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Behnke Quits, Returns Home
Less than 24 hours after his arrival in the United States, West German basketball star Gunther Behnke had already made up his mind he would return to his homeland, and as soon as possible.
With that in mind, Behnke spent another four days before departing on a 2:10 p.m. flight for Germany via Atlanta last Wednesday.
Gunther's stay was short in Lexington, but it wasn't just the usual homesickness which usually hits all athletes. Being a foreign student obviously took its toll, but Behnke probably won't be happy anywhere except home.
Upon his departure from UK, Behnke said in a release from UK: "I regret that because of circumstances at home it is necessary for me to return to Germany. I like the University of Kentucky, the basketball players and the coaches. After attending classes, I anticipated no problems in achieving my academic goals. I leave with a good feeling for Kentucky and the people who were friendly toward me. I wish to thank Coach Hall and Coach (Jim) Hatfield and hope they understand my decision.''
Behnke's first official act at UK was to check in with the basketball squad to   sign   eligibility   and scholarship
papers on Tuesday afternoon, which he did, but he apparently had already notified the UK staff of his plans to return home (as early as the day he arrived on Saturday.)
The staff had hoped he would change his mind and reconsider. He was even suited up in a Kentucky uniform in a picture-taking session for a basketball yearbook late Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday evening, he played
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Gunther Behnke
Two Former UK Football Assistants Could Be Looking
Once is bad enough, but being caught on two sinking ships must be a pretty rough life to live.
Those could be the feelings of former University of Kentucky assistants Dan Coughlin and Larry Kirksey, now coaches on the Florida Gator football staff which most likely will experience major shake-ups later this year.
Head coach Charley Pell last week announced   his   resignation   at the
season's end, apparently in wake of the NCAA investigation into the Gators' football program.
According to a Florida newspaper, one of the allegations in the report will deal with alleged spying on several opponents' practice sessions back in 1980 and 1981.
Both Coughlin (then a defensive line coach) and Kirksey (the receivers' coach) were on Fran Curci's staff when Curci was fired at the end of the 1981
season here.
Since then, Kirksey has traveled to Kansas and later head coach at Kentucky State before accepting a Florida job after last season. Coughlin was head coach at a Gainesville high school after leaving Kentucky before joining the Gator staff last year. Neither coach, however, has been involved in Florida's ongoing problems with the NCAA.
Game One
Dick Scesniak
Sept. 81:30 EDT, Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington
Location: Kent, Ohio 44242 Nickname: Golden Flashes Colors: Navy Blue and Gold Enrollment: 19,615 Conference: Mid-American Athletic Director: Paul Amodio Stadium: Dix Stadium (30,400) Head Coach: Dick Scesniak
Record at School -1 yr., 1-10
Overall - Same Best time to call: Publicists:
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216-672-2110 (O) 216-626-2268 (H)
Tom Bochenek (Asst.) 216-673-8108 (H) Lettermen Lost: 11   Returning: 33
Starters Returning: Offense: Ken Hughes, SE; Todd Feldman, FL; Joe Rucky, TE; Stefan Craig, G; Andy Cregan, G; Bill Bernard, C; Jim Weist, T; Jim Nunley, T; O. D. Underwood, FB; Derrick Nix, TB; Stu Rayburn, QB.
Defense: Randy Hicks, T.; Lee Bullington, T; Mike Carruthers, LB; Derrick Samuels, CB; Terry White, CB; Steve Lyle, B; Tony DeLeone, P-PK.
1983 Results (1-10-0)
First Meeting
KSU		OPP	1984 Schedule		
6	Akron	13	Sept. 1	Akron	H
10	Syracuse	22	Sept. 8	Kentucky	A
7	Northern Illinois	38	Sept. 22	Northern Illinois	A
7	Central Michigan	13	Sept. 29	Central Michigan	H
7	Miami (0)	27	Oct. 6	Miami (0)	H
13	Ball State	17	Oct. 13	Ball State	A
20	Ohio University	21	Oct. 20	Ohio University	A
34	Toledo	37	Oct. 27	Toldeo	H
37	Eastern Michigan	13	Nov. 3	Eastern Michigan	A
13	Western Michigan	21	Nov. 10	Western Michigan	A
3	Bowling Green	38	Nov. 17	Bowling Green	H
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ABOVE: Dan Coughlin gives instructions to a Wildcat during the Fran Curci regime. Now a member of Charley Pell's staff, Dan is one of several Gator coaches who may be seeking new jobs after this fall.
