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2000 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 80-63, .559 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.32 (4th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.04 (5th of 12)

Division Champions: Florida (East) and Auburn (West)
Conference Champion: Florida (Won Championship Game 28-6)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
East W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida 10 3 .769 7 1 .875 36.0 21.0 17.61 6.23
Georgia 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 27.6 17.7 9.97 1.80
South Carolina 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 23.6 15.1 9.69 2.86
Tennessee 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 31.7 20.6 7.87 1.95
Vanderbilt 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 17.5 24.8 -5.46 1.72
Kentucky 2 9 .182 0 8 .000 23.1 34.8 -4.97 5.12
West W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Auburn 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 24.3 20.5 7.64 3.56
Louisiana State 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 26.7 19.6 6.34 2.18
Mississippi State 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 32.5 25.5 10.37 3.37
Mississippi 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 29.3 27.4 4.18 1.09
Arkansas 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 23.2 24.1 -0.38 1.79
Alabama 3 8 .273 3 5 .375 20.7 22.4 1.04 4.86

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/27 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 Final
Florida 9 9 8 6 3 3 12 10 8 8 6 5 4 7 7 7 10
Auburn       24 20 19 15 19   25 23 22 18 17 18 20 18
South Carolina           23   24 18 17 22 21 25       19
Georgia 10 10 9 23 24 25 19 14 12 13 17 14 22 19 24 24 20
Louisiana State                           24     22
Mississippi State         25   20 15 13 20 18 15 13 23     24
Alabama 3 3 13 15                          
Mississippi 18 18 19                            
Tennessee 12 13 12 11 13 11 21             25 21 21  

9 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2001-01-02 Sugar Bowl Miami (FL) 37 Florida 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2001-01-01 Citrus Bowl Michigan 31 Auburn 28 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2001-01-01 Cotton Bowl Kansas State 35 Tennessee 21 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
2001-01-01 Outback Bowl South Carolina 24 Ohio State 7 Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL)
2000-12-31 Independence Bowl Mississippi State 43 Texas A&M 41 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
2000-12-29 Peach Bowl Louisiana State 28 Georgia Tech 14 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2000-12-28 Music City Bowl West Virginia 49 Mississippi 38 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2000-12-24 Oahu Classic Georgia 37 Virginia 14 Oahu Classic (Honolulu, HI)
2000-12-21 Las Vegas Bowl Nevada-Las Vegas 31 Arkansas 14 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 321
2. Ben Leard (AUB) 193
3. Greg Zolman (VAND) 187
4. Phil Petty* (SC) 170
5. Romaro Miller (MS) 161
6. Josh Booty (LAST) 145
  Robby Hampton (AR) 145
8. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 138
9. Rex Grossman (FL) 131
10. Casey Clausen (TN) 121
Pass Attempts
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 559
2. Greg Zolman (VAND) 354
3. Ben Leard (AUB) 319
4. Phil Petty* (SC) 315
5. Romaro Miller (MS) 295
6. Josh Booty (LAST) 290
7. Robby Hampton (AR) 261
8. Andrew Zow (AL) 249
9. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 246
10. Jesse Palmer (FL) 223
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Casey Clausen (TN) 62.4
2. Rex Grossman (FL) 61.8
3. Ben Leard (AUB) 60.5
4. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 57.4
5. Cory Phillips (GA) 56.3
6. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 56.1
7. Robby Hampton (AR) 55.6
8. Romaro Miller (MS) 54.6
9. Phil Petty* (SC) 54.0
10. Greg Zolman (VAND) 52.8
Passing Yards
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 3687
2. Greg Zolman (VAND) 2441
3. Phil Petty* (SC) 2285
4. Ben Leard (AUB) 2158
5. Josh Booty (LAST) 2121
6. Romaro Miller (MS) 2012
7. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 1908
8. Rex Grossman (FL) 1866
9. Jesse Palmer (FL) 1653
10. Andrew Zow (AL) 1561
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 8.8
2. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 7.8
3. Casey Clausen (TN) 7.6
4. Jesse Palmer (FL) 7.4
5. Josh Booty (LAST) 7.3
6. Phil Petty* (SC) 7.3
7. Cory Phillips (GA) 6.9
8. Greg Zolman (VAND) 6.9
9. Quincy Carter (GA) 6.8
10. Romaro Miller (MS) 6.8
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 9.3
2. Casey Clausen (TN) 7.7
3. Jesse Palmer (FL) 7.6
4. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 6.9
5. Phil Petty* (SC) 6.3
6. Cory Phillips (GA) 6.2
7. Romaro Miller (MS) 6.2
8. Josh Booty (LAST) 6.2
9. Ben Leard (AUB) 6.1
10. Greg Zolman (VAND) 5.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 21
2. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 19
3. Romaro Miller (MS) 18
4. Josh Booty (LAST) 17
5. Casey Clausen (TN) 15
6. Robby Hampton (AR) 13
  Greg Zolman (VAND) 13
8. Ben Leard (AUB) 12
9. Jesse Palmer (FL) 11
10. Cory Phillips (GA) 8
  Wayne Madkin (MSST) 8
  Phil Petty* (SC) 8
Passing Interceptions
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 21
2. Josh Booty (LAST) 15
3. Greg Zolman (VAND) 14
  Andrew Zow (AL) 14
5. Romaro Miller (MS) 12
6. Phil Petty* (SC) 10
  Ben Leard (AUB) 10
  Quincy Carter (GA) 10
9. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 8
  Robby Hampton (AR) 8
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Rex Grossman (FL) 161.8
2. Casey Clausen (TN) 145.5
3. Jesse Palmer (FL) 127.0
4. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 125.5
5. Romaro Miller (MS) 123.9
6. Cory Phillips (GA) 123.6
7. Ben Leard (AUB) 123.5
8. Josh Booty (LAST) 120.4
9. Phil Petty* (SC) 116.9
10. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 116.5
Rush Attempts
1. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 324
2. Travis Henry (TN) 253
3. Derek Watson* (SC) 187
4. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 165
5. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 161
6. Deuce McAllister (MS) 159
7. Dontae Walker (MSST) 148
8. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 137
  Fred Talley (AR) 137
10. Jared McGrath (VAND) 133
Rushing Yards
1. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 1567
2. Travis Henry (TN) 1314
3. Derek Watson* (SC) 1066
4. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 996
5. Dontae Walker (MSST) 795
6. Fred Talley (AR) 768
7. Deuce McAllister (MS) 767
8. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 682
9. Robert Gillespie (FL) 678
10. Earnest Graham (FL) 676
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 6.2
2. Derek Watson* (SC) 5.7
3. Fred Talley (AR) 5.6
4. Earnest Graham (FL) 5.6
5. Robert Gillespie (FL) 5.4
6. Dontae Walker (MSST) 5.4
7. Travis Henry (TN) 5.2
8. Ray Perkins (VAND) 4.9
9. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 4.8
10. Deuce McAllister (MS) 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Deuce McAllister (MS) 14
2. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 13
3. Derek Watson* (SC) 11
  Travis Henry (TN) 11
5. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 10
6. Dontae Walker (MSST) 9
7. Earnest Graham (FL) 8
8. Ahmaad Galloway (AL) 7
  Brandon Holmes (AR) 7
  Travis Stephens (TN) 7
