Alabama has been picked to win the SEC in the conference's preseason media poll, the conference announced Thursday.
The Crimson Tide received 154 votes, 79 more than Auburn, the next-highest vote-getter. Alabama and Auburn were also picked 1-2 in the SEC West, with Alabama winning that poll 1,915-1,735.
South Carolina was picked to win the SEC East, receiving 1,895 votes. Georgia was picked second with 1,777 votes.
Auburn is the defending SEC champion, defeating Missouri 59-42 in last season's SEC championship game.
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The complete voting results:
South Carolina 32
Ole Miss 2
Mississippi State 1
Ole Miss 1,069
Miss. State 890
Texas A&M 791
South Carolina 1,895
- Ben Estes