   47,535
November 17 Noon Idaho No. 13 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPNU W 63–10   81,467
November 17 Noon Arkansas No. 21 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN  MISS ST 52–6   57,772
November 17 3:30 p.m. Missouri Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS  MIZZOU 50–17   88,224
November 17 4:00 p.m. UMass No. 5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA SECN W 66–27   92,746
November 17 4:00 p.m. Liberty Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL SECN W 53–0   81,129
November 17 7:00 p.m. UAB Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN2 W 41–20   97,584
November 17 7:30 p.m. Rice No. 7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 42–10   100,323
November 17 7:30 p.m. Ole Miss Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SECN  VANDY 36–29 OT   24,866
November 17 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECN W 49–9   72,832
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week ThirteenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 22 7:30 p.m. No. 18 Mississippi State Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPN  MISS ST 35–3   56,561
November 23 2:30 p.m. Arkansas Missouri Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Battle Line Rivalry) CBS  MIZZOU 38–0   52,482
November 24 Noon No. 11 Florida Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Sunshine Showdown) ABC W 41–14   71,953
November 24 Noon No. 5 Georgia Tech Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) SECN W 45–21   92,746
November 24 3:30 p.m. Auburn No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS  ALA 52–21   101,821
November 24 4:00 p.m. Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) SECN  VANDY 38–13   35,887
November 24 7:00 p.m. South Carolina No. 2 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Palmetto Bowl) ESPN L 35–56   81,436
November 24 7:00 p.m. No. 15 Kentucky Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN2 W 56–10   49,988
November 24 7:30 p.m. No. 7 LSU No. 22 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX (Rivalry) SECN  TAMU 74–72 7OT   101,501
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week FourteenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 1[a] Noon Akron South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN W 28–3   53,420
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.

Championship gameEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 1 4:00 pm No. 1 Alabama No. 4 Georgia Mercedes-Benz Stadium • Atlanta, GA CBS  ALA 35–28   77,141
#Rankings from College Football Playoff. All times are in Eastern Time.
^[a] The game between South Carolina and Marshall, originally scheduled for September 15, 2018, was canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence. The Gamecocks scheduled Akron to replace Marshall, as Akron had their game against Nebraska canceled due to inclement weather earlier in the year.[7]

SEC vs other conferencesEdit

SEC vs. Power 5 matchupsEdit

This is a list of teams considered by the SEC as "Power Five" teams for purposes of meeting league requirements that each member play at least one "power" team in non-conference play. In addition to the SEC, the NCAA officially considers all football members of the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and Pac-12, plus independent Notre Dame (a full but non-football ACC member), as "Power Five" teams.

All rankings are from the current AP Poll at the time of the game.

Date Visitor Home Site Significance Score
September 1 No. 1 Alabama Louisville Camping World StadiumOrlando Camping World Kickoff W 51–14
September 1 Ole Miss Texas Tech NRG StadiumHouston, TX AdvoCare Texas Kickoff W 47–27
September 1 Tennessee No. 17 West Virginia Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC Belk Kickoff Game L 14–40
September 1 No. 8 Miami (FL) No. 25 LSU AT&T StadiumArlington, TX Advocare Classic W 33–17
September 1 No. 6 Washington No. 9 Auburn Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game W 21–16
September 8 Clemson Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 26–28
September 8 Mississippi State Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS W 31–10
September 15 Vanderbilt Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN L 17–22
September 15 Missouri Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 40–37
November 24 Georgia Tech No. 5 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate W 45–21
November 24 South Carolina No. 2 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC Palmetto Bowl L 35–56
November 24 No. 17 Kentucky Louisville Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY Governor's Cup W 56–10
November 24 No. 13 Florida Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL Florida–Florida State football rivalry W 41–14

SEC records vs other conferencesEdit

2018-19 records against non-conference foes:

PostseasonEdit

Bowl gamesEdit

(Rankings from final CFP Poll; All times Eastern)

