Of the 29 voters, Noah was picked the league's Player of the Year on 14 ballots, while Davis was named on 11 ballots with Ronald Steele of Alabama getting three votes and Kentucky's Randolph Morris one. Joining Noah, Davis and Steele on the first team were Tennessee's Chris Lofton and Florida's Al Horford.
In league standings predictions by the media, Alabama was picked to win the West by 16 media members, earning 43 points on a 1-2-3-4-5-6 voting method which meant 13 members picked LSU, totaling 46 points. Both teams were picked to finish in third on one ballot and the remaining of the 29 that voted the teams' one-two in the Western Division.
In the East, 28 of the 29 media members picked Florida first, earning 30 points with Kentucky getting the other first-place vote and 62 points. Tennessee was picked third (84), followed by Vanderbilt (84), South Carolina (146) and Georgia (149).
However, in the separate vote for an overall SEC champion, while Florida was the overwhelming pick to win the league in 2007 with 21 votes, LSU and Alabama reversed positions and five voters picked LSU to win the league and three picked the Crimson Tide.
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SEC Pre-Season Media Voting
SEC Champion -- Florida (21), LSU (5), Alabama (3)
1. Florida (28)/30 pts
2. Kentucky (1)/62 pts
3. Tennessee/84 pts
4. Vanderbilt/138 pts
5. South Carolina/146 pts
6. Georgia/149 pts
1. Alabama (16)/43 pts
2. LSU (13)/46 pts
3. Arkansas/97 pts
4. Mississippi State/108 pts
5. Auburn/147 pts
6. Ole Miss/168 pts
All-SEC First Team (Listed by Vote Total)
*Glen Davis, LSU (29)/6-9/295/F/Jr./Baton Rouge, La.
Ronald Steele, Alabama (28)/6-3/185/G/Jr./Birmingham, Ala.
Joakim Noah, Florida (26)/6-11/232/F-C/Jr./New York, N.Y.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee (21)/6-2/197/G/Jr./Maysville, Ky.
Al Horford, Florida (10)/6-10/245/F-C/Jr./Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
All-SEC Second Team (Listed by Vote Total)
Corey Brewer, Florida (9)/6-9/185/F/Jr./Portland, Tenn.
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama (5)/6-10/230/F/Sr./Atlanta, Ga.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt (5)/6-6/200/G-F/Jr./Kenner, La.
Jamont Gordon, Miss. State (3)/6-4/225/G-F/So./Nashville, Tenn.
Taurean Green, Florida (3)/6-0/177/G/Jr./Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Player of the YearJoakim Noah, Florida (14), Glen Davis, LSU (11), Ronald Steele, Alabama (3), Randolph Morris, Kentucky (1).