SEC media tabs Georgia

Reporters and broadcasters attending SEC Football Media Days in Birmingham have tabbed Georgia as the overwhelming pick to win this year's title.

Mark Richt's Bulldogs received 61 of 88 votes. Defending national champ LSU garnered 19 votes. Florida was third with five. Ole Miss, South Carolina and Auburn got one each.

Georgia was a near-unanimous choice to win the SEC East, claiming 78 of 88 first-place votes and finishing with 100 points. Florida was a distant second with 9 first-place votes and 186 total points. Tennessee was third with 278 total points. South Carolina (375) was fourth, Vanderbilt (419) fifth and Kentucky (490) sixth. Oddly, South Carolina got a first-place vote.

LSU got 71 of 88 votes and 108 total points to win the West. Auburn followed with 14 first-place votes and 197 total points. Ole Miss, aided by 2 first-place votes, finished third with 304 pointsp. Alabama, which got 1 first-place vote, was fourth with 331 points. Arkansas (418) and Mississippi State (490) rounded out the field.

Not surprisingly, Georgia and LSU produced the most projected All-SEC picks. Each school had three offensive players and three defenders named to the preseason all-conference team.

Georgia's offensive players were lineman Max Jean-Giles, quarterback David Greene and wideout Fred Gibson. The Dawgs' defensive honorees were end David Pollack, linebacker Odell Thurman and D-back Thomas Davis.

LSU's offensive selections were center Ben Wilkerson, running back Justin Vincent and wideout Skyler Green. The Tigers' defensive honorees were lineman Marcus Spears, backs Corey Webster and Travis Daniels.

Tennessee placed three total players on the All-SEC first team -- offensive tackle Michael Munoz, linebacker Kevin Burnett and punter Dustin Colquitt. The Vols placed two more players on the second unit -- tailback Cedric Houston and linebacker Kevin Simon.

All in all, there weren't a lot of surprises.

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