Alabama has also participated in the most bowl games (62). Notable: Alabama (62), Georgia (50), Tennessee (50), and LSU are all in the Top 10 in terms of bowl appearances (46).
Penn State has also been to more bowls (53) than any other school. The Nittany Lions' average score per game during this time is 5.4, which is 33rd among Division I-A schools with at least 20 such games. Penn State's highest scoring season was 2009 when it averaged 42.1 points per game. The Lions went 8-4 that year and reached as high as #6 in the polls.
Oklahoma has also been to the bowl game every year since 1976 except for 1981 when it lost its star quarterback to injury and 1992 when it was banned from postseason play due to academic issues. During that time, Oklahoma has had some great seasons including 1978 when it went 9-3-0 and ranked #8; 1987 when it went 11-1-0 and ranked #5; and 2008 when it went 12-1 and ranked #3.
South Carolina has also been to the bowl game every year since 1974 except for 1995 when it lost to Florida State in the Gator Bowl.
Georgia has the longest ongoing streak of bowl appearances in the SEC, surpassing Alabama, LSU, and Florida. The Bulldogs are sometimes ignored since none of the program's 23 bowl games resulted in a national championship, but Georgia might have been the nation's top program during the previous two decades without a title. Overall, UGA has appeared in 10 bowls in the past 26 years.
The most recent season saw Georgia go 9-3-1 overall and 6-3-1 in the SEC, finishing in a three-way tie for third place. The team was eliminated from postseason play for the first time since 1981 when they lost to Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. Former Auburn coach Gus Malzahn took over at Georgia and led the Bulldogs to a 9-4 record this past season. He is expected to be named the new head coach at Arkansas later this week.
Auburn, meanwhile, went 8-4-1 overall and 5-3-1 in the SEC, placing fourth. The Tigers failed to reach their second consecutive BCS Bowl after losing to Oregon in the 2013 College Football Playoff National Championship. Head coach Gus Malzahn returned for his third season at Auburn and is expected to be offered a contract extension soon. If he accepts, it would make him one of only four coaches to remain with the same school for three consecutive seasons with different programs (Nick Saban, Bob Stoops, and Frank Beamer are the others).
However, aside from Clemson, Louisville was the only team to defeat a Power Five conference opponent. Conference USA was an underdog in virtually all of its bowl games, so a 3-5 record is rather impressive.
Alabama and Texas A&M aren't the only colleges that have beaten ranked opponents in recent weeks. In fact, the league's six bowl wins this season all came against Top 25 teams, the most bowl game wins by the conference in a single season.
Despite this, the SEC just established an NCAA record with nine bowl victories in 11 postseason games. Alabama (2), Georgia, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Arkansas won their respective bowl games by a total score of 383-171.
Following No. 5 Texas A&M's 41-27 Capital One Orange Bowl victory over No. 13 North Carolina on Saturday, SEC teams improved to 6-2 overall, with Alabama still to play No. 3 Ohio State in the national championship game after the Crimson Tide defeated No. 4 Notre Dame in the Rose Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal.
|Bowl Championship Series|
|Most BCS championships||Alabama (3)|
|Conference with most appearances||Big Ten (28)|
|Conference with most game wins||SEC (17)|
|Conference with most championships||SEC (9)|
Florida State has competed in 48 bowl games since its inception in 1902, with eighteen total appearances in the traditional "big four" bowl games (the Rose, Sugar, Cotton, and Orange), eight Bowl Championship Series game appearances, with two triumphs in...
The Florida State Seminoles football team represents Florida State University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The school's home stadium is Davis Wade Stadium on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles are members of the ACC's Atlantic Division.
Florida State has won more than they've lost over the course of their history, including a perfect 12-0 record in the regular season under head coach Willie Taggart from 2019 to 2020. The Seminoles have appeared in five College Football Playoff (CFP) bowls, with one National Championship victory over Miami (FL) in 2014. They're also one of only three schools to play in every CFP game (along with Alabama and Notre Dame), and the only team to win them all.
Florida State has been ranked No. 1 in the AP Poll nine times, most recently following their 2015 season opener loss to Louisville. The Seminoles were also ranked first after wins over Virginia and North Carolina in 1999 and 2000, respectively.