One of the traditions at SEC Media Days is for the assembled media to vote on their predicted final SEC standings. They rarely get it right (only five times ever) but that hasn’t stopped them from trying.
This year they voted Arkansas 5th in the SEC West and one good-hearted soul voted the Razorbacks to win the SEC. Plenty of people were trying to figure out who that was on Thursday, but nobody could figure out who it was. I wasn’t there, so it wasn’t me.
Here’s how the media see things this year.
Eastern Division (1st Place votes in parenthesis) (POINTS)
Tennessee (225) 2167
Florida (57) 1891
Georgia (45) 1860
Vanderbilt (2) 810
South Carolina (2) 800
Alabama (246) 2220
LSU (76) 1984
Ole Miss (5) 1479
Texas A&M (3) 1130
Arkansas (1) 1047
Mississippi State 518
Ole Miss 4
Texas A&M 1
South Carolina 1
If I’d been there to vote, I probably would have picked LSU and Tennessee to win their divisions (or maybe Florida in the East...maybe. I hate predictions). I’d probably put Mississippi State and Missouri in the last place slots.
I like that two people voted for South Carolina to win the SEC but they still ended up in last place in the East. And even Vanderbilt got a championship vote. That may not have ever happened before.
How do you see things playing out? Is it fair to pick the Razorbacks 5th?