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1965 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-47-5, .573 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.41 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 11.10 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Alabama

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Louisiana State and Tennessee)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 9 1 1 .864 6 1 1 .813 23.3 9.7 24.39 11.02
Florida 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 21.7 13.5 16.86 10.68
Mississippi 7 4 0 .636 6 3 0 .667 16.3 10.5 17.41 11.50
Auburn 5 5 1 .500 4 2 1 .643 15.6 15.9 11.13 11.04
Tennessee 8 1 2 .818 2 1 2 .600 20.0 8.9 22.37 11.46
Louisiana State 8 3 0 .727 3 3 0 .500 24.1 14.9 16.37 11.00
Kentucky 6 4 0 .600 3 3 0 .500 20.2 16.0 14.92 11.42
Georgia 6 4 0 .600 2 3 0 .400 18.6 15.8 13.79 11.19
Mississippi State 4 6 0 .400 1 5 0 .167 20.2 17.2 7.29 7.89
Vanderbilt 2 7 1 .250 1 5 0 .167 8.5 18.0 3.05 11.55
Tulane 2 8 0 .200 1 5 0 .167 7.1 26.8 -0.04 13.36

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 Final
Alabama 5           10 5 5 5 5 4 1
Tennessee                 8   9 7 7
Louisiana State 8 7 5     9 5           8
Florida   8   10 9 8 7     10      
Georgia     10 4 5 10              
Kentucky   10 6         10 10        
Mississippi State       9 10                

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1966-01-01 Cotton Bowl Louisiana State 14 Arkansas 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1966-01-01 Orange Bowl Alabama 39 Nebraska 28 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1966-01-01 Sugar Bowl Missouri 20 Florida 18 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1965-12-18 Bluebonnet Bowl Tennessee 27 Tulsa 6 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1965-12-18 Liberty Bowl Mississippi 13 Auburn 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 60.6
2. Rick Norton (Kentucky) 52.8
3. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 51.6
4. Ashby Cook (Mississippi State) 48.1
5. Bobby Duhon (Tulane) 42.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 9.1
2. Rick Norton (Kentucky) 8.5
3. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 6.6
4. Ashby Cook (Mississippi State) 6.4
5. Bobby Duhon (Tulane) 5.3

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 9.5
2. Rick Norton (Kentucky) 6.2
3. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 5.5
4. Ashby Cook (Mississippi State) 5.4
5. Bobby Duhon (Tulane) 2.4

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Sloan (Alabama) 153.8
2. Rick Norton (Kentucky) 126.4
3. Steve Spurrier (Florida) 114.0
4. Ashby Cook (Mississippi State) 109.3
5. Bobby Duhon (Tulane) 82.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Larry Seiple (Kentucky) 23.5
2. Freddie Hyatt (Auburn) 17.5
3. Rick Kestner (Kentucky) 16.4
4. Doug Moreau (Louisiana State) 16.1
5. Don Saget (Mississippi State) 15.5
6. Ray Perkins (Alabama) 14.7
7. Hal Wantland (Tennessee) 14.5
8. Jack Harper (Florida) 14.4
9. Lanis O'Steen (Tulane) 14.3
10. Johnny Mills (Tennessee) 14.3