Date Time Bowl Game Site TV SEC Team Opponent Result
January 7, 2019 8:00 p.m. CFP National Championship Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA ESPN No. 1 Alabama (14–0) No. 2 Clemson (14–0) L 16–44
January 1, 2019 8:30 p.m. Sugar Bowl (New Year's Six) Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA ESPN No. 5 Georgia (11–2) No. 15 Texas (9–4) L 21–28
January 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. Fiesta Bowl (New Year's Six) State Farm StadiumGlendale, AZ ESPN No. 11 LSU (9–3) No. 8 UCF (12–0) W 40–32
January 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. Citrus Bowl Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL ABC No. 14 Kentucky (9–3) No. 12 Penn State (9–3) W 27–24
January 1, 2019 12:00 p.m. Outback Bowl Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 No. 18 Mississippi State (8–4) Iowa (8–4) L 22–27
December 31, 2018 7:30 p.m. Gator Bowl TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FL ESPN No. 19 Texas A&M (8–4) NC State (9–3) W 52–13
December 31, 2018 3:45 p.m. Liberty Bowl Liberty BowlMemphis, TN ESPN No. 23 Missouri (8–4) Oklahoma State (6–6) L 33–38
December 29, 2018 8:00 p.m. Orange Bowl (CFP Semifinal) Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN No. 1 Alabama (13–0) No. 4 Oklahoma (12–1) W 45–34
December 29, 2018 12:00 p.m. Peach Bowl (New Year's Six) Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN No. 10 Florida (9–3) No. 7 Michigan (10–2) W 41–15
December 29, 2018 12:00 p.m. Belk Bowl Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC ESPN South Carolina (7–5) Virginia (7–5) L 0–28
December 28, 2018 1:30 p.m. Music City Bowl Nissan StadiumNashville, TN ESPN Auburn (7–5) Purdue (6–6) W 63–14
December 27, 2018 9:00 p.m. Texas Bowl NRG StadiumHouston, TX ESPN Vanderbilt (6–6) Baylor (6–6) L 38–45

Awards and HonorsEdit

Player of the week honorsEdit

Week Offensive Defensive Offensive Line Defensive Line Specialist Freshman
Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position
Week 1 (Sept. 4) Scottie Phillips Ole Miss RB
  • Darrell Williams
  • Jacob Phillips
  • Auburn
  • LSU
LB Cory Little Ole Miss OL
  • Auburn
  • Alabama
DL
  • Luke Logan
  • Cole Tracy
  • Ole Miss
  • LSU
PK Jaylen Waddle Alabama WR/PR
Week 2 (Sept. 10) Kylin Hill Mississippi State RB Josh Allen Kentucky LB Jervontius Stallings Kentucky OG Montez Sweat Mississippi State DE Rodrigo Blankenship Georgia PK Bryce Thompson Tennessee DB
Week 3 (Sept. 17) Joe Burrow LSU QB Christian Miller Alabama LB Elgton Jenkins Mississippi State C Jabari Zuniga Florida DL Cole Tracy (2) LSU PK Jalen Knox Missouri WR
Week 4 (Sept. 24) Tua Tagovailoa Alabama QB Josh Allen (2) Kentucky LB Jervontius Stallings (2) Kentucky OG Isaiah Buggs
Javon Kinlaw
Alabama
South California
DE
DT
Noah Igbinoghene Auburn KR Dameon Pierce Florida RB
Week 5 (Oct. 1) Joe Burrow (2) LSU QB Josh Allen (3) Kentucky LB George Asafo-Adjei Kentucky OT Jachai Polite Florida DL Braden Mann Texas A&M P Evan McPherson Florida PK
Week 6 (Oct. 8) Nick Fitzgerald Mississippi State QB Vosean Joseph Florida LB Ross Pierschbacher Alabama C Montez Sweat (2) Mississippi State DE Braden Mann (2)
Parker White
Texas A&M
South Carolina
P
PK
Jaycee Horn South Carolina DB
Week 7 (Oct. 15) Jordan Ta'amu
Jarrett Guarantano
Ole Miss
Tennessee
QB Devin White LSU LB Jedrick Wills Jr. Alabama RT Kyle Phillips Tennessee DE Cole Tracy (3) LSU PK Evan McPherson (2) Florida PK
Week 8 (Oct. 22) Tua Tagovailoa (2) Alabama QB Grant Delpit LSU S George Asafo-Adjei (2) Kentucky OT Nick Coe (2) Auburn DL Cole Tracy (4) LSU PK Jalen Knox (2) Missouri WR
Week 9 (Oct. 27) Nick Fitzgerald
Jake Fromm
Mississippi State
Georgia
QB Josh Allen (4) Kentucky LB Justin Skule Vanderbilt OT D.J. Wonnum South Carolina DL Lynn Bowden Kentucky KR Dylan Wonnum South Carolina OL
Week 10 (Nov. 4) Drew Lock
D'Andre Swift
Missouri
Georgia
QB
RB
Quinnen Williams Alabama DT Jonah Williams
Andrew Thomas
Alabama
Georgia
OT
OL
Nick Coe (3) Auburn DL Deebo Samuel South Carolina WR (KR) Seth Williams Auburn WR
Week 11 (Nov. 10) D'Andre Swift (2)
Trayveon Williams
Georgia
Texas A&M
RB Darrell Taylor Tennessee LB Martez Ivey Florida OL Quinnen Williams (2) Alabama DL Braden Mann (3) Texas A&M P Daniel Parker Missouri TE
Week 12 (Nov. 19) Drew Lock (2) Missouri QB Johnathan Abram
Josh Paschal
Mississippi State
Kentucky
S
LB
Deion Calhoun Mississippi State OG Dayo Odeyingbo Vanderbilt DL Luke Logan Ole Miss PK Justin Fields Georgia QB
Week 13 (Nov. 25) Kyle Shurmur
Tua Tagovailoa (3)
Vanderbilt
Alabama
QB Jordan Elliot
Devin White (2)
Missouri
LSU
DT
LB
Erik McCoy
Elgton Jenkins (2)
Texas A&M
Mississippi State
C Jeffery Simmons Mississippi State DL Braden Mann (4) Texas A&M P C.J. Bolar Vanderbilt WR

