The SEC has historically been one of – if not THE – premier conferences in college football.
Sorting out the No. 3 and No. 4 slots can be tough, but No. 1 and No. 2 aren’t as difficult.
Alabama and Tennessee are the clear favorites for the most successful programs throughout the SEC’s ten decades of history. Both have a long list of national championships, conference titles, games won, Top 25 seasons, All-American players and more.
NO. 4 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM OF ALL TIME: FLORIDA
While they have experienced a lot of success, Florida has also experienced intermediate spurts of good cycles and bad cycles.
Another thing that hurts the Gators is they don’t have a long history of dominance as a program. However, Gator dominance does start with Steve Spurrier’s reign as head coach and continues through Urban Meyer.
NO. 3 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM OF ALL TIME: LSU
Nick Saban started the Tigers’ recent surge back to national prominence, and Les Miles has continued it. The two account for 2 of the team’s 3 national titles.
The Tigers also experienced dominance in the ‘50s and ‘60s, unlike Florida. Overall, LSU’s history is pretty impressive and nationally underrated.
NO. 2 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM OF ALL TIME: TENNESSEE
The Vols have experienced a lot of success in the past, though it has been down in recent years.
The Vols started their dominance off under Gen. Robert Neyland, and then coaches Johnny Majors and Phillip Fulmer followed. Neyland won eight of UT’s 13 conference titles all by himself.
Historically, the Vols have owned the Eastern division, outperforming rivals Georgia and Florida across almost every statistic.
NO. 1 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM OF ALL TIME: ALABAMA
Alabama is the most accomplished college football program – not only in the conference but probably throughout the nation.
Head coaches Nick Saban and Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant have created a history of SEC and national titles. In fact, the two have combined for 15 in total (depending on who you ask). If you do, it averages out to about one national championship every eight years.
But still, there is no disputing the Tide have won more national championships than any other school by a wide margin.