  Andrew Pinnock* (SC) 7
Receptions
1. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 71
2. Josh Reed (LAST) 65
3. Cedrick Wilson (TN) 62
4. Dan Stricker (VAND) 61
5. Terrence Edwards (GA) 53
6. Boo Williams (AR) 52
7. Derek Smith (KY) 50
8. Reche Caldwell (FL) 49
9. Antonio Carter (AL) 45
  Quentin McCord (KY) 45
Receiving Yards
1. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 1184
2. Josh Reed (LAST) 1127
3. Dan Stricker (VAND) 994
4. Quentin McCord (KY) 799
5. Reche Caldwell (FL) 760
6. Boo Williams (AR) 739
7. Derek Smith (KY) 716
8. Terrence Edwards (GA) 704
9. Cedrick Wilson (TN) 681
10. Grant Heard (MS) 655
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Quentin McCord (KY) 17.8
2. Josh Reed (LAST) 17.3
3. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 16.7
4. Dan Stricker (VAND) 16.3
5. Brian Scott* (SC) 16.0
6. Reche Caldwell (FL) 15.5
7. Robert Royal (LAST) 15.5
8. Damien Gary (GA) 15.3
9. Jason McAddley (AL) 15.3
10. Jermale Kelly* (SC) 15.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 14
2. Cedrick Wilson (TN) 12
3. Josh Reed (LAST) 10
4. Grant Heard (MS) 9
5. Boo Williams (AR) 7
6. Reche Caldwell (FL) 6
  Quentin McCord (KY) 6
8. Robert Royal (LAST) 5
  Dan Stricker (VAND) 5
  Damien Gary (GA) 5
  Derek Smith (KY) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 333
2. Travis Henry (TN) 266
3. Derek Watson* (SC) 208
4. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 185
5. Deuce McAllister (MS) 177
6. Labrandon Toefield (LAST) 172
7. Chad Scott (KY) 164
8. Dontae Walker (MSST) 157
9. Robert Gillespie (FL) 151
10. Jared McGrath (VAND) 146
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 1637
2. Travis Henry (TN) 1379
3. Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 1340
4. Derek Watson* (SC) 1259
5. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 1184
6. Josh Reed (LAST) 1125
7. Dan Stricker (VAND) 1013
8. Deuce McAllister (MS) 957
9. Robert Gillespie (FL) 896
10. Chad Scott (KY) 872
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Deuce McAllister (MS) 16
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 14
3. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 13
4. Cedrick Wilson (TN) 12
  Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 12
6. Travis Henry (TN) 11
  Derek Watson* (SC) 11
8. Josh Reed (LAST) 10
9. Dontae Walker (MSST) 9
  Grant Heard (MS) 9
Total Plays
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 635
2. Greg Zolman (VAND) 400
3. Phil Petty* (SC) 375
4. Ben Leard (AUB) 352
5. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 324
6. Romaro Miller (MS) 319
7. Josh Booty (LAST) 316
8. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 315
9. Andrew Zow (AL) 302
10. Robby Hampton (AR) 290
Total Yards
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 3827
2. Greg Zolman (VAND) 2379
3. Phil Petty* (SC) 2344
4. Josh Booty (LAST) 2121
5. Romaro Miller (MS) 2099
6. Wayne Madkin (MSST) 2087
7. Ben Leard (AUB) 2071
8. Rex Grossman (FL) 1790
9. Andrew Zow (AL) 1603
10. Jesse Palmer (FL) 1602
Total Yards Per Play
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 6.0
Total Touchdowns
1. Jared Lorenzen (KY) 24
2. Rex Grossman (FL) 21
3. Romaro Miller (MS) 18
4. Jesse Palmer (FL) 17
  Josh Booty (LAST) 17
6. Deuce McAllister (MS) 15
  Casey Clausen (TN) 15
  Ben Leard (AUB) 15
9. Greg Zolman (VAND) 14
  Robby Hampton (AR) 14
Touchdowns
1. Deuce McAllister (MS) 17
2. Jabar Gaffney (FL) 14
3. Rudi Johnson (AUB) 13
4. Derek Watson* (SC) 12
  Cedrick Wilson (TN) 12
  Dicenzo Miller (MSST) 12
7. Travis Henry (TN) 11
8. Josh Reed (LAST) 10
9. Dontae Walker (MSST) 9
  Grant Heard (MS) 9
Points
1. Dustin McClintock (AL) 12
2. Deangelo Lloyd (TN) 6
  Ellis Wyms (MSST) 6
  Ivan Billie (MSST) 6
  Layow (KY) 6
  Kecalf Bailey (AL) 6
