Alabama was picked as the overwhelming favorite to win the 2018 SEC championship by the media assembled in Atlanta this week for SEC Media Days.
The Crimson Tide received 193 votes as conference champion to Georgia’s 69 votes. Auburn received 14 votes to win the conference; no other school had more than four.
Alabama was also picked to win the SEC West. Of 284 ballots, 263 chose the Crimson Tide. Auburn was next closest with 19 votes to win the West; Mississippi State received two votes.
Georgia was an even heavier favorite to win the SEC East, pulling in 271 votes. South Carolina received eight votes and Florida received four. Tennessee and Kentucky each earned one vote.
The champion predicted in the preseason at SEC Media Days has only gone on to win the conference six times since 1992.
Here are the full results of voting. The team voted to finish first in the division received seven points, followed by six points for second place, continuing down the line. First place votes received are in parentheses.
|South Carolina (8)||1,535|