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Pre-Season All-SEC, Order of Finish Predictions Released

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title.

The Crimson Tide was the pick of media covering SEC media days to beat South Carolina in the league championship game.

Alabama received 111 votes to win the West followed by LSU (30), Arkansas (23), Mississippi State (1) and Auburn. Mississippi was picked to finish last but got two first-place votes.

In the East, South Carolina got 114 votes to repeat as SEC East champions. The Gamecocks were followed by Georgia (38), Florida (12), Tennessee (2), Kentucky (1) and Vanderbilt.

Alabama was the pick to win the overall SEC title on 98 ballots, compared to 29 for LSU, 18 for Arkansas and 14 for South Carolina. Georgia got four votes and Florida and Ole Miss both got two.

2011 SEC MEDIA DAYS PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC TEAM NOTES

* - Alabama is predicted to win the SEC Championship by the media for the fourth time since 1992.  The previous times (and the actual finish) were:  1993 (lost in SEC Championship Game), 2000 (tied for fifth in West) and 2010 (fourth in West).

* - A total of 167 media selected the 2011 team.  That is the second highest total in Media Days history behind the 177 voters from last year.

* - The leading vote-getter on this year's team was South Carolina wide receiver Alshon Jeffery with 152 total votes.  It is the third highest vote total in Media Days history behind Alabama's Mark Ingram (165) and Dont'a Hightower (158), both from last year.

* - Jeffery is the first wide receiver to be the leading vote-getter since Florida's Jabar Gaffney in 2001 (81 of 84 total votes).

* - Alabama's 16 players on the All-SEC Team is the most in any year.  This is only the second time in Media Days history there have been three units on the All-SEC Team (2006).

* - Alabama's nine players on the All-SEC First Team is the most in any year.  The previous high was eight set in 2010 by Alabama and 2009 by Florida.

* - A total of 86 players are on the first, second and third units.

* - Each team had at least three representatives on the first, second and third units.  Nine of the 12 teams had representatives on the first unit. 

* - The first unit is comprised of 15 seniors, 10 juniors and two sophomores.  The second unit has 12 seniors, 12 juniors and three sophomores.  The third unit has 15 seniors, seven juniors and 10 sophomores.  In total, there are 42 seniors, 29 juniors and 15 sophomores.

* - The media have accurately predicted the SEC Champion three times since 1992.  In six years, the projected SEC Champion has reached the SEC Championship Game.

OFFENSE

First-Team Offense

Pos.

Name, Team

Ht.

Wt.

Class

Hometown

TE

Orson Charles, Georgia (71)

6-3

241

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

OL

Barrett Jones, Alabama (148)

6-5

311

Jr.

Memphis, Tenn.

OL

Bradley Sowell, Ole Miss (72)

6-7

315

Sr.

Hernando, Miss.

OL

Cordy Glenn, Georgia (71)

6-5

348

Sr.

Riverdale, Ga.

*OL

Larry Warford, Kentucky (55)

6-3

340

Jr.

Richmond, Ky.

*OL

Brandon Mosley, Auburn (55)

6-6

306

Sr.

Jefferson, Ga.

C

William Vlachos, Alabama (97)

6-1

294

Sr.

Mountain Brook, Ala.

WR

Greg Childs, Arkansas (103)

6-3

217

Sr.

Warren, Ark.

WR

Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina (152)

6-4

233

Jr.

St. Matthews, S.C.

QB

Aaron Murray, Georgia (117)

6-1

211

So.

Tampa, Fla.

RB

Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina (130)

6-1

231

So.

Duncan, S.C.

RB

Trent Richardson, Alabama (119)

5-11

224

Jr.

Pensacola, Fla.

Second-Team Offense

TE

Phillip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn (57)

6-4

253

Jr.

Marietta, Ga.

OL

D.J. Fluker, Alabama (52)

6-6

335

So.

Foley, Ala.

OL

Alex Hurst, LSU (33)

6-6

329

Jr.

Bartlett, Tenn.

OL

Bobby Massie, Ole Miss (30)

6-6

325

Jr.

