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SEC news and notes

* #1-ranked Florida will visit #4 LSU on Saturday in the marquee game of
the week on CBS Sports.  The 8 p.m. ET kickoff will feature for the 16th
time in SEC history a matchup of top five conference teams.  The last
time it happened was in last year's SEC Championship Game when #2
Florida defeated #1 Alabama, 31-20. 

* #3 Alabama will visit #16/#20/#18 (USA Today/AP/Harris) Ole Miss in
the first game of the CBS doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. ET. 

* The remaining SEC schedule sees Kentucky visiting South Carolina at
12:30 p.m. ET on FS South.  The Gamecocks are ranked #25 this week in
the AP poll.  Arkansas hosts newly ranked Auburn at noon ET on ESPN.
The Tigers are ranked #17 in the AP poll and 19th in the USA Today and
Harris polls.  Georgia visits Tennessee in an Eastern Division rivalry
contest at 12:21 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.  Mississippi State hosts
Houston at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU while Vanderbilt visits Army at 12
p.m. ET on CBS College Sports.

* Two SEC road win streaks are on the line this weekend.  Florida has
won eight straight away from Gainesville while Alabama has won six
straight (does not include SEC Championship Game or bowl games).

* The SEC continues to lead the nation in non-conference winning
percentage.  The SEC is 26-3 this week, an 89.7 winning percentage. 

* LSU (56-14) and Florida (55-14) have the SEC's best overall records
since 2004.

* Two 18-play drives occurred in week five of the SEC season.  Georgia
had an 18 play, 60-yard drive for a TD against LSU while Tennessee had
an 18-play, 72-yard drive against Auburn for a field goal.

* After five weeks of play, SEC stadiums are filled to 98.76 percent of
capacity.  In 34 home games, SEC games have been attended by 2,636,972
fans.

* The Western Division won all four games against the Eastern Division
last week.  All four Western Division teams were also the road teams.
The Western Division now has a 9-game lead in SEC divisional play
history (since 1992).

* Since 1992, the SEC has had three-or-more teams ranked in 120 weeks of
the AP poll, including 21 with four-or-more teams and one with five
teams.  In the 294 weeks of the AP poll since 1992, the SEC has had
three-or-more-teams ranked in the top 10 in 40.8 percent of the time.

* Based on the latest SEC team two-deeps, Ole Miss is the most
experienced team in the SEC while South Carolina is the youngest team.
Ole Miss has the most seniors (20), Auburn the most juniors (21),
Georgia the most sophomores (19) and South Carolina (17) the most
freshmen on SEC two deeps.

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