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Which SEC Fans Had The Best 2012? We Rank ‘Em From Alabama To Auburn

gfx - by the numbersIn the past, we’ve done the little exercise you’re about to see at the end of each school year.  But on New Year’s Eve we thought: Why not just look at which fans enjoyed the best calendar year?  And that’s what we’ve tried to break down below.

We kept things awfully simple, looking only at the games and titles won between January 1st, 2012 and yesterday, December 31st, 2012.  We looked only at the two revenue sports on SEC campuses — which also happen to be the two sports we cover around here — football and men’s basketball.

We handed out a point for each basketball win in 2012 and three points for every football win (because there are about three times as many basketball games played).  We also awarded five bonus points for any fanbase that got to see its team play in a bowl game or in the NCAA Tournament in 2012.  We gave a three-point bonus for an NIT bid.  The bonuses only got bigger from there:

 

* 10 points for a conference basketball tournament title

* 25 points for a conference title in football or basketball

* 50 point for a national title in football or basketball

 

For you Missouri and Texas A&M fans, yes, we counted Big XII accomplishments in this mix.

So which fans enjoyed the happiest 2012 in terms of victories, title and bragging rights?  Here ya go…

 

  School   FB Points   BB Points   Bowl Bid   NCAA Bid   NIT Bid   Tourn. Title   Conf. Title   Nat. Title   Total Points
  Alabama   39   18   5   5   0   0   25   50   142
  Kentucky   6   33   0   5   0   0   25   50   119
  Florida   36   24   5   5   0   0   0   0   70
  Vanderbilt   27   21   5   5   0   10   0   0   68
  LSU   30   15   10   0   3   0   0   0   58
  Missouri   15   27   0   5   0   10   0   0   57
  S. Carolina   33   12   5   0   0   0   0   0   50
  Georgia   33   11   5   0   0   0   0   0   49
  Texas A&M   30   14   0   0   0   0   0   0   44
  Ole Miss   18   21   3   0   0   0   0   0   42
  Miss. State   24   12   0   0   3   0   0   0   39
  Tennessee   15   21   0   0   3   0   0   0   39
  Arkansas   15   15   5   0   0   0   0   0   35
  Auburn   9   11   0   0   0   0   0   0   20

 

It should be noted that Alabama won the 2011 national football championship with a victory in the BCS title game last January.  So while the Crimson Tide technically won the crown for 2011, the team won it on the field in 2012 and that’s when they’re fans rejoiced.

For those wondering about the actual victory totals, here’s how each team did during the calendar year of 2012 (listed in alphabetical order):

 

  School   Football Record   Basketball Record
  Alabama   13-1   18-14
  Arkansas   5-8   16-15
  Auburn   3-9   11-20
  Florida   12-1   24-10
  Georgia   11-3   11-19
  Kentucky   2-10   33-5
  LSU   10-4   16-14
  Miss. State   8-4   12-17
  Missouri   5-7   27-7
  Ole Miss   6-6   21-10
  S. Carolina   11-2   12-18
  Tennessee   5-7   21-12
  Texas A&M   10-2   14-18
  Vanderbilt   9-4   21-13

 


5 comments
jc23
jc23

Love this!  As a Vol fan, it's nice knowing we aren't the most poor, lonely, decrip base out there.  Thanks Cuonzo & last year's boys for saving that a bit

Ag In FM
Ag In FM like.author.displayName 1 Like

How about adding * 50 points for leaving the Big Whatever Conference and *75 points for joining the SEC? I will tell you that Aggie fans had a very enjoyable year!

buddha22
buddha22

@Ag In FM I'd agree, those points absolutely should be factored in!!!

SpencerMoore
SpencerMoore

Mizzou basketball was 30-5 last year, not 27-7.

GarrettDenzer
GarrettDenzer

 @SpencerMoore MU Basketball was 27 - 7 in the 2012 Calendar year.  During last season, 17 - 5 in 2012 and 10-2 this season at the end of the year.

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