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UF Athletics: Florida Wins USA Today Network Southeastern Conference Men’s All-Sports Title

Gator softball picked up Florida’s fourth Southeastern Conference team title in 2020-21. Other SEC titles were claimed by gymnastics, men’s swimming & diving and men’s tennis.
Photo By: Hannah White

Courtesy of University Athletics Association

BY MARY HOWARD

Florida won the 2020-21 USA Network Southeastern Conference All-Sports men’s trophy and was second in overall and women’s final standings

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Florida won the 2020-21 USA Today Network Southeastern Conference Men’s All-Sports title. It was the 22nd men’s SEC All-Sports title for the Gators program.

Arkansas claimed its first SEC Overall and Women’s All-Sports titles. The Razorbacks led the league with nine SEC titles in 2020-21.

Tabulation for the USA Today Network SEC All-Sports standings finished after the close of regular-season baseball play, the final sport to determine a league champion in the 2020-21 season. Florida was second in the league with four SEC team titles in 2021 – gymnastics, softball, men’s swimming & diving, and men’s tennis.

2020-21 SEC All-Sports Notes

Did You Know?

  • Florida’s 251 all-time league team titles are the most in the SEC. In the last 10 seasons, UF leads the league with 49 titles.
  • Florida has claimed at least one SEC All-Sports title (overall, men’s, or women’s) in 31 of the last 37 seasons, including 29 overall titles.

Florida’s 2020-21 SEC titles:

Florida was second in the SEC with four 2020-21 SEC titles:  

  • Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving
  • Men’s Tennis

One other Florida sport claimed a league crown in 2021 as the Gator lacrosse team won the American Athletic Conference title – its 10th consecutive league title across three different conferences.

How is the USA Today Network SEC All-Sports Award figured?

Points are awarded based on the number of competing teams in a sport (e.g. – 14 teams compete in SEC baseball, giving the winner 14 points, second gets 13, etc. Four teams compete in equestrian, awarding four points to the winner). A program’s points total is divided by the total number of teams competing in the sports the school fields and that quotient ranks the teams in the final USA Today Network SEC All-Sports standings. The sports of cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field are combined. A program’s outdoor track finish makes up half, while the remaining two quarters are based on the cross country and indoor finishes.

USA Today Network Southeastern Conference All-Sports formula
Total points for school’s finish in each SEC sport it competes in
 
/Total number of teams competing
in sports a school fields
=Quotient ranked for
program finish
(e.g. – SEC baseball champion receives 14 points; equestrian 4 points)(e.g. – Florida men’s total of 92 participating teams derived by adding 
14 (base) + 14 (MBB) + 14 (FB) + 14 (GLF) + 10 (S&D) + 13 (TEN) + 13 (T&F) = 92

About the SEC All-Sports Trophy:
This is the first year for the USA Today Network SEC All-Sports Award. The USA Network is the nation’s largest local-to-national digital media organization.

GateHouse Media presented the previous four SEC All-Sports Awards. The Halifax Media Group awarded the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 trophies. The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group gave the awards from the 1994-95 through 2010-11 seasons. Prior to that, the league tabulated the SEC All-Sports totals.

What’s Next?
UF is hopeful of finishing among the nation’s top 10 most successful overall athletic programs for the 37th consecutive year with the release of final national all-sports rankings July 2. Florida is the only school to finish among the nation’s top 10 overall most successful athletic programs each year since 1983.

Look at the Charts:

2020-21 USA Today Network SEC Overall All-Sports Standings
 
Place
 
School
Total # of
Part. teams
 
Points
 
Quotient
1Arkansas199141.50.71106
2Florida209148.50.71053
3Alabama2091380.66029
4Tennessee201132.50.65920
5Texas A&M2051200.58537
6LSU209121.50.58134
7Georgia2131220.57277
8Kentucky2091110.53110
9Mississippi179920.51397
10South Carolina205890.43415
11Missouri19677.50.39541
12Auburn21383.50.39202
13Mississippi State179670.37430
14Vanderbilt178560.31461
Men 
PlaceSchoolTotal # of
Part. teams
PointsQuotient
1Florida9371.50.7688
2Alabama93680.7312
3Arkansas8360.50.7289
4Tennessee93640.6882
5Georgia9357.50.6183
6LSU9354.50.5860
7Mississippi8345.50.5482
8Texas A&M93490.5269
9Kentucky9343.50.4677
10Mississippi State83310.3735
11Auburn9333.50.3602
12Missouri8028.50.3563
13South Carolina93330.3548
14Vanderbilt83290.3494
Women 
PlaceSchoolTotal # of
Part. teams
PointsQuotient
1Arkansas116810.6983
2Florida116770.6638
3Tennessee10868.50.6343
4Texas A&M112710.6339
5Alabama116700.6034
6Kentucky11667.50.5819
7LSU116670.5776
8Georgia12064.50.5375
9South Carolina112560.5000
10Mississippi9646.50.4844
11Missouri116490.4224
12Auburn120500.4167
13Mississippi State96360.3750
14Vanderbilt95270.2842