Also unsurprisingly, Tennessee was picked to finish 3rd in the SEC East behind both Florida and Georgia. The Volunteers received just three 1st place votes to Georgia’s 138. The Bulldogs are the media’s selection to win the East. In comparison, Alabama received 225 votes to win the West.
Alabama received 217 points, topping the charts to win the SEC. Auburn with 11 and Georgia with 6 were next on the list.
Tennessee beat out South Carolina and Kentucky for 3rd place in the East by over 100 points a piece. Both of these schools have some hype behind them and there was at least some talk of the media placing one or the other ahead of Tennessee. It didn’t happen.
Tennessee didn’t receive any votes to win the SEC this year, but Vanderbilt did. However, they didn’t receive any votes to win the East, so somebody is going to have to explain to me how that would work.
The Volunteers didn’t place a single player on the SEC 1st team. They did however place Jashon Robertson on the 2nd team. Evan Berry also checked in on the 2nd team as a returner. Jauan Jennings made the 3rd team, along with Trevor Daniel.
You can view the full All-SEC rosters here.