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Vanderbilt has SEC's longest win streak

Who's the SEC's hottest team entering the postseason?

Alabama's getting the most attention because the Crimson Tide are going for their third national championship in the last four years. Florida is the second team from the league playing in a BCS bowl after whipping up on Florida State in the regular-season finale, and Texas A&M is still flying high thanks to its epic win at Alabama back on Nov. 10 and Johnny Manziel bringing back the Heisman Trophy to Aggieland.

But the SEC team with the longest winning streak right now is Vanderbilt.

The Commodores have won six in a row and haven't lost since Oct. 13, a 31-17 loss at home to Florida.

A win over North Carolina State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday would give Vanderbilt a seven-game winning streak, which would be the Commodores' longest winning streak since winning eight in a row in 1948. Their current streak is their longest since 1955.

Also, a win in the bowl game would give them a 9-4 record, which would be their first nine-win season since 1915.

For a little perspective, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic in 1912.

Take a look at the SEC's longest current winning streaks:

  • Vanderbilt: 6

  • Texas A&M: 5

  • Florida: 4

  • South Carolina: 4

  • Alabama: 3

  • South Carolina: 3

One other thing to consider about the job James Franklin and his staff have done in their second season at Vanderbilt is that the Commodores have won seven SEC games over the past two seasons. That's more than Auburn, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss or Tennessee have won during that span.