Tennessee finishes 4th in SEC All-Sports Trophy ranking

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Tennessee coach Holly Warlick celebrates after cutting down the net following the Lady Vols’ 82-72 win over Texas A&M on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won its 17th SEC regular-season title.

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Wade Payne/Associated Press Tennessee coach Holly Warlick celebrates after cutting down the net following the Lady Vols’ 82-72 win over Texas A&M on Thursday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee won its 17th SEC regular-season title.

Tennessee finished fourth in the race for the All-Sports Trophy, an annual honor created to recognize the SEC athletic program with the best top-to-bottom performance in each of its sports.

Florida won the crown on the strength of its SEC titles in men’s basketball, women’s cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.

The award is presented by the Halifax Media Group, which owns 31 newspapers, including the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun.

Florida also won the all-sports trophy in the men’s and women’s categories.

Tennessee was second on the women’s side, just ahead of third-place Texas A&M, one of two SEC newcomers this season. On the men’s side, Alabama finished second and Georgia third.

The SEC originally compiled the numbers for the award until dropping the trophy in 1994. The New York Times Media Group handled the award from 1995 to 2011. This is the second year the Halifax Media Group has issued the trophy, which will be presented at a Florida home football game this fall.

The award methodology was altered this year, according to an article in the Gainesville Sun, although Florida would have won under either scoring system. According to the story, the program’s total points are divided by the total number of teams competing in the sports the school fields. The change was necessitated by the addition of equestrian as an SEC-sanctioned sport.

All-Sports Trophy rankings

Last year’s ranking in parentheses

1. Florida (1)

2. Georgia (2)

3. Texas A&M*

4. Tennessee (4)

5. Arkansas (6)

6. LSU (3)

7. Alabama (7)

8. South Carolina (9)

9. Kentucky (5)

10. Vanderbilt (12)

11. Missouri*

12. Auburn (8)

13. Ole Miss (10)

14. Mississippi State (11)

* first year in rankings

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee athletics. Follow him on Twitter.

Note: The story was corrected to reflect that the SEC compiled the rankings for the award until 1994.

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ReeseHallRelic writes:

Wow. With the way that cretins like Jeffy Flowers and Bill the Rabbit Ears Salesman complain about the state of UT's athletic programs, coming in 4th in the SEC is surprising.

How's that for real truth, "truth squad"?

Or... maybe... those dillweeds are as stupid as they sound?

NashvillePreds writes:

Fourth is not to shabby, considering the well-documented issues the revenue sports have had.

Go Vols

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

tngl4ut writes:

Not bad comsindering UT didn't field a football team last year.

MikeInTN writes:

in response to tngl4ut:

Not bad comsindering UT didn't field a football team last year.

Ditto!!!

JSmith525 writes:

No Matter the article, some arsewipes always got to put some negative spin on it eh. Some of those negative nannies even are professional at doing the negative spin.

WTG Vols things are looking up. You will be at the top of the list before long. Go Vols....

NashvillePreds writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

I believe you missed the portion of the list were vu was ranked 10th...

And no, I didn't bother reading your rant.

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

It shouldn't take a Vanderbilt degree to realize that fourth is better than tenth. At least you can say the Dores were in the top ten.

alfrizzle097 writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

Nothing but a second rate NIT team? I believe it was three calendar years ago that UT made the elite eight.

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

And yet in those same four years, UT is 3-1 vs the CommonWhores in football and 5-3 in basketball (5-1 in the last three, including sweep this past season). The Vols went 6-6 vs Vandy the last four complete baseball seasons.

Spin it however you like, loser, but the Vols have a combined 14-10 record vs the Dorks in the big three over that span, and finished way ahead of them in the all-sports competition all those years.

Thanks for playing.

JSmith525 writes:

in response to billythekid:

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That's OK it's not just Vander-Butt we like making fun off. We also make fun of you and your man-less futility. Go Vols, Muck the Dores!!!

