Thursday July 17th, 2014

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:

Overall champion

Alabama 154
Auburn 75
South Carolina 32
Georgia 19
LSU 9
Ole Miss 2
Arkansas 1
Mississippi State 1

SEC West

Alabama 1,915
Auburn 1,735
LSU 1,453
Ole Miss 1,069
Miss. State 890
Texas A&M 791
Arkansas 351

SEC East

South Carolina 1,895
Georgia 1,777
Florida 1,362
Missouri 1,263
Tennessee 893
Vanderbilt 619
Kentucky 395

 

Ben Estes

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