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1998 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 80-62, .563 W-L% (5th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.52 (4th of 11) ▪ SOS: 3.62 (4th of 11)

Division Champions: Tennessee (East) and Mississippi State (West)
Conference Champion: Tennessee (Won Championship Game 24-14)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Tennessee 13 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 33.2 14.5 19.96 4.42
Florida 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 31.7 13.8 17.02 2.52
Georgia 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 24.3 18.5 7.51 2.68
Kentucky 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 35.9 31.3 6.60 3.77
Vanderbilt 2 9 .182 1 7 .125 12.9 33.5 -11.23 4.04
South Carolina 1 10 .091 0 8 .000 18.8 30.0 -6.96 3.32
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Arkansas 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 32.5 18.9 12.82 1.98
Mississippi State 8 5 .615 6 2 .750 26.9 19.7 6.21 2.06
Alabama 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 20.9 23.9 5.38 6.05
Mississippi 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 23.3 22.8 1.46 -0.04
Louisiana State 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 30.6 25.4 5.75 4.57
Auburn 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 15.1 21.4 1.78 8.14

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Tennessee 10 8 6 4 3 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Florida 3 3 2 8 8 6 5 5 6 5 4 4 8 7 7 5
Georgia 19 15 12 13 12 7 13 11 11 19 17 14 12 19 19 14
Arkansas         22 20 17 15 14 11 10 9 13 11 11 16
Alabama     24 22                        
Auburn 25                              
Louisiana State 9 7 7 6 6 11 21                  
Mississippi State     25         24         25 23 25  

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1999-01-04 Fiesta Bowl Tennessee 23 Florida State 16 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1999-01-02 Orange Bowl Florida 31 Syracuse 10 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1999-01-01 Citrus Bowl Michigan 45 Arkansas 31 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1999-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 38 Mississippi State 11 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1999-01-01 Outback Bowl Penn State 26 Kentucky 14 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1998-12-31 Independence Bowl Mississippi 35 Texas Tech 18 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
1998-12-31 Peach Bowl Georgia 35 Virginia 33 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1998-12-29 Music City Bowl Virginia Tech 38 Alabama 7 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 72.3
2. Herb Tyler (Louisiana State) 61.2
3. Quincy Carter (Georgia) 60.7
4. Tee Martin (Tennessee) 57.3
5. Romaro Miller (Mississippi) 56.4
6. Doug Johnson (Florida) 56.2
7. Andrew Zow (Alabama) 55.9
8. Clint Stoerner (Arkansas) 53.5
9. Anthony Wright (South Carolina) 53.1
10. Wayne Madkin (Mississippi State) 48.2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 153.3
2. Herb Tyler (Louisiana State) 147.2
3. Clint Stoerner (Arkansas) 146.7
4. Doug Johnson (Florida) 145.2
5. Tee Martin (Tennessee) 144.4
6. Quincy Carter (Georgia) 140.1
7. Andrew Zow (Alabama) 129.2
8. Wayne Madkin (Mississippi State) 122.1
9. Romaro Miller (Mississippi) 119.4
10. Anthony Wright (South Carolina) 116.3

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Anthony Lucas (Arkansas) 23.3
2. Travis McGriff (Florida) 19.4
3. Travis Taylor (Florida) 18.3
4. Kevin Prentiss (Mississippi State) 17.9
5. Cedrick Wilson (Tennessee) 16.9
6. Calvin Hall (Alabama) 16.3
7. Nafis Karim (Florida) 16.2
8. Clifton Robinson (Auburn) 16.0
9. Champ Bailey (Georgia) 15.8
10. Craig Yeast (Kentucky) 15.4

Total Yards Per Play

1. Tim Couch (Kentucky) 6.7