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This time a year ago, there were those who wondered if the Kentucky Wildcats would ever enjoy another winning season in college football. Now, twelve months later, those same fans are all excited about the prospects of not only acheiving a second straight winner, but also a second consecutive bowl trip.
Such wild dreams would not be feasible with many of the past Kentucky schedules, but the 1984 non-conference opposition, although formidable, certainly isn't a world beater in the line of past teams like Oklahoma, Clemson, Penn State and etc.
With that in mind, Coach Jerry Claiborne has probably long forgotten the days of last August when he, too, probably wondered if his alma mater would ever win another football game.
You remember, the Wildcats had just completed their first year under Claiborne at 0-10-1. The media, quite frankly, was a pussy cat during the first winless season since UK started the sport in 1881. Rightfully so, both the media and fans realized time was the only mender of a program which had reached all-time lows.
Part of Claiborne's first year results could be traced to his philosophy of building for the future and suffering at the present. He didn't throw raw-bone, wet-behind-the-ears rookies into battle for the sake of it. His red-shirt program is now paying handsome dividends. He's farther along in developing depth than many thought he could be by year three.
And that's precisely why the Wildcats will be one tough team through the 1984 season. They won't win all games, but they won't be embarrassed and if Kentucky manages a halftime lead against a top team like they did last year at Georgia, the favorite won't have such an easy time in rallying this season.
Kentucky hosts Kent State Saturday at 1:30 p.m. You never take an opponent lightly. The Cats should have a couple of touchdowns advantage in this one, but my goodness, look what happened to Pitt when Brigham Young showed up last week and shocked the Panthers.
If Kentucky is to have a good season, a sound victory over Kent State is a must. The Wildcats need confidence and young players need experience when going on the road the following two weeks at Indiana and Tulane.
Unlike the last two seasons, the question marks have been reduced significantly. Right now, the inexperienced and injury-plagued offensive line continues to worry the staff. And while quarterback Bill Ransdell enjoyed some fine moments last season, he's the man being counted on to
pull the trigger every play this fall.
Kentucky's running backs are much like the area's top industry, they're thoroughbreds any way you size them up. George Adams has a pro career in front of him and were he playing for a big-name school, he'd be touted by the media people as an All-American candidate.
Then there's Marc Logan, Chris Derry, Tom Wheary and Don Sabatino not to mention youngsters like quarterback Tim Jones and Kevin Dooley and super rookies Mark Higgs, Anthony Gardner and Ivy Joe Hunter.
Claiborne's wide tackle six. which was criticized by some at both Maryland and his early arrival here is not so much a controversial subject these days. That's because it has become rather successful. The linebacking corps is new, but our sources tell us that this segment of the defense is going to be one bright spot before the season is very old. The defensive backs are a thing of pride, especially when you have the likes of Paul Calhoun, Tony Mayes, Barry Alexander, Gordon Jackson and Car-michael Caldwell back there.
The specialty teams, as are customary under a Claiborne staff, are good. If placekickers Jim Rider and Joe Worley come through, there are going to be some mighty happy days for the Big Blue.
Well folks, it's time to grab the barbeque grill, head to the stadium and do a little tailgating. Kick-off is just around the corner.
