SEC media predictions announced Friday

SEC media predictions announced Friday

MOBILE, AL (WNSP) —The official SEC preseason predictions were announced by the conference Friday after a long week of SEC media coverage in Hoover.

According to the SEC’s official website, the voting took place Thursday with media in attendance after the final day of SEC Media Days. Members of the media voted for an Eastern Division winner, a Western Division winner, and an SEC champion.

The Georgia Bulldogs were predicted to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,572 points, and Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1,683 points.

With 217 votes, the Crimson Tide is predicted to grab their fourth-straight SEC title. Even though Georgia was picked to be the Eastern Division champion, Auburn came in second behind Alabama for the most SEC Champion votes with 11 (Georgia had 6).

The votes were given to each team on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.

The full list of votes is listed below:

Eastern Division

School Points 1st Place Votes
Georgia 1572 138
Florida 1526 96
Tennessee 998 3
South Carolina 897 5
Kentucky 869 0
Vanderbilt 554 1
Missouri 388 0

Western Division

School Points 1st Place Votes
Alabama 1683 225
Auburn 1329 13
LSU 1262 4
Arkansas 796 1
Texas A&M 722 0
Mississippi State 633 0
Ole Miss 379 0

SEC Champion

School Points
Alabama 217
Auburn 11
Georgia 6
Florida 3
South Carolina 1
Vanderbilt 1
Arkansas 1

“Media in attendance have correctly predicted the eventual champion two of the last three seasons,” the SEC said in a press release. As of now, it looks like a rematch of the 2012 game between the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs.

Morgan Eiland