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1980 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-50-0, .561 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.80 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.99 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Georgia

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 12 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 27.8 11.4 19.48 5.64
Alabama 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 29.3 8.2 23.80 7.39
Mississippi State 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 25.1 20.6 12.92 7.25
Florida 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 21.3 15.5 13.72 8.89
Louisiana State 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 19.4 17.5 10.78 8.32
Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 23.3 17.2 10.16 8.62
Mississippi 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 23.9 24.2 4.70 8.79
Kentucky 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 15.2 25.5 0.59 8.50
Auburn 5 6 0 .455 0 6 0 .000 21.4 21.6 7.50 8.05
Vanderbilt 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 12.7 32.0 -5.66 8.43

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Georgia 16 12 10 10 8 6 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Alabama 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 8 9 8 9 6
Mississippi State                   19 19 17 16 16 17 19
Auburn 19 18 19 18                        
Florida         19         20 20 19 18      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-01-01 Cotton Bowl Alabama 30 Baylor 2 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1981-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1980-12-27 Sun Bowl Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1980-12-20 Tangerine Bowl Florida 35 Maryland 20 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 54.9
2. Wayne Peace (Florida) 50.6
3. Buck Belue (Georgia) 49.4
4. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 41.6

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 8.4
2. Wayne Peace (Florida) 7.1
3. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 6.6
4. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 7.2
2. Wayne Peace (Florida) 5.4
3. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 4.4
4. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 1.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 131.8
2. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 111.6
3. Wayne Peace (Florida) 109.0
4. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 72.1

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Ken Toler (Mississippi) 20.5
2. Tyrone Young (Florida) 19.5
3. Byron Franklin (Auburn) 18.7
4. Alan Watson (Kentucky) 17.9
5. Anthony Hancock (Tennessee) 17.6
6. Breck Tyler (Mississippi) 16.2
7. Cris Collinsworth (Florida) 15.0
8. Wamon Buggs (Vanderbilt) 12.1
9. Jim Campbell (Kentucky) 11.9
10. Chris Faulkner (Florida) 10.8

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Willie Gault (Tennessee) 3