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2007 SEC Football Media Days Preseason Poll

SEC Press Release
July 27, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The LSU Tigers, with 15 starters returning from last year's 11-2 team, has been predicted to win the Southeastern Conference championship by media voting at the 2007 SEC Football Media Days, concluded today at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

The 2007 SEC Football Media Days was the highest attended in the 23 years of SEC football media days. The media days event drew an attendance of 830, which was larger than last year's attendance of 685.

The Tigers, which finished last year ranked third in the country by Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches polls, were listed on 54 of the 80 ballots, while defending SEC and National Champion Florida was listed on seven ballots. Arkansas received five votes, Auburn four, Alabama and South Carolina three and Tennessee and Georgia were listed on two ballots.

Florida was predicted to win the Eastern Division, while Tennessee was voted second, Georgia third, South Carolina four, Kentucky fifth and Vanderbilt was listed sixth. The Gators were listed on 41 ballots as the Eastern Division champion while Tennessee had 16 votes, Georgia 12 and South Carolina 11.

LSU was listed on 63 ballots as the Western Division Champion while Auburn was second (first on five ballots), Arkansas third (five ballots), Alabama fourth (seven ballots), Ole Miss fifth and Mississippi State sixth.

The team and predicted results are listed below:

2007 SEC Media Poll:

  Team Points
1. Florida (41) 131
2. Tennessee (16) 201
3. Georgia (12) 225
4. South Carolina (11) 272
5. Kentucky 389
6. Vanderbilt 462
  Team Points
1. LSU (63) 110
2. Auburn (5) 205
3. Arkansas (5) 237
4. Alabama (7) 256
5. Mississippi 430
6. Mississippi State 442

Championship Game-Winner:
  Team Points
1. LSU 54
2. Florida 7
3. Arkansas 5
4. Auburn 4
5. Alabama 3
  South Carolina 3
7. Tennessee 2
  Georgia 2


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