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Alabama Projected as SEC Champions in Media Poll

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The Tide are picked to win the league for the third year in a row, according to the media poll released at SEC Media Days.

Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are favored to win the 2016 SEC Championship.
Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide are favored to win the 2016 SEC Championship.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide were projected on top of the Media Poll, released Thursday at the 2016 SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala. The Tide received 246 of 331 first place votes in the West Division, and 2,220 points overall. Tennessee was projected atop the East Division, with 225 of 331 first place votes, and 2,167 points overall.

Here's the full breakdown, with first place votes in parentheses:

East Division

1. Tennessee (225)- 2,167

2. Florida (57)- 1,891

3. Georgia (45)- 1,860

4. Kentucky- 933

5. Vanderbilt (2)- 810

6. Missouri- 807

7. South Carolina (2)- 800

West Division

1. Alabama (246)- 2,220

2. LSU (76)- 1,984

3. Ole Miss (5)- 1,479

4. Texas A&M (3)- 1,130

5. Arkansas (1)- 1,047

6. Auburn- 890

7. Mississippi State- 518