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SEC MEDIA DAYS

Media predicts Alabama to win SEC over Georgia

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

ATLANTA, GA -- SEC Football Media Days concluded on Thursday with media in attendance predicting Alabama to win the 2018 SEC Championship. Alabama received 193 votes to be crowned SEC Champion on December 1 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Georgia was second with 69 votes.

Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,977points, including 271 first-place votes, while South Carolina was second with 1,535 points and 8 votes to win the division. Florida was third with 1,441 total points. Points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.

Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1,971 total points, while Auburn was second with 1,664. Alabama received 263 first-place votes in the SEC West. Mississippi State was third with 1,239 points. 

Only six times since 1992 has the predicted champion at SEC Media Days proceeded to win the SEC Championship.

 

EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

Georgia (271)

1977

South Carolina (8)

1535

Florida (4)

1441

Missouri

1057

Kentucky (1)

874

Tennessee (1)

704

Vanderbilt

392

 

WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

Alabama (263)

1971

Auburn (19)

1664

Mississippi State (2)

1239

Texas A&M

1091

LSU

1025

Ole Miss

578

Arkansas

412
 

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama

193

Georgia

69

Auburn

14

South Carolina

4

Florida

2

Mississippi State

1

Missouri

1

 

2018 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB       Drew Lock, Missouri  

RB        Damien Harris, Alabama           

RB        Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky

WR       A.J. Brown, Ole Miss                  

WR       Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

TE         Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri  

OL        Jonah Williams, Alabama     

OL        Greg Little, Ole Miss                     

OL        Martez Ivey, Florida                         

OL        Trey Smith, Tennessee           

C          Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama                               

 

Second-Team

QB        Jarrett Stidham, Auburn                      

RB         D’Andre Swift, Georgia

RB        Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M          

WR       Terry Godwin, Georgia                     

WR       Ryan Davis, Auburn           

TE         Isaac Nauta, Georgia    

OL        Andrew Thomas, Georgia   

OL        Lester Cotton, Alabama                     

OL        Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas                    

OL        Garrett Brumfield, LSU                        

C           Lamont Gaillard, Georgia                                   

 

Third-Team

*QB     Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State

*QB     Jake Fromm, Georgia                                                

RB        Aeris Williams, Mississippi State            

RB         Jordan Scarlett, Florida        

WR       Jerry Jeudy, Alabama                     

WR       Emanuel Hall, Missouri               

TE         C.J. Conrad, Kentucky                           

OL        Matt Womack, Alabama            

OL        Zack Bailey, South Carolina     

OL        Javon Patterson, Ole Miss  

OL        Marquel Harrell, Auburn        

C          Erik McCoy, Texas A&M                         

 

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL        Raekwon Davis, Alabama                                 

DL        Cece Jefferson, Florida                         

DL        Montez Sweat, Mississippi State                      

DL        Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State                     

LB         Devin White, LSU                      

LB         Anfernee Jennings, Alabama     

LB         Mack Wilson, Alabama                      

DB       Deandre Baker, Georgia                             

DB       Greedy Williams, LSU                  

DB        J.R. Reed, Georgia                  

DB        Deionte Thompson, Alabama              

 

Second-Team

DL        Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia                                          

DL        Terry Beckner, Missouri               

DL         Derrick Brown, Auburn               

DL        Isaiah Buggs, Alabama         

LB         Josh Allen, Kentucky     

LB         Deshaun Davis, Auburn       

LB         D’Andre Walker, Georgia         

DB        Mike Edwards, Kentucky                      

DB        Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida                      

DB        Jamel Dean, Auburn                         

DB        CJ Henderson, Florida

 

Third-Team

DL        Dontavius Russell, Auburn

DL        Rashard Lawrence, LSU        

DL        Marlon Davidson, Auburn                      

*DL       Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M

*DL      Landis Durham, Texas A&M   

LB         Dylan Moses, Alabama                        

LB         David Reese, Florida    

LB        De'Jon Harris, Arkansas                          

DB        Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State     

DB        Marco Wilson, Florida                   

DB        Javaris Davis, Auburn                    

DB        Santos Ramirez, Arkansas                      

                

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P           Corey Fatony, Missouri                                    

PK        Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia                                         

RS        Deebo Samuel, South Carolina                                     

AP        Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

 

Second-Team

P           Joseph Charlton, South Carolina                                  

PK        Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M                                          

RS         Mecole Hardman, Georgia                  

AP        Trevon Diggs, Alabama                 

 

Third-Team

P           Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU    

PK         Tucker McCann, Missouri

RS         Trevon Diggs, Alabama   

AP        Kadarius Toney, Florida      

* - Indicates a tie

 

NOTES:  

* - Since 2000, Arkansas’ Darren McFadden (Arkansas) is the only unanimous selection to the SEC Media Days First Team at his position, collecting all possible votes that year.

* - Since 1992, the most players on a first-team was 10 by Alabama in 2017.