Alabama center Barrett Jones was selected to the pre-season All-SEC team by the media, receiving 183 of the 222 votes cast.
The attending press at SEC Media Days selected the SEC all-conference teams and made their pre-season predictions for the finishing orders of each team. Defending SEC Champion LSU was selected to win the Western Division and to defeat Georgia for the SEC title. The Tigers (139 first place votes) were picked ahead of Alabama (72), Arkansas (6), Auburn (4), Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Ole Miss (1) in the West. Georgia (132 first place votes) was the media’s pick to win the East over South Carolina (72), Florida (12), Missouri (2), Tennessee (4), Vanderbilt and Kentucky. Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Mississippi State were the only teams not receiving first place votes.
Alabama had 12 players named to the All-SEC team with five earning first team honors. Ten Auburn Tigers were selected to the All-SEC team, with two first teamers.
LSU led all teams with 13 total All-SEC players, including seven on the first team list.
Below are the first team selections, along with notable second and third team members:
QB-Tyler Wilson, Arkansas
RB-Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
RB-Knile Davis, Arkansas
WR-Da’Rick Rogers, Tennessee
WR-Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas
TE-Philip Lutzenkirchen, Auburn
OL-D.J. Fluker, Alabama
OL-Alex Hurst, LSU
OL-Chance Warmack, Alabama
OL-Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
C-Barrett Jones, Alabama
Notable second-team: RB-Eddie Lacy, Alabama; C-Reese Dismukes, Auburn.
Notable third-team: QB-A.J. McCarron, Alabama; RB-Onterio McCallebb, Auburn; WR-Emory Blake, Auburn; TE-Michael Williams, Alabama.
DL-Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DL-Barkevious Mingo, LSU
DL-Sam Montgomery, LSU
DL-Corey Lemonier, Auburn
ILB-Nico Johnson, Alabama
OLB-Jarvis Jones, Georgia
OLB-Sean Porter, Texas A&M
DB-Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
DB-Eric Reid, LSU
DB-Robert Lester, Alabama
DB-Bacarri Rambo, Georgia
Notable second-team: DL-Jesse Williams, Alabama; DL-Damion Square, Alabama; ILB-C.J. Mosley, Alabama; DB-Dee Milliner, Alabama.
Notable third-team: DL-Nosa Equae, Auburn; DB-T’Sharvan Bell, Auburn.
PK-Caleb Sturgis, Florida
P-Brad Wing, LSU
RS-Tyrann Mathieu, LSU
AP-Dennis Johnson, Arkansas
Notable second-team: P-Steven Clark, Auburn; RS-Onterrio McCalebb, Auburn.
Notable third-team: PK-Cody Parkey, Auburn.