Lynchburg, Va.

OL

Chance Warmack, Alabama (24)

6-3

320

Jr.

Atlanta, Ga.

C

Ben Jones, Georgia (45)

6-3

316

Sr.

Centreville, Ala.

WR

Marquis Maze, Alabama (22)

5-10

180

Sr.

Birmingham, Ala.

WR

Joe Adams, Arkansas (17)

5-11

190

Sr.

Little Rock, Ark.

QB

Stephen Garcia, South Carolina (23)

6-2

230

Sr.

Lutz, Fla.

RB

Knile Davis, Arkansas (50)

6-1

230

Jr.

Missouri City, Texas

RB

Michael Dyer, Auburn (23)

5-9

206

So.

Little Rock, Ark.

Third-Team Offense

*TE

Michael Williams, Alabama (12)

6-6

269

Jr.

Reform, Ala.

*TE

Brandon Barden, Vanderbilt (12)

6-5

245

Sr.

Lincolnton, Ga.

OL

Grant Cook, Arkansas (21)

6-4

318

Sr.

Jonesboro, Ark.

OL

Kyle Nunn, South Carolina (21)

6-5

296

Sr.

Sumter, S.C.

OL

Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina (18)

6-4

334

Sr.

Fairburn, Ga.

*OL

Alvin Bailey, Arkansas (14)

6-5

319

So.

Broken Arrow, Okla.

*OL

Addison Lawrence, Mississippi State (14)

6-4

300

Sr.

Coldwater, Miss.

*OL

Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (14)

6-4

320

So.

Liberty, Miss.

C

Travis Swanson, Arkansas (9)

6-5

305

So.

Kingwood, Texas

WR

Jarious Wright, Arkansas (8)

5-10

180

Sr.

Warren, Ark.

WR

Emory Blake, Auburn (7)

6-1

197

Jr.

Austin, Texas

QB

Jordan Jefferson, LSU (12)

6-5

224

Sr.

St. Rose, La.

RB

Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss (5)

5-11

221

Sr.

Baton Rouge, La.

RB

Tauren Poole, Tennessee (3)

5-10

215

Sr.

Toccoa, Ga.

DEFENSE

First-Team Defense

DL

Jake Bequette, Arkansas (100)

6-5

271

Sr.

Little Rock, Ark.

DL

Josh Chapman, Alabama (85)

6-1

310

Sr.

Hoover, Ala.

DL

Kentrell Lockett, Ole Miss (69)

6-5

248

Sr.

Hahnville, La.

DL

Malik Jackson, Tennessee (63)

6-5

270

Sr.

Northridge, Calif.

LB

Dont'a Hightower, Alabama (144)

6-4

260

Jr.

Lewisburg, Tenn.

LB

Courtney Upshaw, Alabama (82)

6-2

265

Sr.

Eufala, Ala.

LB

Danny Trevathan, Kentucky (69)

6-1

230

Sr.

Leesburg, Fla.

DB

Mark Barron, Alabama (140)

6-2

218

Sr.

Mobile, Ala.

DB

Robert Lester, Alabama (79)

6-2

210

Jr.

Foley, Ala.

DB

Stephon Gilmore, South Carolina (64)

6-1

194

Jr.

Rock Hill, S.C.

DB

Morris Claiborne, LSU (163)

6-1

177

Jr.

Shreveport, La.

Second-Team Defense

DL

Devin Taylor, South Carolina (56)

6-7

248

Jr.

Beaufort, S.C.

DL

Nosa Eguae, Auburn (37)

6-2

261

So.

Mansfield, Texas

DL

DeAngelo Tyson, Georgia (30)

6-2

306

Sr.

Statesboro, Ga.

*DL

Fletcher Cox, Mississippi State (26)

6-4

295

Jr.

Yazoo City, Miss.

*DL

Travian Robertson, South Carolina (26)

6-4

298

Sr.

Laurinburg, N.C.

LB

Chris Marve, Vanderbilt (61)

6-1

235

Sr.

Memphis, Tenn.

LB

Jerry Franklin, Arkansas (35)

6-1

245

Sr.

