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UF Athletics: Florida Wins USA Today Network Southeastern Conference Men’s All-Sports Title
July 2, 2021
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
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.
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:
Men’s Swimming & Diving
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
(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