Media predicts Vandy fourth in SEC East

HOOVER, Ala.-- The Southeastern Conference media members picked Vanderbilt to finish fourth in the SEC East while Alabama was selected to repeat as champions. Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews, Wesley Johnson, Andre Hal and Carey Spear all earned preseason All-SEC honors. Commodore head coach James Franklin will face the media later today.

2013 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

(* - Ties)

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)
TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)
OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)
OL Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)
OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

Second-Team

QB AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)
RB Tre Mason, Auburn (15)
RB *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)
RB *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)
WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (33)
TE Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)
OL Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)
OL Jon Halapio, Florida (51)
OL Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)
OL Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (50)
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

Third-Team

QB Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)
RB *Matt Jones, Florida (5)
RB *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)
RB *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)
TE Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)
OL La'el Collins, LSU (37)
OL Josh Williford, LSU (30)
OL Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)
OL *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)
OL *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)
C *James Stone, Tennessee (30)
C *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)
DL Dominique Easley, Florida (162)
DL Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)
DL Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)
LB Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)
DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)
DB Craig Loston, LSU (135)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)
DB Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

Second-Team

DL Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)
DL Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)
DL Dee Ford, Auburn (38)
DL Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)
LB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)
LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)
LB Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)
DB Damian Swann, Georgia (70)
DB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)
DB Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)
DB Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

Third-Team

DL Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)
DL Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)
DL Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)
DL C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)
LB Ronald Powell, Florida (24)
LB Tahj Jones, LSU (20)
LB *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)
LB *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)
DB E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)
DB Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)
DB Jalen Mills, LSU (22)
DB Chris Davis , Auburn (20)

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P Kyle Christy, Florida (108)
PK Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)
RS Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)
AP Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

Second-Team

P Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)
PK Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)
RS Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)
AP Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

Third-Team

P Steven Clark, Auburn (33)
PK Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)
RS Andre Debose, Florida (53)
AP Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama 182
Georgia 38
South Carolina 18
Texas A&M 4
LSU 1


EASTERN DIVISION

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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