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Preseason SEC Football Media Poll, All-SEC Team Announced

July 23, 2021
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 23, 2021)----Alabama has been predicted to win the 2021 SEC Championship, according to a preseason poll of media covering SEC Media Days.

Alabama received 84 votes to be crowned SEC Champion on December 4 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Georgia was second with 45 votes.

The Bulldogs were selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 923 points, including 124 first-place votes, while Florida was second with 784 points and seven votes to win the division. Kentucky was third with 624 points. Points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.

Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 932total points, followed by Texas A&M with 760 and LSU with 633. Alabama received 130 first-place votes in the SEC West.

Alabama led the way with 16 representatives on the Preseason All-SEC Team, including eight on the first team - six on defense. Georgia and Auburn had 10 members selected to the Preseason All-SEC Team, while Texas A&M had seven.

Eight times since 1992 has the predicted champion prior to the season proceeded to win the SEC Championship Game.

SEC PRESEASON MEDIA POLL: First place votes in ()

 

EASTERN DIVISION

Georgia (124)

Florida (7)

Kentucky (2)

Missouri

Tennessee

South Carolina (1)

Vanderbilt

 

 

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (130)

Texas A&M (1)

LSU (1)

Ole Miss (1)

Auburn

Arkansas (1)

Mississippi State

 

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama (84)

Georgia (45)

Ole Miss (1)

Texas A&M (1)

Florida (1)

Kentucky (1)

South Carolina (1)

 

 

 

2021 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

 

OFFENSE

 

First-Team

QB –  Matt Corral, Ole Miss

RB -  Tank Bigsby, Auburn

RB –  Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M

WR -  John Metchie III, Alabama

WR -  Treylon Burks, Arkansas

TE -  Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

OL -  Evan Neal, Alabama

OL -  Darian Kinnard, Kentucky

OL -  Kenyon Green, Texas A&M

OL -  Cade Mays, Tennessee

C -  Nick Brahms,  Auburn

 

Second-Team

QB –  JT Daniels, Georgia

RB -  Kevin Harris, South Carolina

RB -  Zamir White, Georgia

WR -  Kayshon Boutte, LSU

WR -  George Pickens, Georgia

TE -  Jahleel Billingsley, Alabama

OL -  Jamaree Salyer, Georgia

OL -  Emil Ekiyor Jr., Alabama

OL -  Ed Ingram, LSU

OL -  Austin Deculus, LSU

C -  Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas

 

Third-Team

QB –  Bo Nix, Auburn

RB -  Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama

RB -  Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

WR -  Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

WR -  Jacob Copeland, Florida

TE -  Nick Muse, South Carolina

OL -  Charles Cross, Mississippi State

OL -  Nick Broeker, Ole Miss

OL -  Myron Cunningham, Arkansas

OL -  Luke Fortner, Kentucky

*C -  Michael Maietti, Missouri

*C - Ben Brown, Ole Miss

 

DEFENSE

 

First-Team

DL -  Jordan Davis, Georgia

DL -  Phidarian Mathis, Alabama

DL -  Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina

*DL -  Zachary Carter, Florida

*DL - DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

LB -  Henry To'o To'o, Alabama

LB -  Christian Harris, Alabama

LB -  Will Anderson Jr., Alabama

DB -  Derek Stingley, LSU

DB -  Josh Jobe, Alabama

DB -  Malachi Moore, Alabama

DB -  Kaiir Elam, Florida

 

Second-Team

DL -  Josh Paschal, Kentucky

DL -  LaBryan Ray, Alabama

DL -  Ali Gaye, LSU

DL -  Trajan Jeffcoat, Missouri

LB -  Grant Morgan, Arkansas

LB -  Ventrell Miller, Florida

LB -  Zakoby McClain, Auburn

DB -  Smoke Monday, Auburn

DB -  Jordan Battle, Alabama

DB -  Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

DB -  Elias Ricks, LSU

 

Third-Team

DL  - DJ Dale, Alabama

DL - Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M

DL -  Travon Walker, Georgia

DL -  Derick Hall, Auburn

LB -  Owen Pappoe, Auburn

LB -  Nakobe Dean, Georgia

LB -  Christopher Allen, Alabama

DB -  Roger McCreary, Auburn

DB -  Lewis Cine, Georgia

DB -  Alontae Taylor, Tennessee

DB -  Yusuf Corker, Kentucky

 

SPECIALISTS

 

First-Team

P -  Jake Camarda, Georgia

PK - Cade York, LSU

RS  - Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss

AP -  Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss

 

Second-Team

P -  Paxton Brooks, Tennessee

PK - Will Reichard, Alabama

RS -  Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

AP -  Tank Bigsby, Auburn

 

Third-Team

P -  Mac Brown, Ole Miss

PK -  Anders Carlson, Auburn

RS -  Kearis Jackson, Georgia

AP - Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

 

* - Indicates a tie

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