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HERE AND THERE. . .The football season is just underway, but basketball   recruiting  is   getting  hot and heavy, what with the early November signing date. Bob Gibbons of All-Star Reports has his first report of the season out and his sources around the country indicate Kentucky has expressed interest  in  the   following prep seniors: Rodney Strickland (NY), 6-7 forward Irving Thomas(Fla),7-l center Tito Horford (TX), 6-8 forward Tom Kimbro (KY), 6-3 guard Ketih Williams (Ky),  6-11   center Mike Scott (Ky), 6-6 forward Jerome Lane (OH), 6-2 guard Billy Butts (Ind), 6-8 forward Kenny Payne (MS) and 6-3 guard Ron Watson   (TN).   Gibbons   didn't list Danny Ferry (Hyattsville, Maryland's DeMatha) on the Kentucky list but you can.be certain Joe B. Hall and his staff have Ferry right at the very top of the Christmas  wish list. . .A couple of interesting spectators at the Wildcats' final  preseason  football scrimmage last Saturday were former UK athletics director   Harry   Lancaster   who is recovering nicely after an illness early this spring and Frank Ham. Always one of the game's better tailgaiters, Harry said he was raring for another season of football. "I really haven't seen enough to know what kind of team  they're  (UK)  going   to have because this is my first practice," said Lancaster, "but this is what you would call a winable schedule. I'm looking foward to it." Accompanying Lancaster was UK assistant athletics director Frank Ham. The two had earlier taken in the Senior's   PGA Golf Tour that morning. . .A visitor to the scrimmage was former Louisville Courier-Journal sports writer John McGill, Jr. who once covered the Cats for the CJ and before  that The Lexington Herald-Leader. A UK grad, McGill now has the automotive and racing beat for Auto Week, a national news weekly on the   industry.   Sometime   soon, he expects to become a racing driver for the publication which plans to sponsor a car of its own. Oh, what a life to live. . .According  to  reports  out of Florida, among the violations committed by the Florida football program was spying on some seven opponents' practices in 1980 and 1981. The report listed the schools, but Kentucky was not   one   of   them... One   of the emotional   scenes    shown    on the television Saturday   night   from the Florida-Miami game showed Coach
Charley Pell being embraced by one of his   assistants,   Larry   Kirksey just seconds  after Florida  scored what appeared to be the winning touchdown. Kirksey, who left UK after Fran Curci was fired, caught on at Kansas, but left there when Don Fambrough's regime came to an end. After one year as head coach at  Kentucky State, Kirksey hooked on at Florida. The sad aspect is that Kirksey is one of the nicest   guys   around   and   is very knowledgeable of the sport. Without question, he has the know-how and experience to be a first-rate coach, yet his days could be numbered once again... Was it poetic justice when Florida appeared to come from behind, only to have victory snatched away by one   of   its   hated   rivals? Miami's unbelievable 32-20 victory served as another tough blow to the Gators' program. In some corners, there is no sympathy for Florida or the school's administration. They knew full well what to expect when the Gators hired Pell   back   in   1978. Unfortunately, Florida has subscribed to the theory of winning at any cost. With that in mind, I'm reminded of the Florida press and the way Fran Curci was treated during his days at Kentucky (yes, UK got what it deserved). But I remember most a comment from a high Florida official who was quoted as saying that the   Gators   would   never   hire a "cheater," even if they never won another football game. The obvious reference was to Curci who was being suggested as a replacement for Doug Dickey . Fact is, Charley Pell's first season didn't produce a victory, but many wins did follow, just as NCAA probation   surely  will   in  the near future. . .  