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HOOVER, AL (WBRC) -

For the first time in its 23-year history, the Southeastern Conference media poll yeilded different predictions for divisional and conference champions.

Auburn was picked to win the SEC Championship in 2015, but rival Alabama was picked to win the SEC West.

The Crimson Tide earned 1,405 total points with 92-first place votes in the West while the Tigers earned 1,362 points with 108 first place votes in the West. Bama recieved only three votes for fourth place or lower, giving them first place in the western division.

However, Auburn recieved 96 SEC Championship votes, 16 more than Alabama who recieved 80.

Voters tabbed Georgia to win the SEC East with 1,498 points and 166 first-place votes. The Bulldogs finished third in the SEC Championship voting with 28 first place votes.

Here are the predictions in full (first-place votes in parentheses):

SEC East

1. Georgia (166)

2. Tennessee (36)

3. Missouri (20)

4. South Carolina (1)

5. Florida (1)

6. Kentucky (1)

7. Vanderbilt

SEC West

1. Alabama (92)

2. Auburn (108)

3. LSU (10)

4. Arkansas (6)

5. Ole Miss (3)

6. Texas A&M (4)

7. Mississippi State (2)

SEC champion Votes

1. Auburn, 96

2. Alabama, 80

3. Georgia, 28

4. LSU, 9

5. Ole Miss, 3

5. Arkansas, 3

7. Texas A&M, 2

7. Tennessee, 2

9. Mississippi State, 1

9. Florida, 1

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