With the additions of Arkansas and South Carolina in 1992, the SEC became the first FBS conference to institute divisions. They did so after becoming the first conference to create a conference championship game. It has been 25 years since that first SEC championship game was played, and throughout that time we have witnessed both the teams from the SEC East, and the teams from the SEC West dominate teams from the other division.
In much of the late 1990s - early 2000s, the SEC East reigned as the superior division of the conference. Florida and Tennessee were both juggernauts during the entire period under head coaches Steve Spurrier and Phillip Fulmer, and Georgia developed into one