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SEC MEDIA DAYS 2017: Alabama overwhelming favorite






Jalen Hurts was selected first team all-SEC by the media this week. (Photo courtesy Unv Alabama Media Relations)

Staff Report
(July 14, 2017)

The annual prediction by the members of SEC Media Days and to no surprise, Alabama is expected to win the 2017 SEC Championship.

The Crimson Tide received 217 votes for champion while Auburn was picked by 11 members of the media to win the title.

Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,572 points, including 138 first-place votes, narrowly edging two-time defending division champion Florida who was second with 1,526 points and 96 votes to win the division. Tennessee was third with 998 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 1,683 total points, while Auburn was second with 1,329. Alabama received 225 first-place votes in the West. LSU was third with 1,262 points.

Other teams chosen to win the overall SEC included Georgia (6 votes); LSU (3); Florida (3); South Carolina (1); Vanderbilt (1) and Arkansas (1).

Six times since 1992 - four times in the last 20 - the predicted champion at SEC Media Days has proceeded to win the SEC Championship. Media in attendance have correctly predicted the eventual champion two of the last three seasons.

Alabama had the most first-team All-SEC selections this season with 10, which is a new record for the SEC Media Days All-SEC Team.

To view the entire vote as well as the all-conference selections, click here.

 


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