Marion, Ark.

LB

Ryan Baker, LSU (22)

6-1

227

Sr.

Grand Ridge, Fla.

DB

Dre' Kirkpatrick, Alabama (50)

6-3

192

Jr.

Gadsden, Ala.

DB

Brandon Boykin, Georgia (43)

5-10

183

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga.

DB

Janzen Jackson, Tennessee (34)

6-1

187

Jr.

Lake Charles, La.

DB

Neiko Thorpe, Auburn (31)

6-2

185

Sr.

Tucker, Ga.

Third-Team Defense

DL

Melvin Ingram, South Carolina (21)

6-2

271

Sr.

Hamlet, N.C.

DL

Barkevious Mingo, LSU (21)

6-5

240

So.

West Monroe, La.

DL

Sam Montgomery, LSU (20)

6-4

250

So.

Greenwood, S.C.

*DL

Tenarius Wright, Arkansas (15)

6-2

252

Jr.

Memphis, Tenn.

*DL

Dominique Easley, Florida (15)

6-1

285

So.

Staten Island, N.Y.

LB

Shaq Wilson, South Carolina (18)

5-11

233

Jr.

Jacksonville, Fla.

LB

C.J. Mosley, Alabama (17)

6-2

234

So.

Theodore, Ala.

*LB

Jon Bostic (12)

6-1

238

Jr.

Wellington, Fla.

*LB

Jerico Nelson, Arkansas (12)

5-10

216

Sr.

Destrehan, La.

DB

Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt (18)

5-11

188

Sr.

Perry, Ga.

DB

T'Sharvan Bell, Auburn (18)

6-1

180

Jr.

Kissimmee, Fla.

DB

Tyrann Mathieu, LSU (17)

5-9

180

Sr.

New Orleans, La.

DB

Tramain Thomas, Arkansas (16)

6-1

198

Sr.

Winnie, Texas

SPECIALISTS

First-Team Specialists

PK

Blair Walsh, Georgia (110)

5-10

192

Sr.

Boca Raton, Fla.

P

Drew Butler, Georgia (118)

6-2

214

Sr.

Duluth, Ga.

RS

Brandon Boykin, Georgia (53)

5-10

183

Sr.

Fayetteville, Ga.

AP

Trent Richardson, Alabama (71)

5-11

224

Jr.

Pensacola, Fla.

Second-Team Specialists

PK

Caleb Stugis, Floirda (24)

5-10

192

Jr.

St. Augustine, Fla.

P

Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss (21)

6-2

227

Jr.

Little Rock, Ark.

RS

Onterrio McCalebb, Auburn (29)

5-10

170

Jr.

Fort Meade, Fla.

AP

Joe Adams, Arkansas (42)

5-11

190

Sr.

Little Rock, Ark.

Third-Team Specialists

*PK

Zach Hocker, Arkansas (10)

6-1

180

So.

Russellville, Ark.

*PK

Bryon Rose, Ole Miss (10)

5-11

197

Jr.

Raleigh, N.C.

P

Ryan Tydlacka, Kentucky (13)

6-1

185

Sr.

Louisville, Ky.

RS

Marquis Maze, Alabama (28)

5-10

180

Sr.

Birmingham, Ala.

AP

Trey Burton, Florida (22)

6-2

222

So.

Venice, Fla.

SEC Predicted Order of Finish

SEC CHAMPION - Alabama (98), LSU (29), Arkansas (18), South Carolina (14), Georgia (4), Florida (2), Ole Miss (2)

EASTERN DIVISION

 

Team (1st place votes)

Points

1.  

South Carolina (114)

931

2.  

Georgia (38)

794

3.  

Florida (12)

731

4.  

Tennessee (2)

496

5.  

Kentucky (1)

340

6.  

Vanderbilt

215

 

WESTERN DIVISION

 

Team (1st place votes)

Points

1.  

Alabama (111)

925

2.  

LSU (30)

790

3.  

Arkansas (23)

717

4.  

Mississippi State (1)

455

5.  

Auburn

406

6.  

Ole Miss (2)

214

 

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