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Alabama picked to win SEC in preseason media poll

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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
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


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