SEC Bowl Participant Payouts: Since 1999

(Sorted by average amount brought in by a school, per season)

(Individual bowl game amounts were compiled using figures provided by collegefootballpoll.com).

 

First, a couple notes . . .

  • For the 2005-2006 bowl season, Georgia’s bowl payout was listed at $14-17 million. They lost to West Virginia, so we will use the $14 million figure.
  • For the 2006-2007 bowl season, LSU’s bowl payout was listed at $14-17 million. They defeated Notre Dame, so we will use the $17 million figure.
  • For the 2006-2007 bowl season, Florida’s bowl payout was listed at $14-17 million. They defeated Ohio State, so we will use the $17 million figure.
  • For the 2009-2010 bowl season, Alabama was the automatic bid; Florida was an at large. As such, Florida is listed as having $6 million, the proper amount for a second team from the same conference.
  • For the 2010-2011 bowl season, Auburn was the automatic bid; Arkansas was an at large. As such, Arkansas is listed as having $6 million, the proper amount for a second team from the same conference.
  • For the 2011-2012 bowl season, LSU was the automatic bid; Alabama was an at large. As such, Alabama is listed as having $6 million, the proper amount for a second team from the same conference.

 

Its no surprise that the most successful teams in the SEC, in terms of bowl appearances, have been LSU and Florida. Both teams have multiple BCS National Championship appearances since the 1999-2000 season. Alabama fans may wonder why the Crimson Tide are so low, but remembering back to the Mike Shula era, the team was not very successful. Vanderbilt is a distant last, but with the hire of James Franklin, that could all change in the coming years. Kentucky appears to be a program on the way down, but they still have been to six bowls since the 1999-2000 season, primarily under Rich Brooks.

 

This year, Texas A&M and Missouri join the SEC, bringing the total to 14 teams, with seven in each division. The Aggies will join the West Division, while the Tigers will join the East Division. Expect each of those teams to have a good shot at making a bowl game in their first season as SEC members.

 

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