Media Predicts Alabama to Win 2017 SEC Championship

ALL-SEC PRESEASON TEAMS ALSO ANNOUNCED

SEC Football Media Days wrapped up on Thursday with media in attendance predicting Alabama to win the 2017 SEC Championship.

Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,572 points while Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1,683 total points.

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.

EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

School Points
Georgia (138) 1572
Florida (96) 1526
Tennessee (3) 998
South Carolina (5) 897
Kentucky 869
Vanderbilt 554
Missouri 388

 

WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

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

 

SEC CHAMPION

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

 

2017 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

(Total points earned in parenthesis)

 

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB        Jalen Hurts, Alabama (196)

RB        Derrius Guice, LSU (223)

RB        Nick Chubb, Georgia (211)

WR       Calvin Ridley, Alabama (232)

WR       Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (197)

TE         Isaac Nauta, Georgia (134)

OL        Braden Smith, Auburn (201)

OL        Martez Ivey, Florida (198)

OL        Jonah Williams, Alabama (187)

OL        Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama (174)

C          Frank Ragnow, Arkansas (174)

 

Second-Team

QB       Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State (121)

RB        Bo Scarbrough, Alabama (151)

RB        Kamryn Pettway, Auburn (141)

WR       Antonio Callaway, Florida (152)

WR       J’Mon Moore, Missouri (91)

TE         Hayden Hurst, South Carolina (115)

OL        Isaiah Wynn, Georgia (116)

OL        Jashon Robertson, Tennessee (108)

OL        K.J. Malone, LSU (101)

OL        Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State (101)

C          Bradley Bozeman, Alabama (155)

 

Third-Team

QB        Austin Allen, Arkansas (102)

RB        Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt (105)

RB        Sony Michel, Georgia (30)

WR       Deebo Samuel, South Carolina (64)

WR       Jauan Jennings, Tennessee (42)

TE         DeAndre Goolsby, Florida (76)

OL        Lester Cotton, Alabama (96)

OL        Greg Little, Ole Miss (94)

OL        Javon Patterson, Ole Miss (87)

OL        Koda Martin, Texas A&M (69)

C           Will Clapp, LSU (66)

 

 

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL        Da’Ron Payne, Alabama (196)

DL        Da’Shawn Hand, Alabama (180)

DL         Trenton Thompson, Georgia (172)

DL        Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss (159)

LB         Arden Key, LSU (191)

LB         Rashaan Evans, Alabama (180)

LB         Roquan Smith, Georgia (157)

DB        Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (232)

DB        Ronnie Harrison, Alabama (156)

DB        Armani Watts, Texas A&M (137)

DB        Duke Dawson, Florida (137)

 

Second-Team

DL        Cece Jefferson, Florida (151)

DL         Marlon Davidson, Auburn (120)

DL         Christian LaCouture, LSU (107)

DL         Denzil Ware, Kentucky (78)

LB         Shaun Dion Hamilton, Alabama (156)

LB        Skai Moore, South Carolina (128)

LB         Tre’ Williams, Auburn (103)

DB        Tray Matthews, Auburn (126)

DB        Donte Jackson, LSU (123)

DB        Carlton Davis, Auburn (109)

DB       Dominick Sanders, Georgia (109)

 

Third-Team

DL        Marcell Frazier, Missouri (77)

DL         Jabari Zuniga, Florida (76)

DL        Dontavius Russell, Auburn (70)

DL         Rashard Lawrence, LSU (54)

LB         Jordan Jones, Kentucky (91)

LB         Lorenzo Carter, Georgia (82)

LB         Oren Burks, Vanderbilt (58)

DB        Anthony Averett, Alabama (104)

DB        Marcell Harris, Florida (83)

DB        Mike Edwards, Kentucky (71)

DB        Tony Brown, Alabama (62)

 

 

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P           JK Scott, Alabama (222)

PK        Daniel Carlson, Auburn (218)

RS        Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (176)

AP        Christian Kirk, Texas A&M (161)

 

Second-Team

P           Johnny Townsend, Florida (99)

PK        Eddy Piniero, Florida (106)

RS        Evan Berry, Tennssee (117)

AP        Derrius Guice, LSU (133)

 

Third-Team

P           Trevor Daniel, Tennessee (58)

PK        Gary Wunderlich, Ole Miss (94)

RS         Antonio Callaway, Florida (84)

AP        Kerryon Johnson, Auburn (66)

 

 

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