Vols get third pick to win SEC East

Pauline Gross
July 15, 2017

This year's Southeastern Conference football competition will likely be more interesting than the poll of those voting at SEC Media Days would suggest.

Georgia was picked to win the East by a narrow margin over two-time defending division champion Florida.

Georgia got 138 first place votes, Florida 96.

Alabama was the overwhelming choice to win the league, receiving 212 more votes than the second-place team in SEC West polling, and 206 more votes than the next-closest program in voting for the overall crown.

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SC received more first-place divisional votes than Tennessee (five to three) despite receiving 101 fewer points in overall balloting. Behind Alabama (1,683), Auburn (1,329) and LSU (1,262) in the West, media members selected Arkansas fourth (796) followed by Texas A&M (722), Mississippi State (633) and Ole Miss (379). Rival Auburn is picked to finish second and received 13 first-place votes. The Bulldogs tallied 1,572 points to the Gators' 1,526. Georgia was picked to win the East, followed by Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri.

Georgia had four First Team selections, including two on offense and two on defense.

The top vote-getters were defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick and wide receiver Calvin Ridley of Alabama, who received 232 votes each.

Georgia had Chubb, tight end Isaac Nauta and defensive lineman Trenton Thompson named to the first team. LSU placed tailback Derrius Guice and linebacker Arden Key on the first team, tying Texas A&M - receiver Christian Kirk and safety Armani Watts - with two picks each. Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri round out the predicted order of finish in the division.

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