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Media poll: UGA picked to win SEC East
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Media poll: UGA picked to win SEC East

Media poll: UGA picked to win SEC East
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Georgia has been picked to return to the SEC Championship Game for a third straight season.

Media poll: UGA picked to win SEC East

HOOVER, Ala. — Georgia’s football team is picked to again win the SEC East championship, according to an annual preseason media poll announced this morning at SEC Media Days.

But Alabama is again picked to win the SEC West and to beat the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship game for the conference title, according to the same poll.

Georgia received 149 votes to finish first in the Eastern Division, almost twice as many as predicted runnerup South Carolina, which got 75 first-place votes. Florida, which got 19 first-place votes, was picked to finish third in the East.

Alabama was an even larger favorite in the Western Division, garnering 225 first-place votes. Texas A&M, picked to finish second in the West, got 11 first-place votes.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama got 182 votes to win the SEC championship, while Georgia, with 38 votes, got the second most.

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH (PRESEASON MEDIA POLL)

SEC CHAMPION - votes

Alabama - 182

Georgia - 38

South Carolina - 18

Texas A&M - 4

LSU - 1

EASTERN DIVISION (first-place votes) - points

Georgia (149) - 1570

South Carolina (75) - 1474

Florida (19) - 1300

Vanderbilt - 858

Tennessee - 694

Missouri - 577

Kentucky - 331

WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (225) - 1681

Texas A&M (11) - 1333

LSU (7) - 1324

Ole Miss - 883

Auburn - 579

Mississippi State - 516

Arkansas - 488

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