3rd Annual ‘Best Sports Years in the SEC’

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Apr 12, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks mascot Cocky during halftime of the South Carolina spring game at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

7. South Carolina

For the third straight year the Gamecocks won 11 games. But that loss to Tennessee stung bad – if they had won that they would have won the East and who knows what would have happened after that. But another trip to the Capitol One Bowl means a great season in Columbia.

Basketball is still rebuilding under Frank Martin.

Another year as a Regional host, and while they made the final it was a disappointing finish losing to Maryland at home.