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1986 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 70-45-2, .607 W-L% (1st of 10) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 6.26 (2nd of 10) ▪ SOS: 2.46 (3rd of 10)

Conference Champion: Louisiana State

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Louisiana State 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 25.5 15.4 14.24 6.08
Auburn 10 2 0 .833 4 2 0 .667 32.9 10.2 15.70 -0.05
Alabama 10 3 0 .769 4 2 0 .667 27.0 12.5 17.24 5.93
Mississippi 8 3 1 .708 4 2 0 .667 20.0 13.9 5.23 -1.77
Georgia 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 25.8 19.4 9.62 3.29
Tennessee 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 24.4 20.8 2.48 -0.19
Florida 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 20.3 15.7 9.37 5.83
Mississippi State 6 5 0 .545 2 4 0 .333 17.7 25.0 -2.06 1.58
Kentucky 5 5 1 .500 2 4 0 .333 20.7 18.8 2.04 1.40
Vanderbilt 1 10 0 .091 0 6 0 .000 17.5 31.5 -11.26 2.47

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Auburn 14 9 10 8 7 7 7 7 5 9 8 15 14 10 6
Alabama 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 8 6 11 9 7 13 9
Louisiana State 15 14 8 18 18 16 12 12 12 18 12 8 5 5 10
Florida 13 13 13                        
Georgia 16 19 14             19   20 18 17  
Mississippi                     20        
Mississippi State           19 13 13 19            
Tennessee 10 8                          

6 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1987-01-01 Citrus Bowl Auburn 16 Southern California 7 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1987-01-01 Sugar Bowl Nebraska 30 Louisiana State 15 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1986-12-29 Liberty Bowl Tennessee 21 Minnesota 14 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1986-12-25 Sun Bowl Alabama 28 Washington 6 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1986-12-23 Hall of Fame Bowl Boston College 27 Georgia 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1986-12-20 Independence Bowl Mississippi 20 Texas Tech 17 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jeff Francis (Tennessee) 64.4
2. Tommy Hodson (Louisiana State) 60.8
3. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 59.0
4. Jeff Burger (Auburn) 56.8
5. James Jackson (Georgia) 55.2
6. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 54.1
7. Mike Shula (Alabama) 54.0
8. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 49.2
9. Mark Young (Mississippi) 48.9

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jeff Francis (Tennessee) 8.0
2. Tommy Hodson (Louisiana State) 7.9
3. James Jackson (Georgia) 7.7
4. Jeff Burger (Auburn) 6.1
5. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 5.4
6. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 5.2
7. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 4.9
8. Mark Young (Mississippi) 4.9
9. Mike Shula (Alabama) 4.6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tommy Hodson (Louisiana State) 142.9
2. Jeff Francis (Tennessee) 142.1
3. James Jackson (Georgia) 133.5
4. Jeff Burger (Auburn) 123.5
5. Mike Shula (Alabama) 112.6
6. Kerwin Bell (Florida) 112.1
7. Don Smith (Mississippi State) 109.1
8. Bill Ransdell (Kentucky) 108.6
9. Mark Young (Mississippi) 106.9

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. J.R. Ambrose (Mississippi) 27.2
2. Michael Robinson (Mississippi State) 26.8
3. Cornell Burbage (Kentucky) 23.1
4. Kerry Watkins (Florida) 23.0
5. Anthony Miller (Tennessee) 21.8
6. Mark Johnson (Vanderbilt) 21.6
7. Jeff Mayes (Vanderbilt) 21.4
8. Bobby Humphrey (Alabama) 18.1
9. Willie Goodloe (Mississippi) 17.5