Mizzou Moves To The SEC: Can We Avoid Making Obvious Jokes?

The 'Cocks line up their balls ... yep.

Tuesday: If South Carolina Can Make It There...
Wednesday: The Garnet Army And Owning The YMCA
Wednesday: Community Roundtable And The Closers Talk South Carolina, Part I

A few weeks ago, we took a look at the Hogs and I made the statement that they were an Athletic Department much closer to us in performance than kU was as it pertained to the Border Battle. While I did say Arkansas was slightly ahead of us, it seems like the South Carolina Gamecocks (based solely upon Learfield numbers) are actually much closer. What will our bullets tell us?

As always, we will review the last three years of records for each of the sports which Mizzou will be bringing to the SEC starting in July, along with the Mizzou results over the same time span (in bold and italics). Let's get to it, starting with the fall sports (season listed is year in which the sport completed so fall sports will be a calendar year behind):

Overall Learfield Cup Standings: 2009-10 (49th) - 41st, 2010-11 (41st) - 39th, 2011-12 (49th) - 36th

Women's Soccer:

  • 2009 (13-6-3/7-1-2, B12 Regular Season Champs (1st) - 19-4-2 overall, 7-3-1 in SEC, SEC Tournament Champions (1st), eliminated in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament (lost on a header off a corner kick in the LAST SECOND, seriously...89:59 and there is no injury time in College soccer)
  • 2010 (7-10-2/5-5) - 17-6-2 overall, 8-2-1 in SEC, eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament
  • 2011 (12-8-1/3-5-0) - 16-7-0 overall, 9-2 in SEC (SEC Regular Season Champions, first), eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

Women's Cross Country:

  • 2009 (7th in B12, 7th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 9th in SEC, 14th in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2010 (11th in B12, 12th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 10th in SEC, 18th in NCAA Southeast Regional
  • 2011 (4th in B12, 7th in NCAA Midwest Regional) - 11th in SEC, 24th in NCAA Southeast Regional

Men's Cross Country: (Does not compete)

Women's Volleyball:

  • 2009 (18-14 overall, 9-11 in B12) - 14-16 overall, 5-15 in SEC
  • 2010 (22-11 overall, 12-8 in B12, eliminated in NCAA Sweet 16) - 7-23 overall, 4-16 in SEC
  • 2011 (21-13 overall, 7-9 in B12, eliminated in NCAA 1st round) - 14-16 overall, 5-15 in SEC

Women's Indoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12) - 7th in SEC, 19th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (12th in B12) - 7th in SEC, t-23rd in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (10th in B12) - 10th in SEC, t-62nd in NCAA Championships

Men's Indoor Track:

  • 2010 (9th in B12, 25th in NCAA Championships) - 4th in SEC, t-8th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (9th in B12, t-26th in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC, t-57th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (8th in B12, t-61st in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC, t-26th in NCAA Championships

Women's Gymnastics: (Does not compete)

Women's Basketball:

  • 2010 (12-18 overall, 2-14 in B12) - 14-15 overall, 7-9 in SEC
  • 2011 (13-18 overall, 5-11 in B12) - 18-15 overall, 8-8 in SEC, eliminated in 2nd round of WNIT
  • 2012 (13-18 overall, 2-14 in B12) - 25-10 overall, 10-6 in SEC, eliminated in Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament

Women's Swimming and Diving:

  • 2010 (3rd in B12, t-42nd in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC, 33rd in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (3rd in B12, 23rd in NCAA Championships) - 6th in SEC, 29th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (3rd in B12, 14th in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC, 29th in NCAA Championships

Men's Swimming and Diving:

  • 2010 (3rd in B12, 27th in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC
  • 2011 (3rd in B12, 22nd in NCAA Championships) - 7th in SEC, 36th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (3rd in B12, 19th in NCAA Championships) - 8th in SEC

Women's Outdoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12) - 8th in SEC
  • 2011 (11th in B12) - 7th in SEC, t-40th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (7th, t-40th in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC

Men's Outdoor Track:

  • 2010 (10th in B12, t-21st in NCAA Championships) - 3rd in SEC, 11th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (9th in B12, t-41st in NCAA Championships) - 11th in SEC
  • 2012 (10th, t-56th in NCAA Championships) - 9th in SEC

Women's Tennis:

  • 2010 (6-17 overall, 1-10 in B12) - 17-9 overall, 7-4 in SEC, eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament
  • 2011 (11-9 overall, 4-6 in B12) - 14-11 overall, 4-7 in SEC, eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament
  • 2012 (11-12 overall, 2-7 in B12, ranked #47 at last match) - 16-9 overall, 5-6 in SEC, eliminated in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

Women's Golf:

  • 2010 (7th in B12) - 7th in SEC, t-14th in NCAA Championships
  • 2011 (3rd in B12) - 5th in SEC, 18th in NCAA Championships
  • 2012 (9th in B12) - 6th in SEC, 5th in NCAA Championships

Men's Golf:

  • 2010 (11th in B12, 10th in NCAA Regionals) - 9th in SEC, 8th in NCAA East Regional
  • 2011 (5th in B12, 6th in NCAA Regionals) - 10th in SEC
  • 2012 (8th in B12) - 10th in SEC, 8th in NCAA Regional

Softball:

  • 2010 (51-13 overall, 11-7 in B12, eliminated in WCWS) - 11-40 overall, 1-27 in SEC (Coaching change)
  • 2011 (53-10 overall, 13-2 in B12, B12 Regular Season Champions (1st), eliminated in WCWS) - 26-30 overall, 6-22 in SEC
  • 2012 (47-14 overall, 17-7 in B12, eliminated in NCAA Super Regionals) - 23-32 overall, 3-25 in SEC

Baseball:

  • 2010 (29-26 overall, 10-16 in B12) - 54-16 overall, 21-9 in SEC, NCAA Champions
  • 2011 (27-32 overall, 12-15 in B12) - 55-14 overall, 22-8 in SEC (SEC Regular Season Champions, 3rd), NCAA Champions
  • 2012 (32-28 overall, 9-14 in B12, B12 Tournament Champions (first), eliminated in NCAA Regionals) - 46-17 overall, 18-11 in SEC, NCAA Runner-Up.

Summary:

I will say...I was a little surprised to see USC not competing in gymnastics (though certainly not all SEC schools do) and men's cross country. They are replaced by men's tennis and women's equestrian if you are curious. At any rate, some comparable programs, though nothing compares to the run of the baseball team, even with their disappointing finish this year in falling to Arizona. Loved seeing our collective AD's stepping up for a trophy game in football right out of the gate, and the Columbia thing will certainly be fun/annoying over time.

Links to Previous Reviews:

Alabama
Auburn
Mississippi State
Mississippi
LSU
Arkansas
Florida

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