Fans vs. GC Staff: Pick the All SEC Team

The SEC Championship is less than a week away. Undefeated Auburn will represent the West and the SEC's only hope for a national champion. The Tigers were heavy favorites to win the Western Division title in 2003, but struggled with a 5-3 conference record. LSU went on to win the West, SEC Championship Game, and a share of the National Championship. Despite being picked second by the media for 2004, Auburn ran the table (11-0) and controls both its conference and national destiny.

Tennessee is the surprise of the Eastern Division. The Vols were picked third by the media, behind loaded Georgia and an expected strong, young Florida team. Tennessee defeated both Florida and Georgia, while squeezing out close calls the past two weeks against weak step sisters Vanderbilt and Kentucky. However, the Vols (9-2) were whacked by Auburn, 34-10, in Knoxville October 2. I expect the Tigers to (again) cruise past The Big Orange with a probable date in the Nokia Sugar Bowl against the Miami/Virginia Tech winner, which will be the ACC champion.

Aside from Wisconsin, I think the Vols have some talent, but are the most overrated two-loss team in the rankings. This is where you come in. What is your opinion? Just how many of those Tigers and Vols do you think are the best of the best?

With the conclusion of the regular season, we'd like your input on those deserving of All-SEC recognition. Here is your chance to vote for your All-SEC Team. We've listed a group of those players we felt we're among the best in the league, and we're looking for your vote. We'd also appreciate your input as to the SEC Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and the Defensive Player of the Year.

Please select your picks, and get them back to us at mark@gatorcountry.com. We'll post them on Saturday, December 4, just in time for the SEC Championship Game. Alongside them we'll post our staff picks for the awards as well. Good luck and thanks for participating!!

CENTERS (1)

Mike Degory (Florida); Jeremy Ingle (Auburn); Matt McCutchan (Kentucky); Jason Respert (Tennessee); Kyle Roper (Arkansas); Chris Spencer (Ole Miss); Russ Tanner (Georgia); Ben Wilkerson (LSU)

GUARDS (2)

Doug Buckles (Ole Miss); Lance Butler (Florida); Cody Douglas (Tennessee); Max Jean-Giles (Georgia); Marcus Johnson (Ole Miss); Nick Jones (Georgia); Matt Huff (Kentucky); Brian Kovolisky (Vanderbilt); Danny Lindsey (Auburn); Evan Mathis (Alabama); Mo Mitchell (Florida); Rob Smith (Tennessee)

TACKLES (2)

Wesley Britt (Alabama); Justin Geisinger (Vanderbilt); Randy Hand (Florida); Marcus McNeill (Auburn); Michael Munoz (Tennessee); Troy Reddick (Auburn); Aron Sears (Tennessee); Tre' Stallings (Ole Miss): David Stewart (Mississippi State)

TIGHT ENDS (1)

Tate Casey (Florida); Clint Johnson (Alabama); David Jones (LSU); Victor McClure (Tennessee); Leonard Pope (Georgia); Cooper Wallace (Auburn)

WIDE RECEIVERS (3)

Reggie Brown (Georgia); Andre Caldwell (Florida); Craig Davis (LSU); Fred Gibson (Georgia); Steven Harris (Arkansas); Glenn Holt (Kentucky); Marcus Monk (Arkansas); OJ Small (Florida); Troy Williamson (South Carolina)

QUARTERBACKS (1)

Jason Campbell (Auburn); David Greene (Georgia); Matt Jones (Arkansas); Chris Leak (Florida **)

RUNNING BACKS (2)

Joseph Addai (LSU); Ronnie Brown (Auburn); Alley Broussard (LSU); Kenneth Darby (Alabama); Ciatrick Fason (Florida); Cedric Houston (Tennessee); Jerious Norwood (Mississippi State); Cadillac Williams (Auburn)

DEFENSIVE TACKLES (2)

McKinley Boykin (Ole Miss ); Kedric Gholston (Georgia); Jeremy Harrell (Arkansas); Jesse Mahelona (Tennessee); Turk McBride (Tennessee); Ray McDonald (Florida); Jay Ratliff (Auburn); Kyle Williams (LSU); Claude Wroten (LSU)

DEFENSIVE ENDS (2)

George Gause (South Carolina); Jason Hall (Tennessee); Parys Harralson (Tennessee); Jeb Huckeba (Arkansas); Stanley McGlover (Auburn); David Pollack (Georgia); Marcus Spears (LSU)

LINEBACKERS (4)

Todd Bates (Arkansas); Pierre Brown (Arkansas); Kevin Burnett (Tennessee); Channing Crowder (Florida); Earl Everett (Florida); Omar Gaither (Tennessee); Ricardo Hurley (South Carolina); Moses Osemwegie (Vanderbilt); Freddie Roach (Alabama); Odell Thurman (Georgia); Lionel Turner (LSU); Danny Verdun-Wheeler (Georgia); Travis Williams (Auburn); Patrick Willis (Ole Miss); Rodriques Wilson (South Carolina); Cornelius Wortham (Alabama)

CORNERBACKS (2)

Bill Alford (Vanderbilt); Fred Bennett (South Carolina); Travis Daniels (LSU); Tim Jennings (Georgia); Anthony Madison (Alabama); Carlos Rogers (Auburn); Dee Webb (Florida); Corey Webster (LSU)

SAFETIES (2)

Jason Allen (Tennessee); Greg Blue (Georgia); Charles Clark (Ole Miss); Thomas Davis (Georgia); S. Griffith (Mississippi State); Roman Harper (Alabama); Jarvis Herring (Florida); LaRon Landry (LSU); Charlie Peprah (Alabama); Junior Rosegreen (Auburn); Ko Simpson (South Carolina)

PUNTERS (1)

Kody Bliss (Auburn); Josh Brown (South Carolina); Dustin Colquitt (Tennessee); Jared Cook (Mississippi State); Cody Ridgeway (Ole Miss); Eric Wilbur (Florida)

PLACEKICKERS (1)

Andy Bailey (Georgia); Brian Bostick (Alabama); Josh Brown (South Carolina **); Gordon Ely-Kelso (Georgia); Matt Leach (Florida); Jonathan Nichols (Ole Miss); James Wilhoit (Tennessee)

COACH OF THE YEAR (1)

Phil Fulmer (Tennessee); Mark Richt (Georgia); Nick Saban (LSU); Tommy Tuberville (Auburn)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (1)

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (1)


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