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1953 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 62-49-17, .551 W-L% (2nd of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.18 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.03 (5th of 11)

Conference Champion: Alabama

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech and Kentucky)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 6 3 3 .625 4 0 3 .786 14.8 12.7 4.92 2.83
Georgia Tech 9 2 1 .792 4 1 1 .750 24.0 9.3 12.52 1.52
Kentucky 7 2 1 .750 4 1 1 .750 20.1 11.6 11.69 3.79
Mississippi 7 2 1 .750 4 1 1 .750 23.6 11.3 13.64 2.84
Auburn 7 3 1 .682 4 2 1 .643 24.5 15.7 9.59 3.13
Mississippi State 5 2 3 .650 3 1 3 .643 19.6 11.9 10.92 3.82
Tennessee 6 4 1 .591 3 2 1 .583 21.8 13.9 5.79 1.07
Louisiana State 5 3 3 .591 2 3 3 .438 17.6 14.5 7.79 5.15
Florida 3 5 2 .400 1 3 2 .333 20.0 11.3 4.57 2.67
Vanderbilt 3 7 0 .300 1 5 0 .167 13.1 25.8 -6.57 2.13
Georgia 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 14.1 22.7 -5.39 2.97
Tulane 1 8 1 .150 0 7 0 .000 12.9 22.8 -7.34 4.46

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 Final
Georgia Tech 3 9 10 6 4 8 6 5 12 10 8
Alabama 5           20   11   13
Kentucky         16 19 14 13 13 13 16
Auburn       19     15 20 14 16 17
Florida 15                    
Georgia   18                  
Louisiana State   19 14   14            
Mississippi   15       18 12 11      
Mississippi State   11 13 20              
Tennessee 17             18      

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1954-01-01 Cotton Bowl Rice 28 Alabama 6 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1954-01-01 Gator Bowl Texas Tech 35 Auburn 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1954-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia Tech 42 West Virginia 19 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)