Alabama would win the SEC title by overwhelming media vote, defeating Georgia 158-18.

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Alabama Crimson Tide football team she was predicted to win her third consecutive Southeastern Conference championship, according to a pre-season poll of almost 1,000 reporters covering SEC Media Days over the past week, with 158 votes to 18 for Georgia.

Alabama beat Georgia in the SEC Championship Game last season but lost to the Bulldogs in the national championship game.

Head coach Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Kirby Smart of Georgia Bulldogs shake hands after the Georgia Bulldogs defeated Alabama Crimson Tide 33–18 in the 2022 CFP National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis .  , Indiana.

Head coach Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Kirby Smart of Georgia Bulldogs shake hands after the Georgia Bulldogs defeated Alabama Crimson Tide 33–18 in the 2022 CFP National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis . , Indiana.
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Crimson Tide was selected to win the SEC West Division with a total of 1,262 points, followed by Texas A&M with 968 votes and three first place votes and Arkansas with 844 votes and one first place vote. Alabama received 177 votes but four for first place. Ole Miss finished fourth, followed by LSU, Mississippi State and Auburn.

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Georgia was chosen as the winner Eastern division of the mall with 1,254 points, including 172 first place votes, while Kentucky was second with 932 points and four first place votes. Tennessee finished third with 929 points and one first place vote. South Carolina, oddly enough, received three first-place votes, but was ranked fifth in the East behind Florida.

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Alabama Crimson Tide QB Bryce Young (9) passes during the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football National Championship Playoffs on January 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Alabama Crimson Tide QB Bryce Young (9) passes during the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Georgia Bulldogs in the College Football National Championship Playoffs on January 10, 2022 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Vanderbilt, surprisingly, too won first place in voting despite finishing above fourth once (2008) since the SEC moved to divisions in 1992. Points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale. Missouri finished sixth and Vanderbilt seventh.

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Only nine times since 1992 has the predicted champion preseason SEC Media Days won the SEC championship game, which includes the last two consecutive seasons in Bam.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks during Media Days of the NCAA Southeastern Collegiate Football Conference on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Atlanta.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban speaks during Media Days of the NCAA Southeastern Collegiate Football Conference on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 in Atlanta.
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The media also voted for an All-SEC preseason team with Alabama leading with 19 options:

2022 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL SEC TEAM

OFFENSES

First team

QB – Bryce Young, Alabama

RB – Tank Bigsby, Auburn

RB – Jamir Gibbs, Alabama

WR – Caishon Butte, LSU

WR – Jermaine Burton, Alabama

TE – Brock Bowers, Georgia

PR – Emil Echior Jr., Alabama

PR – Warren McClendon, Georgia

PR – O’Cyrus Torrens, Florida

PR – Nick Broker, Ole Miss

C – Ricky Stromberg, Arkansas

Second team

QB – Hendon Hooker, Tennessee

RB – Chris Rodriguez Jr., Kentucky

RB – Devon Achane, Texas A&M

WR – Cedric Tillman, Tennessee

WR – Jonathan Mingo, Ole Miss

TE – Cameron Latu, Alabama

PR – Leiden Robinson, Texas A&M

PR – Kenneth Horsey, Kentucky

PR – Darnell Wright, TN

PR – Javion Cohen, Alabama

C – Cedric Van Pran, Georgia

Third team

QB – Will Lewis, Kentucky

RB – Zach Evans, Ole Miss

RB – Kenny McIntosh, Georgia

WR – Inias Smith, Texas A&M

WR – Josh Vann, South Carolina

TE – Jaheim Bell, SC

PR – Brady Latham, Arkansas

PR – Tyler Steen, Alabama

PR – Javon Foster, MO

*OL – Jeremy James, Ole Miss

*OL – Kendall Randolph, Alabama

C – Cooper Mays, Tennessee

PROTECTION

First team

DL – Jalen Carter, Georgia

DL–BJ Ojulari, LSU

DL – Derick Hall, Auburn

DL – Byron Young, Tennessee

LB – Will Anderson, Jr., Alabama

LB – Nolan Smith, Georgia

LB – Henry To’oTo’o, Alabama

DB – Jordan Battle, Alabama

DB – Keli Ringo, Georgia

DB – Eli Ricks, Alabama

DB – Jalen Catalon, Arkansas

Second team

DL – Zach Pickens, South Carolina

DL – DJ Dale, Alabama

DL – Ali Gay, LSU

DL – Colby Wooden, Auburn

LB – Bumper Pool, Arkansas

LB – Dallas Turner, Alabama

LB – Brenton Cox Jr., Florida

DB – Cam Smith, South Carolina

DB – Antonio Johnson, Texas A&M

DB – Christopher Smith, Georgia

DB – Emmanuel Forbes, Mississippi

Third team

DL – Gervon Dexter, Florida

DL – Justin Eboigbe, Alabama

DL – Mason Smith, LSU

DL – McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M

LB – Owen Pappo, Auburn

LB – Ventrell Miller, Florida

LB – Jeremy Banks, Tennessee

DB – Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

DB – Tray Dean III, Florida

DB – Trevon Flowers, Tennessee

DB – Malachi Moore, Alabama

SPECIALISTS

First team

P – Nick Constantinou, Texas A&M

PC – Will Reichard, Alabama

RS – Kiris Jackson, Georgia

AP – Jamir Gibbs, Alabama

Second team

P – Oscar Chapman, Auburn

PC – Anders Carlson, Auburn

RS – Inias Smith, Texas A&M

AP – Devon Achane, Texas A&M

Third team

P – Paxton Brooks, Tennessee

PC – Harrison Mavis, MO

RS – JoJo Earl, Alabama

AP – Inias Smith, Texas A&M

* – indicates a draw