Basketball fans may not recognize     Wildcat   stars Winston Bennett and James  Blackmon this season. Both apparently showed up a starving barber shop, judging from their short trims the two have been sporting in recent weeks. And don't be surprised if both are in the thick of All-SEC voting by season's end this winter. If Kentucky is to mature into a tournament-caliber team, it's imperative   that   Blackmon   plays   a key role. . . More and more schools are losing their games on highly-visible and   powerful   radio   stations and going to smaller one which some say bring the schools more money. Such is the  case  at Vanderbilt  where the Commodores have vacated a powerful 50,000-watt station in lieu of an FM station. In Louisiana, the unthinkable has happened. Football fans, be they LSU or just collegiate fans, can no longer pick up the LSU Tigers on the powerful   WWL   in   New Orleans. Instead, LSU had bargained out its rights to a network which uses less powerful station in New Orleans. (Continued On Page 34) 7^4
1983 SEC Team Statistics
Final Standings				Scoring Off	nse		Scorin	g Defense	
	SEC		All						
School	Gms	Pet	Gms.	School Gms	Pts	Aver	School	Gms Pts	Aver
Auburn	6-0-0	1.000	10-1-0	Alabama 11	338	30.7	Tennessee	11 142	12.9
Georgia	5-1-0	.833	9-1-1	Auburn 11	302	27.5	Georgia	11 149	13.5
Florida	4-2-0	.667	8-2-1	Florida 11	290	26.4	Florida	11 150	13.6
Tennessee	4-2-0	.667	8-3-0	Georgia 11	264	24.0	Auburn	11 179	16.3
Alabama	4-2-0	.667	7-4-0	Tennessee 11	252	22.9	Kentucky	11 217	19.7
Ole Miss	4-2-0	.667	6-5-0	LSU 11	251	22.8	Alabama	11 222	20.2
Kentucky	2-4-0	.333	6-4-1	Kentucky   11	212	19.3	LSU	11 253	23.0
Miss. State	1-5-0	.167	3-8-0	Miss. State 11	196	17.8	Ole Miss	11 255	23.2
LSU	0-6-0	.000	4-7-0	Vanderbilt 11	183	16.6	Vanderbilt	11 274	24.9
Vanderbilt	0-6-0	.000	2-9-0	Ole Miss 11	176	16.0	Miss. State	11 279"	25.4
	Rushin		a Offense					Rushin		g Defense			
School				Att	Game						Att	Game	
	G	Att	Yds	Avg	Aver	TO	School	G	Alt	Yds	Avg	Aver	TO
Auburn	11	600	3231	5.4	293.7	28	Tennessee	11	433	1231	2.8	111.9	8
Alabama	11	561	2656	4.7	241.5	23	Auburn	11	422	1353	3.2	123.0	6
Georgia	11	570	2528	4.4	229.8	22	Florida	11	407	1458	3.6	132.5	13
Tennessee	11	514	2319	4.5	210.8	14	Georgia	11	440	1493	3.4	135.7	8
Miss. State	11	524	2177	4.2	197.9	19	Alabama	11	461	1702	3.7	154.7	11
Florida	11	500	2167	4.3	197.0	21	Miss. State	11	482	1818	3.8	165.3	20
LSU	11	448	1583	3.5	143.9	22	LSU	11	489	1863	3.8	169.4	19
Ole Miss	11	502	1495	3.0	135.9	10	Ole Miss	11	531	1933	3.6	175.7	18
Kentucky	11	437	1402	3.2	127.5	13	Vanderbilt	11	506	2099	4.1	190.8	19
Vanderbilt	11	319	816	2.6	74.2	7	Kentucky	11	520	2176	4.2	197.8	20
Passing Offense
Passing Defense
School					Game							Game	
	Att	Cmp	im	Pet	Yds Aver	TD	School	Att	Cmp	Int	Pet	Yds Aver	TD
Vanderbilt	519	296	31	57.0	3299 299.9	14	Florida	296	156	19	52.7	1663 151.2	6
LSU	340	194	18	57.1	2546 231.5	7	Kentucky	276	141	12	51.1	1669 151.7	.5
Florida	305	193	11	63.3	2210 200.9	11	LSU	262	145	16	55.3	1726 156.9	11
Alabama	262	146	16	55.7	2009 182.6	14	Tennessee	323	178	9	55.1	1838 1 67.1	5
Tennessee 256		134	11	52.3	1806 164.2	14	Georgia	293	169	19	57.7	1861 169.2	5
Kentucky	268	156	13	58.2	1763 160.3	13	Ole Miss	295	154	14	52.2	2021 183.7	8
Ole Miss	316	167	18	52.8	1645 149.5	8	Auburn	305	162	11	53.1	2098 190.7	15
Miss. State225		103	14	45.8	1463 133.0	3	Vanderbilt	273	156	12	57.1	2122 192.9	12
