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  • Alabama predicted to win SEC; Kentucky picked 2nd in East with four 1st place votes

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 22, 2022)--Alabama has been predicted to win the 2022 SEC Championship, according to a preseason poll of media covering SEC Football Media Days.

    Alabama received an overwhelming 158 votes to be crowned SEC Champion on December 3 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Georgia was second with 18 votes.

    The Bulldogs were selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1254 points, including 172 first-place votes, while Kentucky was second with 932 points and four votes to win the division. Tennessee was third with 929 points. Points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.

    Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1262 total points, followed by Texas A&M with 968 and Arkansas with 844. Alabama received 177, all but four, first-place votes in the SEC West.

    Only nine times since 1992 has the predicted champion prior to the season at SEC Media Days proceeded to win the SEC Championship Game, which includes the last two consecutive seasons.

    First place votes in ()

    Georgia (172) 1254
    Kentucky (4) 932
    Tennessee (1) 929
    Florida 712
    South Carolina (3) 662
    Missouri 383
    Vanderbilt (1) 196

    Alabama (177) 1262
    Texas A&M (3) 968
    Arkansas (1) 844
    Ole Miss 675
    LSU 591
    Mississippi State 390
    Auburn 338

    Alabama 158
    Georgia 18
    South Carolina 3
    Vanderbilt 1
    Texas A&M 1
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Darrell KSR's Avatar
      Darrell KSR -
      There's always one. Usually more than that.
    1. MickintheHam's Avatar
      MickintheHam -
      Kentucky and Tennessee are neck and neck. We get a break with our SEC West opponents with Ole Miss and MSU. Tennessee faces Ala and LSU.