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