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History of whiffs for SEC champion projection

07/14/2014 1:47 PM

07/15/2014 12:54 PM

If your favorite SEC football team is projected as conference champion, pencil in a Capital One or Music City bowl season.

The projections have been that bad.

The last five picks have been whiffs. Last year, when Alabama was the pick, Auburn defeated Missouri in the SEC title game.

LSU got the preseason nod in 2012, when Alabama won it. ’Bama was selected in 2010 and 2011 and the winners were Auburn and LSU, although the Crimson Tide won the BCS National Championship for 2011.

The media vote got it right in 2007 and 2008 when LSU and Florida won titles, but the previous 11 projections were wrong.

This season, projections, along with the preseason All-SEC team, will be announced on Thursday.

Year

Champion

Projected

1992

Alabama

Florida

1993

Florida

Alabama

1994

Florida

Florida

1995

Florida

Florida

1996

Florida

Tennessee

1997

Tennessee

Florida

1998

Tennessee

Florida

1999

Alabama

Tennessee

2000

Florida

Alabama

2001

LSU

Florida

2002

Georgia

Tennessee

2003

LSU

Auburn

2004

Auburn

Georgia

2005

Georgia

Tennessee

2006

Florida

Auburn

2007

LSU

LSU

2008

Florida

Florida

2009

Alabama

Florida

2010

Auburn

Alabama

2011

LSU

Alabama

2012

Alabama

LSU

2013

Auburn

Alabama

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