SEC Championship Game is Set, Alabama to Face Florida for 9th Time
The final week of the regular season won't have any impact on the divisional races in the Southeastern Conference. When Florida stopped LSU on the goal line to hang on to a 16-10 victory, the Gators claimed a second-straight SEC East title and locked up the second spot in Atlanta next week.
That means the SEC Championship Game on December 3 will feature the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators. These two programs have played in this game more than anyone else and they will face each other for the ninth time in the the 25-year history of the game. The previous eight matchups were split, 4-4.
Alabama leads the SEC with 25 championships all-time while Florida's seven SEC Championship Game wins leads the conference. The Crimson Tide can match that number with a win this year.
Nick Saban's team will once again be the favorite in Atlanta as it tries to claim the school's fourth championship in five years. The team will also look to extend the SEC West's streak of seven straight wins over the east representative. The last SEC East team to win was Florida in 2008.
This year's SEC Championship Game will kickoff inside the Georgia Dome for the final time at 3 PM and the game will be televised by CBS.