SEC Media Days: Division Picks and All-SEC Team Announced

The SEC media picks for division finish and All-SEC teams have been announced. We have previously looked at the coaches' preseason All-SEC team.

South Carolina is the overwhelming favorite in the SEC East, gaining 114 first place votes over Georgia's 38, Florida's 12, Tennessee's two, and Kentucky's one. That order is the order for the division itself, with Vanderbilt bringing up the rear. 

Alabama is actually a bigger favorite in the West division in terms of first place votes. The Crimson Tide got 111 first place votes, LSU got 30, Arkansas got 23, Ole Miss got 2 (!), and Mississippi State got one. The predicted order of finish is Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, MSU, Auburn, and Ole Miss.

For overall SEC champ, Alabama ran away with the thing with 98 selections. LSU was next with 29, followed by Arkansas with 18, South Carolina with 14, Georgia with four, Florida with two, and (not making this up) Ole Miss with two (!!).

Here's a breakdown of the All-SEC selections:

Team First Second Third Total Score*
Alabama 9 4 3 16** 38
Georgia 6 3 0 9 24
Arkansas 2 4 8 14*** 22
South Carolina 3 3 4 10 19
Auburn 1 5 2 8 15
Ole Miss 2 2 2 6 12
LSU 1 2 4 7 11
Kentucky 2 0 1 3 7
Tennessee 1 1 1 3 6
Florida 0 1 3 4 5
Mississippi State 0 1 2 3 4
Vanderbilt 0 1 2 3 4

 

*Three points for first team, two for second, one for third.

**Alabama has 16 selections but only 14 players picked. Trent Richardson was picked as both a running back and an all-purpose player, and Marquis Maze was picked as both a receiver and return specialist.

***Arkansas has 14 selections but only 13 players picked. Joe Adams was picked both as a receiver and an all-purpose player.

Alabama obviously cleaned up quite a bit, and the SEC's Charles Bloom says its 16 total selections is a record. Arkansas also did quite well in total picks, just as it did in the coaches' picks. Georgia had fewer players but ended up second in score; keep in mind though that two of its first team selections are its kicker and punter.

Aaron Murray completed his sweep of first team quarterback selections, with Stephen Garcia on the second team and Jordan Jefferson third team. Richardson and Lattimore completed their sweep of first team running back selections.

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