Georgia	197	100	8	50.8	1269 115.4	7	Miss. State313		177	10	56.5	2186 198.7	14
Auburn	168	89	4	53.0	979 89.0	7	Alabama	305	165	14	54.1	2246 204.2	13
Total Offense
Total Defense
Scnool				Att	Game						Att	Game	
	G	Att	Yds	Avg	Aver	TD	School	G	Att	Yds	Avg	Aver	TD
Alabama	11	823	4665	5.7	424.1	37	Tennessee	11	756	3069	4.1	279.0	13
Florida	11	805	4377	5.4	397.9	32	Florida	11	703	3121	4.4	283.7	19
Auburn	11	768	4210	5.5	382.7	35	Georgia	11	733	3354	4.6	304.9	13
LSU	11	788	4129	5.2	375.4	29	Auburn	11	727	3451	4.7	313.7	21
Tennessee	11	770	4125	5.4	375.0	28	LSU	11	751	3589	4.8	326.3	30
Vanderbilt	11	838	4115	4.9	374.1	21	Kentucky	11	796	3845	4.8	349.5	25
Georgia	11	767	3797	5.9	345.2	29	Alabama	11	766	3948	5.2	358.9	24
Miss. State	11	749	3640	4.9	330.9	22	Ole Miss	11	826	3954	4.8	359.5	26
Kentucky	11	705	3165	4.5	287.7	26	Miss. State	11	795	4004	5.0	364.0	34
Ole Miss	11	818	3140	3.8	285.5	18	Vanderbilt	11	779	4221	5.4	383.7	31
In 65 home football games in 1983, the 10 Southeastern Conference schools drew 4,214,702 fans for an average of 64,842, second best in the nation to the Big Ten's 67,471 per game. The SEC's stadia were filled to 98.5% capacity, best of any league in the nation.
Four SEC schools ranked in the nation's top 10 in attendance: Tennessee, third with an average of 84,928 per game; Georgia, fourth with 82,128; LSU, sixth with 76,490; and Auburn, ninth with 74,866. Florida (12th with 72,847) and Alabama (17th with 68,284) were also in the top 20. Kentucky was 28th nationally with an average of 54,243; Ole Miss 47th with 41,265; Vanderbilt 48th with 41,044; and Miss. State 50th with 36,969. No other conference had all its members rank in the top 50 nationally in attendance.
	Division	l-A Attendance Leaders 1983		Avg.
	School	Games	Total	
1.	Michigan	6	626,916	104,486
2.	Ohio State	6	534,110	89,018
3.	TENNESSEE	8	679,420	84,928
4.	GEORGIA	7	574,898	82,128
5.	Penn State	7	572,256	81,751
6.	LSU	illl7- 	535,432	76,490
7.	Nebraska	6	458,005	76,334
8.	Oklahoma	7	450,048	75,008
9.	AUBURN	7	524,065	74,866
10.	Clemson	7	521,898	74,557
11.	Illinois	5	369,356	73,871
12.	FLORIDA	6	437,080	72,847
13.	Michigan State	5	359,744	71,949
14.	Texas	6	429,559	71,593
15.	South Carolina	7	495,125	70,732
16.	Wisconsin	7	488,290	69,756
17.	ALABAMA	6	409,704	68,284
18.	Arizona State	8	539,786	67,473
19.	Iowa	5	330,620	66,124
20.	Purdue	5	326,789	65,358
	Other SEC Schools and National Rank in Attendance:			
28.	KENTUCKY	7	379,699	54,243
47.	OLE MISS	5	206,327	41,265
48.	VANDERBILT	6	246,263	41,044
50.	MISS. STATE	6	221,814	36,969
High-Firing John Grimsley
Grimsley Making Waves With Houston Oilers
At the risk of being premature, the Oilers feel they just may have found a budding Gregg Bingham in their training camp.
Name's John Grimsley, a 6-2, 232-pound inside linebacker who plays smart and hits people silly, both at the same time.
"Grimsley has excellent leadership qualities," said head coach Hugh Campbell of the Oiler's sixth-round draft pick from Kentucky. "He might be a young Greg Bingham in the making.''
Nice compliment, nice player.
Grimsley, a soft-spoken hit man, has started both pre-season games because of a lacerated hand injury to Robert Abraham, and he was all over the New York Jets in leading the Oilers in tackles with 11 - including nine first hits.
"Because of an injury (to Abraham), John had to be thrown to the wolves and he survived," observed Oilers linebacker coach John Devlin who also tutored Grimsley at Kentucky last season.
"I would like to think he had a lot to do with our winning the LSU game last year," continued Devlin. "He drilled a guy and you could hear it in the press box. Our defense caught fire after that."
