The LSU football team was picked to finish second in the SEC by the media. Alabama received 111 votes to take the top spot. The Tigers received 30 first place votes. Arkansas was picked to finished third followed by Mississippi State, Auburn and lastly Ole Miss.
In the East, South Carolina got 114 votes to win back-to-back SEC East championships. The Gamecocks were followed by Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
Alabama was picked to win the overall SEC title with 98 votes followed by LSU who got 29.