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National Media & RBR Picks for the 2018 SEC Football Final Standings

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SEC Media Days is a wrap.

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SEC Media Days has come to a close and with it come the predictions. The press holds a straw poll at the end of the week of how they think the SEC will finish. We here at RBR do the same. With help from Erik, Brent, Ole Whistlebritches, DoctorWhosOnFirst, Josh, and CB969, we have compiled our picks.

NATIONAL MEDIA PICKS

The national media seems a little more rosy on UGA and might bit less on Alabama than we are. One person each from the press picked Tennessee and Kentucky to win the East. Somehow, Mizzou got a vote to win the SEC Championship without winning the East. There are going to be some serious refunds coming the fans’ ways.

EASTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

  1. Georgia (271) 1977
  2. South Carolina (8) 1535
  3. Florida (4) 1441
  4. Missouri 1057
  5. Kentucky (1) 874
  6. Tennessee (1) 704
  7. Vanderbilt 392

WESTERN DIVISION (1st Place votes in parenthesis)

  1. Alabama (263) 1971
  2. Auburn (19) 1664
  3. Mississippi State (2) 1239
  4. Texas A&M 1091
  5. LSU 1025
  6. Ole Miss 578
  7. Arkansas 412

SEC CHAMPION

  1. Alabama 193
  2. Georgia 69
  3. Auburn 14
  4. South Carolina 4
  5. Florida 2
  6. Mississippi State 1
  7. Missouri 1

RBR PICKS

The only unanimous selections by your brave RBR staff are Alabama winning the West and Vandy in the East basement. In between, we are all over the place.

RBR: OWB DrWho Erik Brent CB969 Josh Pts Total
West Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama Alabama 6 Alabama
Texas A&M Auburn Mississippi State Auburn Auburn Auburn 14 Auburn
Auburn Texas A&M Auburn Mississippi State Mississippi State LSU 23 Texas A&M
LSU LSU Texas A&M Ole Miss Texas A&M Mississippi State 23 Mississippi State
Arkansas Mississippi State LSU Texas A&M LSU Texas A&M 27 LSU
Mississippi State Arkansas Ole Miss LSU Ole Miss Ole Miss 36 Ole Miss
Ole Miss Ole Miss Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas 39 Arkansas
East Georgia Georgia Florida South Carolina Georgia Georgia 8 Georgia
Florida Florida Georgia Georgia South Carolina Florida 14 Florida
South Carolina South Carolina Missouri Missouri Florida South Carolina 17 South Carolina
Tennessee Missouri South Carolina Florida Missouri Missouri 23 Missouri
Missouri Tennessee Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee Kentucky 32 Tennessee
Kentucky Kentucky Tennessee Tennessee Kentucky Tennessee 33 Kentucky
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt 42 Vanderbilt

I am sure I don’t have to tell you that the six of us all pick Alabama to win the SEC Championship.

What do you think? Let us know your order of finish in comments and chastised the comments of others, cuz that’s what the internet is for, right?

Poll

Will UGA win the SEC East?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Yes, easily.
    (192 votes)
  • 45%
    Yes, but it’ll be close.
    (243 votes)
  • 19%
    No, lost too many key players/letdown year.
    (105 votes)
540 votes total Vote Now