Gamecocks picked 4th in SEC East, Alabama is top pick

The media attending SEC Football Media Days this past week in Birmingham has picked South Carolina to finish fourth in the Eastern Division, it was announced Friday.

Alabama was an overwhelming choice to win the SEC title in 2017, with Georgia narrowly edging Florida to capture the East. Tennessee was picked third in the East, followed by South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri. Auburn was tabbed to finish second in the West, followed by LSU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

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Six times since 1992 – four times in the last 20 –  the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship. Media in attendance have correctly predicted the eventual champion two of the last three seasons.

Alabama had the most first-team All-SEC selections this season with 10, which is a new record for the SEC Media Days All-SEC Team.

EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)
Georgia (138) 1572
Florida (96) 1526
Tennessee (3) 998
South Carolina (5) 897
Kentucky 869
Vanderbilt 554
Missouri 388

WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)
Alabama (225) 1683
Auburn (13) 1329
LSU (4) 1262
Arkansas (1) 796
Texas A&M 722
Mississippi State 633
Ole Miss 379

Alabama 217
Auburn 11
Georgia 6
Florida 3
South Carolina 1
Vanderbilt 1
Arkansas 1

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