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to WetumpkaThumpa:

It shouldn't take a Vanderbilt degree to realize that fourth is better than tenth. At least you can say the Dores were in the top ten.

Brett Roberts has no Vanderbilt degree. The youtube videos are hilarious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pER6mS...

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to billythekid:

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Well this explains a lot. You are a Vanderbilt fan

lstbodeanvol writes:

congrats to University Florida @ Gainesville (U.F.A.G) even though Coach Martin owns their basketball team and Eddie Munster..GO VOLS !!!

WetumpkaThumpa writes:

in response to billythekid:

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I guess they didn't count women's bowling? The bowling may have moved Vandy up a couple spots to eighth?

8inarow writes:

TitleTown takes it again. We just cant build the trophy-cases fast enough!

10seVol85_Part_Deux writes:

in response to 8inarow:

TitleTown takes it again. We just cant build the trophy-cases fast enough!

And yet your envy or fear keeps you occupied on a Vols website. It just proves that no how much the Gators win on the field/court, it's never enough to make somebody actually happy to be a Gator fan. Can't say I blame you.

exlineman writes:

in response to utvolfan1955:

Brett Roberts has no Vanderbilt degree. The youtube videos are hilarious http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pER6mS...

UTVolfan1955 have been telling fans for months that he and his little bleached out blonde are the culprits putting all of these negative posts on this site. Take a look at his facebook site as well and you will learn alot about this fat boy bartender that works for his girlfriend. They are 90 percent or more of the different negative post on here under different names, always answering themselves.

fearthehound writes:

in response to 8inarow:

TitleTown takes it again. We just cant build the trophy-cases fast enough!

Young lady, you sure are proud of your Gators. And what exactly have you done to contribute to all their success? You must be their official troll.

ReeseHallRelic writes:

in response to billythekid:

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Why are you demeaning women's sports? A "true" UT fan would have as much pride in the women's athletic program as the men's.

And, just curious: where have you gotten the notion that Dave Hart is my hero? I don't think I've ever expressed an opinion of him, one way or another.

Although, I will admit, anybody you and your "truth squatters" rips automatically gets brownie points on my scorecard.

CroKev writes:

in response to 8inarow:

TitleTown takes it again. We just cant build the trophy-cases fast enough!

Where did you go to school?

thevoice writes:

in response to tngl4ut:

Not bad comsindering UT didn't field a football team last year.

Yep. Hard to field a team without having a coach.

murrayvol writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

Look at the Big Three Mens Sports (basketball,football and baseball). UT has been horrible for the last few years. In the last 4 years Vandy finsihed 4th in the World Series, won the Mens SEC basketball Tourney, gone to two Bowls and just broke the all time SEC single season win total in baseball while ranked number 2 in the Nation.
In those same 4 years UT has won no Bowls, missed the SEC baseball Tourney every year, and been nothing but a second rate NIT team. Vandy had a number 4 ranked finish in the Nation while the last time UT finished in the Top 5 in those mens sports was 1998 under Fulmer. Vandy also just put three players in the Top 32 picks of the NBA, something UT has never done. In the Big Three mens sports Vandy has crushed UT in total wins for three straight years and finished second only to Florida two years ago. I know UT fans will talk about the old days while forgetting they fired away the old winners and now are the bottom of the SEC. There is new top dog in the state and its Vandy. We will see ya in the World Series in a few weeks.. GO DORES!!

Dear ProfessionalHandjobber,

It's called the "All-Sports Trophy for a reason.

Get a life.

Yours truly,

murrayvol

murrayvol writes:

in response to 10seVol85_Part_Deux:

And yet your envy or fear keeps you occupied on a Vols website. It just proves that no how much the Gators win on the field/court, it's never enough to make somebody actually happy to be a Gator fan. Can't say I blame you.

100 years of football. 20 years of tradition. FU in a nutshell.

murrayvol writes:

in response to CroKev:

Where did you go to school?

Bryn Mawr.

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