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1940 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 74-43-6, .626 W-L% (1st of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.22 (3rd of 10) ▪ SOS: 1.96 (5th of 10)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Mississippi and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Mississippi State and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tennessee 10 1 0 .909 5 0 0 1.000 30.2 4.1 19.06 0.97
Mississippi State 10 0 1 .955 4 0 1 .900 22.5 5.3 14.27 -1.28
Mississippi 9 2 0 .818 3 1 0 .750 22.8 9.1 9.46 -1.72
Alabama 7 2 0 .778 4 2 0 .667 18.4 8.9 9.75 0.31
Auburn 6 4 1 .591 3 2 1 .583 15.5 13.9 7.13 5.49
Louisiana State 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 13.9 11.2 5.90 3.70
Georgia 5 4 1 .550 2 3 1 .417 20.9 13.4 5.62 0.92
Kentucky 5 3 2 .600 1 2 2 .400 19.0 10.7 3.94 -0.96
Florida 5 5 0 .500 2 3 0 .400 13.6 14.1 1.76 3.06
Tulane 5 5 0 .500 1 3 0 .250 14.4 12.6 6.49 6.49
Georgia Tech 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 13.9 16.0 2.34 4.94
Vanderbilt 3 6 1 .350 0 5 1 .083 10.1 9.8 0.88 1.58

AP Poll Summary

School 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 Final
Tennessee 5 5 7 5 5 6 6 4
Mississippi State     20 19 15 16 11 9
Alabama         14 17 17  
Mississippi 13 14     17 11    

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1941-01-01 Orange Bowl Mississippi State 14 Georgetown 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1941-01-01 Sugar Bowl Boston College 19 Tennessee 13 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)