With the legalization of sports betting in Tennessee, Action 24/7 aims to provide the best betting options for Tennesseans. To help inform those in the Volunteer State of the betting options they may be unfamiliar with, we’ve put together this series to provide an introduction and overview of how to bet on specific sports.
In this piece, we will be focusing on Southeastern Conference (SEC) betting.
Tennessee Sports Betting – SEC Overview
The Southeastern Conference was founded in 1932 in Knoxville and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., and is considered among the “Power 5” conferences in collegiate athletics. Current members include:
- University of Alabama
- University of Arkansas
- Auburn University
- University of Florida
- University of Georgia
- University of Kentucky
- Louisiana State University
- University of Mississippi
- Mississippi State University
- University of Missouri
- University of South Carolina
- University of Tennessee
- Texas A&M University
- Vanderbilt University
Former members include Sewanee, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Tulane.
Tennessee Sports Betting – SEC’s Football Fortitude
The SEC has dominated college football, with at least one team represented in 14 of the last 20 national championship games. In 12 of those games, the SEC team emerged as the champion.
Alabama leads the way with six titles in eight appearances, followed by LSU (three wins in four appearances). Auburn and Florida each have two wins in two appearances since 2001.
Since 1869, Alabama is tied with Notre Dame for third in the nation with 22 national championships, trailing only Princeton (28) and Yale (27).