Auburn picked to win SEC, but Bama favored to win West
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) Reporters predicting the Southeastern Conference were torn in the Western Division.
Auburn received 108 first-place votes to Alabama's 92, but the Crimson Tide had a slight edge in overall points (1,405-1,362).
Auburn got 96 votes to win the SEC title followed by Alabama with 80.
The media's predicted champion has only won the league five times in 23 tries.