Southeastern Conference

collegiate athletics conference operating primarily in the southeastern United States

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference located primarily in the South Central and Southeastern United States. The conference has 14 members. It is a part of the NCAA's Division I.

University of South Carolina playing football against Louisiana State University
Southeastern Conference
Location of SEC members: East Division, West Division, Future members

Current and Future Member Universities change

Since July 1, 2012, there are 14 members, with Vanderbilt being the only private university. It will expand on July 1, 2024, making the Southeastern Conference have 16 members.

School Location Founded SEC Join Date Nickname Colors
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1831 December 8-9, 1932 Alabama Crimson Tide          
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, Arkansas 1871 July 1, 1991 Arkansas Razorbacks          
Auburn University Auburn, Alabama 1856 December 8-9, 1932 Auburn Tigers          
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida 1853 December 8-9, 1932 Florida Gators          
University of Georgia Athens, Georgia 1785 December 8-9, 1932 Georgia Bulldogs          
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 1865 December 8-9, 1932 Kentucky Wildcats          
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1860 December 8-9, 1932 LSU Tigers          
University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi 1848 December 8-9, 1932 Ole Miss Rebels          
Mississippi State University Starkville, Mississippi 1878 December 8-9, 1932 Mississippi State Bulldogs          
University of Missouri Columbia, Missouri 1839 July 1, 2012 Missouri Tigers          
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 July 1, 2024 Oklahoma Sooners          
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 1801 July 1, 1991 South Carolina Gamecocks          
University of Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee 1794 December 8-9, 1932 Tennessee Volunteers          
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 1883 July 1, 2024 Texas Longhorns          
Texas A&M University College Station, Texas 1876 July 1, 2012 Texas A&M Aggies          
Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee 1873 December 8-9, 1932 Vanderbilt Commodores          

Future members change

On July 27, 2021, Oklahoma and Texas told the SEC they wanted to be a part of the conference. On July 29, 2021, the presidents of the current 14 schools of the SEC all voted in agreement to give an offer to Oklahoma and Texas.[1] On July 30, 2021, both future SEC schools voted to accept the invitation, and then were set to join the SEC at the start of the 2025–26 school year. Oklahoma and Texas would later reach a buyout agreement with the Big 12 that allowed them to join the SEC in July 2024.[2]

School Location Founded Future Join Date Nickname Colors Current Conference
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma 1890 2024 Oklahoma Sooners           Big 12
University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas 1883 2024 Texas Longhorns           Big 12

References change

  • "Southeastern Conference". Retrieved 2021-10-30.
  1. "SEC Extends Membership Invitations to University of Oklahoma and University of Texas". SEC Network. July 29, 2021. Retrieved October 30, 2021.
  2. "Big 12 Announces Agreement for Withdrawal of Oklahoma and Texas" (Press release). Big 12 Conference. February 9, 2023. Retrieved February 9, 2023.