In voting done by the league's
sports information director's, LSU picked up a total of 23 points, including
three first place votes and two second place votes, to claim the western
division in the poll.
Sports Information Directors could not vote for their own school.
On the eastern side of the conference, Tennessee got all five first place votes to finish with 25 points, followed by Georgia with 21 points, Florida (17), South Carolina (13), Kentucky (8) and Vanderbilt (5).
In overall league strength,
In addition to the team polls, LSU also had several players receive recognition on the preseason all-SEC team. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, defensive tackle Claude Wroten and free safety LaRon Landry were all named first-team all-SEC, while running back Alley Broussard and defensive tackle Kyle Williams were named to the second-team.
In addition, LSU's Skyler Green was named the most versatile player in the league as well as being named the SEC's best kick returner.
Whitworth finished runner-up to
1. LSU 23 points
2. Auburn 21 points
5. Ole Miss 8 points
6. Vanderbilt 5 points