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1971 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 73-41-1, .639 W-L% (1st of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 12.41 (2nd of 13) ▪ SOS: 8.28 (2nd of 13)

Conference Champion: Alabama

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 11 1 0 .917 7 0 0 1.000 30.7 10.2 27.66 11.91
Georgia 11 1 0 .917 5 1 0 .833 30.0 9.6 22.22 5.47
Auburn 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 30.5 16.5 18.69 8.42
Mississippi 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 30.3 18.5 16.57 6.07
Tennessee 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 22.5 10.1 16.33 6.16
Louisiana State 9 3 0 .750 3 2 0 .600 29.4 12.8 20.87 8.29
Vanderbilt 4 6 1 .409 1 5 0 .167 12.4 18.9 1.07 5.62
Florida 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 15.8 27.1 4.13 10.31
Kentucky 3 8 0 .273 1 6 0 .143 13.1 25.8 -1.83 8.63
Mississippi State 2 9 0 .182 1 7 0 .125 10.9 28.3 -1.65 11.90

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22 11/29 12/6 Final
Alabama 16 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 4
Georgia 18 11 14 11 10 8 8 7 7 7 8 7 7 6 7
Tennessee 8 8 9 12 13 14 18 16 11 11 11 11 12 9 9
Louisiana State 9   18 16 16 12 13 11 18 20 14 10 10 11 11
Auburn 6 7 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 6 5 12
Mississippi                     20 18 18 17 15

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1972-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 38 Alabama 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1972-01-01 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 40 Auburn 22 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1971-12-31 Gator Bowl Georgia 7 North Carolina 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1971-12-30 Peach Bowl Mississippi 41 Georgia Tech 18 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1971-12-20 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 14 Arkansas 13 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1971-12-18 Sun Bowl Louisiana State 33 Iowa State 15 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 56.0
2. John Reaves (Florida) 54.2
3. Hal Chealander (Mississippi State) 42.6

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 7.0
2. Hal Chealander (Mississippi State) 6.0
3. John Reaves (Florida) 5.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 6.5
2. John Reaves (Florida) 4.2
3. Hal Chealander (Mississippi State) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Pat Sullivan* (Auburn) 127.8
2. John Reaves (Florida) 107.8
3. Hal Chealander (Mississippi State) 80.8

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe LaBue (Alabama) 6.4
2. Steve Bisceglia (Alabama) 5.9
3. Johnny Musso (Alabama) 5.7
4. Tommy Lowry* (Auburn) 5.6
5. Bill Rudder (Tennessee) 5.3
6. Bob Honeycutt (Georgia) 5.1
7. Jimmy Poulos (Georgia) 5.1
8. Ellis Beck (Alabama) 5.1
9. Andy Johnson (Georgia) 5.0
10. Art Cantrelle (Louisiana State) 4.9

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Andy Hamilton (Louisiana State) 19.0
2. Tommy Strahan (Mississippi State) 16.5
3. Terry Beasley* (Auburn) 15.8
4. Riley Myers* (Mississippi) 15.1
5. Dick Schmalz* (Auburn) 14.9
6. David Bailey (Alabama) 13.6
7. Eric Hoggatt (Mississippi State) 13.0
8. Carlos Alvarez (Florida) 12.9
9. Willie Jackson (Florida) 12.3
10. Jim Yancey (Florida) 12.2