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S.E.C. Announces Pre-Season Picks for Top Teams and Players

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Florida was a landslide pick to repeat as

Southeastern Conference champions.

All but one of 64 media members voting at the league's media

days picked the Gators to win the title. Mississippi received one

vote in balloting released Friday.

Florida was a unanimous pick to win the Eastern Division title,

followed by Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and

Kentucky. The Gators are defending national champions, led by

Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and middle linebacker

Brandon Spikes.

Alabama edged out LSU and Ole Miss in balloting in the West.

Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State rounded out the West voting.

The predicted order of finish with first-place votes in

parentheses and total points, with the fewest:

SEC Champion: Florida (63), Mississippi (1).

Eastern Division

1. Florida (64) 64

2. Georgia 133

3. South Carolina 217

4. Tennessee 258

5. Vanderbilt 217

6. Kentucky 355

Western Division

1. Alabama (33) 109

2. LSU (15) 145

3. Mississippi (16) 149

4. Arkansas 245

5. Auburn 309

6. Mississippi St. 387.

A list of the preseason All-SEC teams as voted on by league

media, with votes in parentheses:

FIRST-TEAM

Offense

TE-D.J. Williams, Arkansas (38)

OL-Ciron Black, LSU (60)

OL-Mike Johnson, Alabama (55)

OL-John Jerry, Mississippi (49)

OL-Mike Pouncey, Florida (39)

C-Maurkice Pouncey, Florida (39)

WR-Julio Jones, Alabama (58)

WR-A.J. Green , Georgia (53)

QB-Tim Tebow, Florida (61)

RB-Charles Scott, LSU (59)

RB-Michael Smith, Arkansas (48)

Defense

DL-Terrence Cody, Alabama (55)

DL-Greg Hardy, Mississippi (53)

DL-Carlos Dunlap, Florida (46)

DL-Antonio Coleman, Auburn (32)

LB-Brandon Spikes, Florida (61)

LB-Rolando McClain, Alabama (50)

LB-Eric Norwood, South Carolina (38)

DB-Eric Berry, Tennessee (62)

DB-Trevard Lindley, Kentucky (50)

DB-Joe Haden, Florida (45)

DB-Javier Arenas, Alabama (23)

Special Teams

PK-Leigh Tiffin, Alabama (31)

P-Chas Henry, Florida (43)

RS-Brandon James, Florida (35)

SECOND-TEAM

Offense

TE-Aaron Hernandez, Florida (18)

OL-Clint Boling, Georgia (12)

OL-Trinton Sturdivant, Georgia (8)

OL-Lee Ziemba, Auburn (6)

OL-Zipp Duncan, Kentucky (4)

C-Josh McNeil, Tennessee (12)

WR-Brandon LaFell, LSU (9)

WR-Dexter McCluster, Mississippi (6)

QB-Jevan Snead, Mississippi (2)

RB-Mark Ingram, Alabama (6)

RB-Anthony Dixon, Mississippi St. (5)

Defense

DL-Geno Atkins, Georgia (21)

DL-Malcolm Sheppard, Arkansas (12)

DL-Jermaine Cunningham, Florida (10)

DL-Charles Alexander, LSU (7)

LB-Rennie Curran, Georgia (25)

LB-Rico McCoy, Tennessee (4)

+LB-Micah Johnson, Kentucky (3)

+LB-Jamar Chaney, Mississippi St. (3)

LB-Eric Norwood, South Carolina (38)

DB-Ahmad Black, Florida (20)

DB-Chad Jones, LSU (12)

DB-Myron Lewis, Vanderbilt (12)

DB-Major Wright, Florida (7)

Special teams

PK-Joshua Shene, Mississippi (26)

P-Clinton Durst, Auburn (10)

RS-Javier Arenas, Alabama (21)

+-Denotes tie

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