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1985 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 68-38-9, .630 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.25 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 5.54 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Tennessee

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida 9 1 1 .864 5 1 0 .833 26.0 14.7 17.16 7.07
Tennessee 9 1 2 .833 5 1 0 .833 27.1 11.7 19.54 6.96
Alabama 9 2 1 .792 4 1 1 .750 26.5 15.1 17.95 7.62
Louisiana State 9 2 1 .792 4 1 1 .750 18.9 11.2 10.33 3.33
Georgia 7 3 2 .667 3 2 1 .583 24.8 14.3 13.58 6.17
Auburn 8 4 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 28.7 17.3 15.03 7.70
Mississippi 4 6 1 .409 2 4 0 .333 19.1 25.1 0.65 4.83
Vanderbilt 3 7 1 .318 1 4 1 .250 15.1 28.0 -6.63 3.91
Kentucky 5 6 0 .455 1 5 0 .167 17.6 19.2 3.04 3.50
Mississippi State 5 6 0 .455 0 6 0 .000 23.4 26.2 1.80 4.35

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/3 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 Final
Tennessee           16 14 20 16 19 19 18 16 10 8 8 4
Florida 5 5 3 11 11 11 7 5 2 2 1 11 9 6 6 6 5
Alabama     20 16 15 12 10 15     20 20     15 15 13
Louisiana State 13 13 12 9 8 8 20 17 18 16 15 19 17 13 12 12 20
Auburn 2 2 1 1 1 14 12 8 6 6 13 14 10 7 16 16  
Georgia           18 18 16   18 17 12 20 20      

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1986-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M 36 Auburn 16 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1986-01-01 Sugar Bowl Tennessee 35 Miami (FL) 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1985-12-28 Aloha Bowl Alabama 24 Southern California 3 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1985-12-28 Sun Bowl Georgia 13 Arizona 13 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1985-12-27 Liberty Bowl Baylor 21 Louisiana State 7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 62.5
2. Jeff Wickersham (Louisiana State) 60.4
3. Mike Shula (Alabama) 60.3
4. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 57.6
5. John Gromos (Vanderbilt) 55.4
6. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 45.8

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 9.3
2. Mike Shula (Alabama) 8.8
3. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 7.5
4. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 7.5
5. John Gromos (Vanderbilt) 6.6
6. Jeff Wickersham (Louisiana State) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 9.5
2. Mike Shula (Alabama) 8.6
3. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 6.8
4. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 6.4
5. Jeff Wickersham (Louisiana State) 5.3
6. John Gromos (Vanderbilt) 5.1

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 159.4
2. Mike Shula (Alabama) 150.0
3. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 122.9
4. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 115.5
5. Jeff Wickersham (Louisiana State) 112.0
6. John Gromos (Vanderbilt) 110.9

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Brent Fullwood (Auburn) 7.4
2. Keith Henderson (Georgia) 6.8
3. Bo Jackson (Auburn) 6.4
4. Gene Jelks (Alabama) 6.3
5. Lars Tate (Georgia) 6.0
6. Tim Worley (Georgia) 5.4
7. Garry James (Louisiana State) 5.4
8. David McCluskey (Georgia) 5.1
9. Bobby Humphrey (Alabama) 5.1
10. Tommie Agee (Auburn) 5.0