Alabama, Georgia, top media picks to win SEC divisions

SEC media poll: Alabama picked to win again, Mizzou pegged last in division

SEC media poll: Alabama picked to win again, Mizzou pegged last in division

Alabama received 1,683 total points, including 225 first-place votes, as the media's pick to once again win the SEC West over expected runner-up Auburn (1,329 points), where the Tide would face expected-East champion Georgia, which edged out two-time defending division victor Florida 1,572-1,526 to head to Atlanta for the SEC championship this season. The only other school to receive as many as 10 votes was Auburn with 11. The Razorbacks were selected fourth, immediately behind LSU, and followed by Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

Georgia's the favorite in the Eastern Division. The Gators are followed by Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri.

The media have correctly picked the SEC champion two of the last three years, but only four times in the last 20 years.

As for a darkhorse (while it isn't likely they will finish first), the team to watch could be the Bulldogs of Mississippi State.

Georgia hardly dented the All-SEC teams at the end of the last football season but it's a different story heading into this season. Fitzgerald was named to the second team, finishing behind Alabama's Jalen Hurts in the voting but ahead of Arkansas' Austin Allen on the third team.

Bryson DeChambeau: 'I feel vindicated'
After clinching the title and a trip to Southport, a tearful DeChambeau said: "I don't even know what it means right now". In his one year professional career, he has earned one second place victory and two in the top ten.

Nauta was a freshman All-American last season when he finished third on the team with 29 catches for 361 yards and three touchdowns. "Our goal is to win the East and also to win the SEC as a whole". He was named a candidate for the Bednarik Award, also awarded annually to the "College Defensive Player of the Year" according to a release from Missouri athletics, on Monday.

Thompson, a junior, was the MVP of Georgia's Liberty Bowl win. He was rated as the second-best tackle prospect in the upcoming 2018 National Football League draft by CBS Sports, but he practiced at center in the spring due to multiple injuries in the position group.

"Everybody's hurt by the fact that they lost, especially the way we lost that particular game on the last play of the game", he said. According to USA Today's annual survey, Alabama continued to lead the SEC in athletics spending during the 2016 fiscal year, spending $145,277,366, nearly $8 million more than the next SEC school.

Tennessee goes without a first-place All-SEC pick.

"You're not going to do it every year, but you always need to be in the hunt".

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Seventeen lenses were found by Rupal Morjaria , who noticed what he described as a "blueish mass", the Mirror reported . She wanted a simple cataract removal surgery but as she visited the doctor, she received the shock of her life.

The Hogs were not the only SEC West team to be honored by some homers.

Patterson was the only Rebel offensive lineman to start every game, earning the nod nine times at left guard and three at center. Saban has coached more bowl teams (19) than the seven East coaches combined (18). It had five All-SEC first team picks on defense and one each on the second and third teams.

Do understand the media is riding a winning streak of one.

Carlson was one of just two first-team All-SEC selections for Auburn, which had eight total players named to the preseason list, including first-team offensive tackle Braden Smith, second-team running back Kamryn Pettway and a quartet of second-team defenders in sophomore lineman Marlon Davidson, junior defensive back Carlton Davis, senior defensive back Tray Matthews and senior linebacker Tre' Williams. Senior punter JK Scott rounds out the first-team selections for the Crimson Tide.

At wide receiver, Calvin Ridley and Damien Harris should figure prominently into the offense, along with running backs Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough.

Israeli commando assassinates Palestinian man in Nabi Saleh Northwest of Ramallah
Others were shot dead in protests and clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip. One man was lightly wounded in the Saturday shooting, the Israeli military said.

Georgia is coming off a down first season under Smart, going 8-5, but returns 10 defensive starters, star tailback Nick Chubb and talent from the nation's No. 3-rated recruiting class.

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