SEC Individual AwardsEdit

The following individuals won the conference's annual player and coach awards:

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Josh Allen, LB, Kentucky
  • Coach of the Year: Mark Stoops, Kentucky
  • Special Teams Player of the Year: Braden Mann, P/K, Texas A&M
  • Freshman Player of the Year: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
  • Newcomer Player of the Year: Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt
  • Jacobs Blocking Trophy: Jonah Allen, OL, Alabama
  • Scholar-Athlete Player of the Year: Hale Hentges, TE, Alabama

Reference:

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National award WinnersEdit

Home game attendanceEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium 101,821[8] 100,495 101,821 101,471 101,821 101,821 101,681 101,821 710,931 101,562 99.75%
Arkansas Razorback Stadium 76,212 63,342 62,355 64,974 51,438A 56,691 56,251 64,135 419,186 59,884 81.97%
Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium 87,451[9] 84,806 86,787 84,188 83,792 84,589 85,945 81,129 591,236 84,462 96.58%
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548[10] 81,164 80,651 80,021 90,283 80,017 82,696 81,467 576,299 82,328 92.98%
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746[11] 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 649,222 92,746 100%
Kentucky Kroger Field 61,000[12] 49,138 48,217 60,037 63,081 54,269 63,543 47,535 385,820 55,117 90.36
LSU Tiger Stadium 102,321[13] 96,883 102,321 100,224 102,321 101,340 102,321 100,323 705,733 100,819 98.53%
Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium 61,337[14] 54,289 56,505 61,406 60,635 57,085 58,709 57,772 406,401 58,057 94.65%
Missouri Faurot Field 60,168[15] 44,019 50,820 58,284 52,917 53,397 48,342 52,482 360,261 51,466 85.54%
Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium 64,038[16] 53,339 62,919 50,417 52,875 56,885 56,798 56,561 389,794 55,685 86.96%
South Carolina Williams–Brice Stadium 80,250[17] 75,126 83,140 73,393 76,871 80,614 72,832 53,420 515,396 73,628 91.75%
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 102,455[18] 96,464 87,074 100,027 97,087 86,753 95,258 88,224 650,887 92,984 90.76%
Texas A&M Kyle Field 102,512[19] 95,855 104,794 96,727 99,829 102,618 97,584 101,501 698,908 99,844 97.40%
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 40,550[20] 25,348 25,676 26,078 27,340 31,118 24,866 35,887 196,313 28,045 69.16%

^A Game played at Arkansas' secondary home stadium War Memorial Stadium, capacity: 54,120.[21]

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