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SEC Football Media Picks LSU To Win Conference Title

Georgia Voted Eastern Division Favorite

July 19, 2012

LSU is predicted to win the SEC Championship by the media for the first time since 2007. It is the second time since 1992 that LSU has been predicted to win the league title. LSU did win the SEC title in 2007 and went on to the BCS title.

Alabama, the 2011 national champion, is picked 2nd in the Western Division. The Tide received just 72 1st-place votes compared to LSU's 139.

Georgia picked up 132 1st-place votes in the Eastern Division ballopting, compared to South Carolina's 72.

An SEC team has captured the last six BCS titles.

A record 222 voters particpated in the SEC media days poll. The previous high was 177 voters in 2010.

2012 SEC Media Poll: (1st-place votes in parenthesis)

East
  Team Points
1. Georgia (132) 1434
2. South Carolina (72) 1358
3. Florida (12) 1045
4. Missouri (2) 797
5. Tennessee (4) 718
6. Vanderbilt 598
7. Kentucky 266
West
  Team Points
1. LSU (139) 1449
2. Alabama (72) 1379
3. Arkansas (6) 1093
4. Auburn (4) 827
5. Texas A&M 653
6. Mississippi State 554
7. Ole Miss (1) 261


Championship Game Winner
  Team Points
1. LSU (139) 1449
2. Alabama (72) 1379
3. Arkansas (6) 1093
4. Auburn (4) 827
5. Texas A&M 653
6. Mississippi State 554
7. Ole Miss (1) 261