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Alabama coach Nick Saban speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill) Alabama coach Nick Saban speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
BIRMINGHAM - AL - The media has picked Alabama to win the SEC Championship again.

The Crimson Tide got more than twice as many votes as Auburn to win the league in the media poll.

South Carolina is the choice to win the SEC East and play Alabama in the SEC Championship game.

The media has correctly predicted the SEC Champion four times in 22 years.

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama (154)

Auburn (75)

South Carolina (32)

Georgia (19)

LSU (9)

Ole Mis (2)

Arkansas (1)

Mississippi State (1)

EASTERN DIVISION

South Carolina (1895)

Georgia (1777)

Florida (1362)

Missouri (1263)

Tennessee (893)

Vanderbilt (619)

Kentucky (395)

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (1915)

Auburn (1735)

LSU (1453)

Ole Miss (1069)

Mississippi State (890)

Texas A&M (791)

Arkansas (351)

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB_Nick Marshall, Auburn (241 points)

RB_T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (281)

RB —Todd Gurley, Georgia (280)

WR_Amari Cooper, Alabama (282)

WR_Sammie Coates, Auburn (207)

TE —O.J. Howard, Alabama (188)

OL_La'el Collins, LSU (231)

OL_Arie Kouandjio, Alabama (188)

OL_Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss (183)

OL_Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (174)

C_Reese Dismukes, Auburn (226)

DEFENSE

DL_Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (239)

DL_Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida (212)

DL_A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama (208)

DL_Gabe Wright, Auburn (192)

LB_Trey DePriest, Alabama (253)

LB_A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (186)

LB_Ramik Wilson, Georgia (147)

DB_Landon Collins, Alabama (274)

DB_Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida (243)

DB_Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss (210)

DB_Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M (183)

SPECIALISTS

P_Drew Kaser, Texas A&M (221)

PK_Marshall Morgan, Georgia (224)

RS_Christion Jones, Alabama (262)

AP_Christion Jones, Alabama (130)

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB_Dak Prescott, Mississippi State (118)

RB_Mike Davis, South Carolina (240)

RB_Alex Collins, Arkansas (126)

WR_Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss (182)

WR_Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (71)

TE_C.J. Uzomah, Auburn (141)

OL_A.J. Cann, South Carolina (166)

OL_Vadal Alexander, LSU (112)

OL_Alex Kozan, Auburn (112)

OL_Corey Robinson, South Carolina (107)

C_Ryan Kelly, Alabama (126)

DEFENSE

DL_Trey Flowers, Arkansas (181)

DL_Chris Jones, Mississippi State (150)

DL_Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Kentucky (134)

DL_Markus Golden, Missouri (125)

LB_Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State (143)

LB_Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (137)

LB_Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (116)

DB_Robenson Therezie, Auburn (144)

DB_Tre'Davious White, LSU (141)

DB_Damian Swann, Georgia (127)

DB_Tony Conner, Ole Miss (116)

SPECIALISTS

P — Sam Irwin-Hill, Arkansas (136)

PK — Colby Delahoussaye, LSU (142)

RS — Andre Debose, Florida (97)

AP — Terrence Magee, LSU (111)

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

QB_Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (94)

RB_Corey Grant, Auburn (52)

RB_Keith Marshall, Georgia (44)

WR_Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State (67)

WR_Marquez North, Tennessee (66)

TE_Hunter Henry, Arkansas (72)

OL_Austin Shepherd, Alabama (106)

OL_Chad Slade, Auburn (101)

OL_John Theus, Georgia (96)

OL_Chaz Green, Florida (94)

C_Evan Boehm, Missouri (77)

DEFENSE

DL_Ray Drew, Georgia (102)

DL_Montravius Adams, Auburn (94)

DL_Carl Lawson, Auburn (87)

DL_Jermauria Rasco, LSU (79)

LB_Kwon Alexander, LSU (112)

LB_Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn (82)

LB_Serderius Bryant, Ole Miss (76)

DB_Jonathon Mincy, Auburn (99)

DB_Corey Thompson, LSU (86)

DB_Rashard Robinson, LSU (84)

DB_Brison Williams, South Carolina (81)

SPECIALISTS

P_Jamie Keehn, LSU (81)

PK_Andrew Baggett, Missouri (103)

RS_Marcus Murphy, Missouri (72)

AP_Trey Williams, Texas A&M (89)