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Chad504boy
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When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


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itawambadog
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


I'm thinking Tennesse in 97.





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EmperorGout
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


Didn't Florida get the living hell beat out of them in a title game in the 90's





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Wincrimson
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


When FSU beat UF in a Sugar Bowl?

I'm unsure but that's the only recent game that comes to mind.






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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


Good question. I know LSU has never lost a championship game in the 3 major sports.





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Chad504boy
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


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I'm thinking Tennesse in 97.

Was that football or basketball?






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NorthshoreTiger76
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


Tennessee lost to Nebraska in 1997 (football)





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danfraz
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


A SEC hasn't lost a BCS championship game so it must be Florida vs Nebraska?

hard thing is there wasn't really a "game" that was titled the NCG before 98






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jw5587
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


I think the Florida/Neb game.





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danfraz
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


January 2, 1998 - Orange Bowl, (National Championship): Nebraska (Big 12 champion, Bowl Alliance #2) 42, Tennessee (SEC champion, Bowl Alliance #3) 17


"The Bowl Alliance" National Championship game- geesh, I don't remember UT getting thumped like that, Mannings senior year?






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Aubie83
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I'm thinking Tennesse in 97.


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Tennessee lost to Nebraska in 1997 (football)


UT was ranked # 3 but I doubt they would have been crowned champions even if they had beaten Nebraska...this is the year the title was split between #1 Michigan and #2 Nebraska...So I don't know if this could be considered and SEC loss as far as championships go...






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Expert
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hard thing is there wasn't really a "game" that was titled the NCG before 98



There were plenty of games called the "National Championship Game" but these are the only matchups of 1 vs 2.

AP 1 vs 2






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danfraz
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There were plenty of games called the "National Championship Game" but these are the only matchups of 1 vs 2


1 vs 2 is really what I meant

Nov. 30, 1996 No. 2 Florida State def. No. 1 Florida 24-21 would be the last then







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blueridgeTiger
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re: When was the last time an SEC team lost a championship game?


Texas Western over Kentucky - 1966 NCAA finals


This post was edited on 12/30 at 12:17 pm


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BamaInHsv
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Hopefully not January 7th, 2010.





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RollTide1987
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1 vs 2 is really what I meant

Nov. 30, 1996 No. 2 Florida State def. No. 1 Florida 24-21 would be the last then



This is where it gets tricky, though. On January 1, 1997, #3 Florida and #1 Florida State met again in the Sugar Bowl. This time Florida won the game 52-20 and was crowned national champions.

The last time an SEC team lost the national championship game was January 1, 1996 when #1 Nebraska DESTROYED #2 Florida 62-24.






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