Athletic Conference Breakdown 2010: SEC

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In honor of the NCAA basketball tournament, U.S. News has taken a look at the Division I conferences. How do the schools in the Southeastern Conference match up based on their America's Best Colleges rankings?

  College Name and Location U.S. News Rank Team Nickname
1 Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, TN 17 Commodores
2 University of FloridaGainesville, FL 47 Gators
3 University of GeorgiaAthens, GA 58 Bulldogs
4 Auburn UniversityAuburn University, AL 88 Tigers
5 University of AlabamaTuscaloosa, AL 96 Crimson Tide
6 University of TennesseeKnoxville, TN 106 Volunteers
7 University of South CarolinaColumbia, SC 110 Gamecocks
8 Louisiana State University–Baton RougeBaton Rouge, LA 128 Tigers
9 University of ArkansasFayetteville, AR 128 Razorbacks
10 University of KentuckyLexington, KY 128 Wildcats
11 Mississippi State UniversityMississippi State, MS Tier 3 Bulldogs
12 University of MississippiUniversity, MS Tier 3 Rebels
All school rankings listed are within the National Universities category utilized in America's Best Colleges unless otherwise noted.