  Marlon McCree (KY) 6
  Andre Offing (SC) 6
Extra Point Attempts
1. Jeff Chandler (FL) 53
2. Les Binkley (MS) 39
  Scott Westerfield (MSST) 39
  Alex Walls (TN) 39
5. John Corbello (LAST) 35
6. Damon Duval (AUB) 34
7. Neal Thomas (AL) 27
8. Billy Bennett (GA) 26
9. Seth Hanson (KY) 24
10. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 21
  John Markham (VAND) 21
Extra Points Made
1. Jeff Chandler (FL) 49
2. Alex Walls (TN) 39
3. Les Binkley (MS) 37
  Scott Westerfield (MSST) 37
5. Damon Duval (AUB) 34
6. John Corbello (LAST) 33
7. Neal Thomas (AL) 27
8. Billy Bennett (GA) 24
9. Seth Hanson (KY) 23
10. Brennan O'Donohoe (AR) 20
Field Goal Attempts
1. Alex Walls (TN) 20
2. Jeff Chandler (FL) 19
3. John Corbello (LAST) 18
  Damon Duval (AUB) 18
  John Markham (VAND) 18
  Scott Westerfield (MSST) 18
7. Seth Hanson (KY) 17
8. Reid Bethea* (SC) 14
  Billy Bennett (GA) 14
10. Les Binkley (MS) 13
  Neal Thomas (AL) 13
Field Goals Made
1. Alex Walls (TN) 18
2. Jeff Chandler (FL) 16
3. Seth Hanson (KY) 15
4. Damon Duval (AUB) 14
  John Markham (VAND) 14
6. Billy Bennett (GA) 13
7. Scott Westerfield (MSST) 12
8. John Corbello (LAST) 10
9. Reid Bethea* (SC) 9
  Les Binkley (MS) 9
  Neal Thomas (AL) 9
Punts
1. Richie Butler (AR) 65
  Damon Duval (AUB) 65
3. Joe Webb (VAND) 64
4. Prentiss Cole (MSST) 63
5. Lane Bearden (AL) 60
6. David Leaverton (TN) 59
7. Jonathan Kilgo (GA) 58
8. Donnie Jones (LAST) 57
9. Reagan King (MS) 56
10. Tyeler Dean* (SC) 53
Punting Yards
1. Damon Duval (AUB) 2811
2. Richie Butler (AR) 2784
3. Prentiss Cole (MSST) 2601
4. Joe Webb (VAND) 2473
5. Jonathan Kilgo (GA) 2450
6. Lane Bearden (AL) 2443
7. David Leaverton (TN) 2415
8. Reagan King (MS) 2247
9. Donnie Jones (LAST) 2174
10. Tyeler Dean* (SC) 2087
Punt Returns
1. Eric Parker (TN) 35
2. Ryan Brewer* (SC) 28
3. Domanick Davis (LAST) 27
  Damien Gary (GA) 27
5. Clifton Robinson (AUB) 24
6. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 23
7. Larry Huntington (MSST) 22
  Lito Sheppard (FL) 22
9. Deuce McAllister (MS) 17
10. Steadman Campbell (AR) 16
Punt Return Yards
1. Eric Parker (TN) 352
2. Lito Sheppard (FL) 307
3. Domanick Davis (LAST) 298
4. Damien Gary (GA) 226
5. Ronald Hatcher (VAND) 216
6. Larry Huntington (MSST) 212
7. Ryan Brewer* (SC) 202
8. Deuce McAllister (MS) 191
9. Clifton Robinson (AUB) 169
10. Jimmy Williams (VAND) 118
Punt Return Touchdowns
1. Lito Sheppard (FL) 2
Kickoff Returns
1. Kendrick Shanklin (KY) 34
2. Leonard Scott (TN) 27
3. Derek Watson* (SC) 25
4. Domanick Davis (LAST) 24
5. Bruce Thornton (GA) 22
6. Deuce McAllister (MS) 20
  Steven Harris (AR) 20
8. Tim Carter (AUB) 19
9. Arvin Richard (AL) 17
10. Pig Prather (MSST) 14
  Ray Perkins (VAND) 14
Kickoff Return Yards
1. Kendrick Shanklin (KY) 730
2. Leonard Scott (TN) 636
3. Domanick Davis (LAST) 572
4. Derek Watson* (SC) 537
5. Tim Carter (AUB) 461
6. Steven Harris (AR) 420
7. Bruce Thornton (GA) 404
8. Ray Perkins (VAND) 344
9. Deuce McAllister (MS) 340
10. Arvin Richard (AL) 325
Interceptions
1. Tim Wansley (GA) 6
  Lito Sheppard (FL) 6
3. Fred Smoot (MSST) 5
  Rodney Crayton (AUB) 5
  Todd Johnson (FL) 5
  Ken Lucas (MS) 5
7. Milo Lewis (AL) 4
  Sheldon Brown* (SC) 4
  Jimmy Williams (VAND) 4
10. Marcus Spencer (AL) 3
  Matt Stewart (VAND) 3
  Terreal Bierria (GA) 3
  Cory Robinson (GA) 3
  Kevin House* (SC) 3
  Jamie Henderson (GA) 3
  Eugene Clinton (MSST) 3
  Syniker Taylor (MS) 3
Interception Return Yards
1. Lito Sheppard (FL) 179
2. Tim Wansley (GA) 148
3. Todd Johnson (FL) 139
4. Reggie Myles (AL) 127
5. Eugene Clinton (MSST) 101
6. Terreal Bierria (GA) 96
7. Kalimba Edwards* (SC) 81
8. Syniker Taylor (MS) 78
9. Bennie Alexander (FL) 76
10. Conner Stephens (MSST) 72
Interception Return Touchdowns
1. Conner Stephens (MSST) 2
  Tim Wansley (GA) 2