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In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, Georgia's Jake Fromm warms up before the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, in Atlanta. Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm has a broken bone in his left hand but isn't expected to miss any summer workouts. School athletics spokesman Leland Barrow said Thursday that Fromm has a "small fracture" in his non-throwing hand, though he is already throwing the football. Barrow didn't have details on how Fromm was injured, while coach Kirby Smart told ESPN on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, that the injury happened earlier this week. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

SEC Media Vote

(First-place votes in parentheses), * tie

EASTERN DIVISION

Georgia (271) 1,977

South Carolina (8) 1,535

Florida (4) 1,441

Missouri 1,057

Kentucky (1) 874

Tennessee (1) 704

Vanderbilt 392

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (263) 1,971

Auburn (19) 1,664

Mississippi State (2) 1,239

Texas A&M 1,091

LSU 1,025

Ole Miss 578

Arkansas 412

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama 193

Georgia 69

Auburn 14

South Carolina 4

Florida 2

Mississippi State 1

Missouri 1

2018 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

OFFENSE

First Team

QB Drew Lock, Missouri

RB Damien Harris, Alabama

RB Benny Snell Jr., Kentucky

WR A.J. Brown, Ole Miss

WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Missouri

OL Jonah Williams, Alabama

OL Greg Little, Ole Miss

OL Martez Ivey, Florida

OL Trey Smith, Tennessee

C Ross Pierschbacher, Alabama

Second Team

QB Jarrett Stidham, Auburn

RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia

RB Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M

WR Terry Godwin, Georgia

WR Ryan Davis, Auburn

TE Isaac Nauta, Georgia

OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia

OL Lester Cotton, Alabama

OL Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas

OL Garrett Brumfield, LSU

C Lamont Gaillard, Georgia

Third Team

* QB Nick Fitzgerald, Mississippi State

* QB Jake Fromm, Georgia

RB Aeris Williams, Mississippi State

RB Jordan Scarlett, Florida

WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama

WR Emanuel Hall, Missouri

TE C.J. Conrad, Kentucky

OL Matt Womack, Alabama

OL Zack Bailey, South Carolina

OL Javon Patterson, Ole Miss

OL Marquel Harrell, Auburn

C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

DEFENSE

First Team

DL Raekwon Davis, Alabama

DL Cece Jefferson, Florida

DL Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

DL Jeffery Simmons, Mississippi State

LB Devin White, LSU

LB Anfernee Jennings, Alabama

LB Mack Wilson, Alabama

DB Deandre Baker, Georgia

DB Greedy Williams, LSU

DB J.R. Reed, Georgia

DB Deionte Thompson, Alabama

Second Team

DL Jonathan Ledbetter, Georgia

DL Terry Beckner, Missouri

DL Derrick Brown, Auburn

DL Isaiah Buggs, Alabama

LB Josh Allen, Kentucky

LB Deshaun Davis, Auburn

LB D'Andre Walker, Georgia

DB Mike Edwards, Kentucky

DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Florida

DB Jamel Dean, Auburn

DB CJ Henderson, Florida

Third Team

DL Dontavius Russell, Auburn

DL Rashard Lawrence, LSU

DL Marlon Davidson, Auburn

* DL Kingsley Keke, Texas A&M

* DL Landis Durham, Texas A&M

LB Dylan Moses, Alabama

LB David Reese, Florida

LB De'Jon Harris, Arkansas

DB Mark McLaurin, Mississippi State

DB Marco Wilson, Florida

DB Javaris Davis, Auburn

DB Santos Ramirez, Arkansas

SPECIALISTS

First Team

P Corey Fatony, Missouri

PK Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia

RS Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

AP Deebo Samuel, South Carolina

Second Team

P Joseph Charlton, South Carolina

PK Daniel LaCamera, Texas A&M

RS Mecole Hardman, Georgia

AP Trevon Diggs, Alabama

Third Team

P Zach Von Rosenberg, LSU

PK Tucker McCann, Missouri

RS Trevon Diggs, Alabama

AP Kadarius Toney, Florida

Alabama and Georgia combined to win a whopping 12 Southeastern Conference regular-season football games last season by at least two touchdowns, so it was little surprise Nick Saban's Crimson Tide and Kirby Smart's Bulldogs were overwhelming favorites to meet for the league championship this December.

The SEC on Friday released its media vote for the upcoming season, one day after its annual Media Days event concluded in Atlanta.

Alabama was picked to win the league's overall title for the seventh time in the last nine years. The Crimson Tide received 193 votes to win the SEC, with Georgia (69), Auburn (14), South Carolina (four) and Florida (two) the only other teams to receive multiple votes.

"Obviously, you are what your record is," South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said earlier this week. "Nick is the best coach in college football because of the accomplishments he's had. He's done an outstanding job running his program from a scheme standpoint, from a recruiting standpoint and from a development standpoint.

"You name it, and he does an outstanding job."

Alabama has compiled a 125-14 record the past 10 seasons, with five national championships and five SEC titles. The Crimson Tide won the league in 2014-16 but were shut out of last December's matchup, when Georgia pulled away from Auburn for a 28-7 win.

The Tide received the fourth and final spot in last season's College Football Playoff and made the most of their opportunity, thumping Clemson 24-6 in a Sugar Bowl national semifinal before rallying for a 26-23 overtime triumph over Georgia inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

"Forget about what happened last year," Saban said this week. "There's no looking back at that. It's what we're going to do moving forward. Are we going to have the leadership we need to have a very good team, and are we going to have the personnel developed to fill some of the holes that were created by players moving to the next level and players graduating?

"A lot of these things have not taken shape yet, so it's a work in progress. It's not been determined how that's all going to work out for us."

Alabama received 263 first-place votes and 1,971 total points in the West race, with Auburn next with 19 first-place votes and 1,664 points. Mississippi State was picked third, with Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss and Arkansas rounding out that division.

Georgia was an even more overwhelming favorite in the East, receiving 271 first-place votes and 1,977 points to South Carolina's eight first-place votes and 1,535 points. Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt rounded out the division.

"We'll have the greatest competition we've had since my arrival," Smart said. "We may not have the most talent that we've had, but we'll definitely have the most competition, and I think competition is what separates you."

Tennessee had never been picked lower than fifth in the East at Media Days until Friday's votes release, while Vanderbilt received 392 total points, the fewest of any SEC team in either division.

"There have been media members out there who have spoken to the idea that our game is one to be overlooked," Commodores fifth-year coach Derek Mason said. "Watch out. I'm telling you right now, this team is going to show up. We're going to play well. We're going come out of the blocks and play the way we need to, and we're going to finish this the way we should — the Vanderbilt way."

Missouri's Drew Lock was tabbed as the conference's first-team quarterback over Auburn's Jarrett Stidham, with Georgia's Jake Fromm and Mississippi State's Nick Fitzgerald tying for the third-team spot.

Alabama led the way with 14 representatives on the league's first, second and third teams, while Georgia was next with 12. Tennessee's only representative under first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt was first-team offensive lineman Trey Smith.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524.

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