Grimsley doesn't say much about Grimsley except to say it's nice to be
alive and hitting people. He plays the inside linebacker position on the weak side - opposite Bingham - and participates in all four major special teams.
"It would be nice to have all linebackers on your special teams," coach Campbell said of the eye-catching, helmet-popping early impressions given by all four Oiler linebacker draftees - Johnny Meads, Robert Lyles, Grimsley and Mike Russell before the latter was sidelined for the preseason with a neck injury.
Grimsley has adjusted rapidly to the Oiler's new swarm defense.
"The first week you're a little tenative because you realize you're playing in the pros," Grimsley admitted. "But after you start getting used to the plays, things start flowing more and more smoothly as days go by."
It shows. Grimsley, who grew up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame town of Canton, Ohio, feels he has conquered the mental part of the game. He just needs some more different colored jerseys to hit for practice.
"I thought the learning process would have taken me longer," said Grimsley, whose football IQ and soft voice makes him a leader by example. "I've been paying attention to other players' mistakes as well as my own."
Nice player, nice attitude. Remember the name.
-Houston Post
Grimsley Re-united With Ole Coach Devlin 7^5
Coach Jerry Eisaman Gives Pointers To Quarterbacks
Experimentation Rights Granted For 1984-85 Basketball Season
A total of 23 conferences and a group of Division I independents have been granted experimentation rights by the NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee for the 1984-85 season.
Each of the 23 conferences (19 in Division I) and the independents will use a 45-second shot clock left on the entire game with no lack-of-action counts. Three leagues - Atlantic 10 Conference, Big Sky Conference and Pacific Coach Athletic Association -will use the shot clock in conjunction with a three-point play measured 19 feet, nine inches from the center of
the basket.
Under the guidelines adopted in April by the rules committee, experimentation during the 1984-85 season is limited to three areas: the 45-second clock left on the whole game, the clock in conjunction with the three-point play and the use of a rearboundary arc. The latter concept is an experiment to reduce the area of the front court, thereby reducing the area an offensive team has to spread out and hold the ball. There were no applicants for experimentation with the rear-boundary arc.
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"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal readers for the success we've enjoyed the past eight years and we welcome any comments or suggestions you may have, just direct them to me attention," said the TCP publisher.
"We are delighted to have such a large sampling of conferences and a good cross section of the country, including Divisions II and III conferences," said Edward S. Steiz, secretary-rules editor of the committee and director of athletics at Springfield College. "We are disappointed that there were not any applicants for the rear-boundary-arc experiment. It's an idea that deals with space as an alternative to the shot clock, and it may be an idea that's 20 years ahead of its time."
One additional experiment will be conducted at Eastern Washington University, where a special target rim and backboard will be used. Both the rim and the backboard window will be pained an optical orange color to test shooting accuracy.
Following is a list of the conferences and schools that have been granted experimental rights for 1984-85.
45-second clock, entire game: Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, ECAC North Conference, Great Lakes Athletic Conference (Division II), Gulf Star Conference, Lone Star Conference (Division II), Metro Conference, MidAmerican Athletic Conference, Midwestern Independents (University of Dayton, DePaul University, Marquette University, University of Notre Dame), Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III), Southeastern Conference, Southland Conference, Southwest Athletic Conference, State University of New York Conference (Division III), Sun Belt Conference, Western Athletic Conference, West Coach Athletic Conference.
45-second clock and three-point play: Atlantic 10 Conference, Big Sky Conference, Pacific Coach Athletic Association.
Taget    rim/backboard: Eastern Washington University.
SEC Picks
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2.	A1abama
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h.	LSU
5-	Tennessee
6.	Georg i a
8.	Mississippi
9.	Vanderb i11
10.	Mississippi State
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1 . Aubu rn
2. Tennessee
3. F1 orida k. Alabama
5. Georgia
6. Mississippi
7. Vanderbilt
10. Mississippi
1 . Alabama
2. LSU
3. Tennessee k. Florida
5. Auburn
6. Georgia
7. Vanderbilt
8. Mississippi
9. KENTUCKY 10. Mississippi
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