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1972 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 66-44-2, .598 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 13.00 (1st of 13) ▪ SOS: 9.60 (1st of 13)

Conference Champion: Alabama

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana State, Mississippi and Tennessee)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, 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 10 2 0 .833 7 1 0 .875 33.8 12.5 25.60 10.19
Auburn 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 19.0 12.8 19.16 11.61
Tennessee 10 2 0 .833 5 2 0 .714 24.8 8.3 20.53 7.45
Louisiana State 9 2 1 .792 4 2 1 .643 21.0 12.1 19.14 9.97
Georgia 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 15.8 14.8 14.58 12.58
Florida 5 5 1 .500 3 3 1 .500 19.8 13.1 16.86 12.77
Mississippi 5 5 0 .500 2 5 0 .286 19.2 14.2 10.97 8.07
Kentucky 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 11.9 21.1 3.03 9.57
Mississippi State 4 7 0 .364 1 6 0 .143 17.9 23.1 4.43 7.88
Vanderbilt 3 8 0 .273 0 6 0 .000 11.7 22.1 -4.28 5.90

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Auburn         17 9 14 12 11 11 11 10 9 6 5
Alabama 7 5 7 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 7
Tennessee 15 7 5 4 10 11 10 14 13 13 13 12 12 11 8
Louisiana State 11 9 8 9 8 8 7 6 6 6 8 8 11 10 11
Georgia 17 16 16                        
Mississippi 16 19 20 17 18                    

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 17 Alabama 13 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1972-12-30 Bluebonnet Bowl Tennessee 24 Louisiana State 17 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1972-12-30 Gator Bowl Auburn 24 Colorado 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bert Jones* (Louisiana State) 50.5
2. Norris Weese (Mississippi) 47.2
3. David Bowden (Florida) 47.2
4. Rockey Felker (Mississippi State) 46.0
5. James McKay (Kentucky) 43.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bert Jones* (Louisiana State) 7.0
2. David Bowden (Florida) 6.5
3. Rockey Felker (Mississippi State) 6.2
4. Norris Weese (Mississippi) 5.6
5. James McKay (Kentucky) 4.8

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bert Jones* (Louisiana State) 6.9
2. David Bowden (Florida) 5.2
3. Rockey Felker (Mississippi State) 3.8
4. Norris Weese (Mississippi) 3.7
5. James McKay (Kentucky) 1.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bert Jones* (Louisiana State) 124.4
2. David Bowden (Florida) 108.3
3. Norris Weese (Mississippi) 102.0
4. Rockey Felker (Mississippi State) 96.4
5. James McKay (Kentucky) 68.7

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Wayne Wheeler (Alabama) 19.1
2. Willie Jackson (Florida) 17.3
3. Bob Burns (Georgia) 16.9
4. Bill Buckley (Mississippi State) 16.5
5. Gerald Keigley* (Louisiana State) 16.2
6. Tommy Strahan (Mississippi State) 14.7
7. Nat Moore (Florida) 14.0
8. Brad Boyd* (Louisiana State) 13.8
9. Butch Veazey (Mississippi) 12.9
10. Jack Alvarez (Kentucky) 11.9