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Looking at the SEC's national prowess in men's golf

40 days ago
SEC Network
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The NCAA men's golf championships were scheduled to take place May 29-June 3 at Arizona State's Grayhawk Golf Club. Obviously, because of the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no such event occurring in the desert sun of Scottsdale, Arizona. 

What might have been? 

That we will never know, but several Southeastern Conference teams would have loved to have the chance to find out. According to the final rankings by Golfweek, before the season was abruptly cut short, two SEC teams were ranked in the top 10 nationally -- Texas A&M at No. 8 and Auburn at No. 10. Three others were ranked in the top 20: No. 18 Florida, No. 19 Georgia and No. 20 Vanderbilt.

Of those schools, only Florida and Georgia had previously earned national championship honors. Florida has claimed the national title four times in all -- the first coming in 1968 and the last coming in 2001. Georgia has pulled off the feat twice, in 1999 and again in 2005.

The only other two SEC schools to lay claim to the national title in men's golf are LSU, which first did it in 1940 and last accomplished it in 2015, with three additional titles in between; and Alabama, which became the only SEC school to go back-to-back with championship runs in 2013 and 2014.

For a look back at the previous national championship journeys of LSU, Florida, Georgia and Alabama, click on the team logos of each below.