The Southeastern Conference was born in 1933 and soon hit its stride on the gridiron, winning 3 national championships in the 1950s (Tenn., Auburn, LSU) and 5 national championships in the 1960s (Ole Miss, Alabama). This SEC sampling spans those early glory years and is split between regular-season action and Bowl games.
Orange Bowl: 1945 Miami/Florida (EX).
Sugar Bowl: 1947 Georgia/UNC (VG); 1953 Georgia Tech/Ole Miss (VG-EX); 1955 Navy/Ole Miss (EX); 1956 Pittsburgh/Georgia Tech (EX); 1957 Baylor/Tennessee (EX); 1963 Ole Miss/Arkansas (EX-MT).
Gator Bowl: 1958 Florida/Ole Miss (VG-EX).
Regular Season: 10/3/42 Auburn/Tulane (GD); 10/27/45 Tulane/SMU (EX-MT); 11/13/48 Georgia Tech/Alabama (VG-EX); 9/27/52 Georgia/Tulane (EX); 10/17/53 Ole Miss/Tulane (EX); 10/13/56 Rice/Florida (GD/VG); 11/24/56 Georgia Tech/Florida (NM); 12/1/56 Miami/Florida (VG).