Preseason 2023 SEC football media poll, All-SEC Team announced

Georgia picked to repeat as SEC Champions; Bama picked first in SEC West; LSU's Daniels, Nabers, Campbell, Wingo, Smith and Perkins voted to 1st Team All-SEC teams

PHOTO BY: LSU athletics,

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Georgia has been predicted to win the 2023 SEC Championship, according to a preseason poll of media covering SEC Football Media Days.

The Bulldogs received 181 votes to be crowned SEC Champion on December 2 in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, while Alabama was second with 62 votes.

Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 2011 points, including an overwhelming 265 first-place votes, while Tennessee was second with 1682 points and 14 votes to win the division. South Carolina was third with 1254 points. Points were awarded on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scale.

Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1899 total points, narrowly over LSU with 1838 points. Texas A&M was third with 1144 points.

Only nine times since 1992 (31 years) has the predicted champion prior to the season at SEC Media Days proceeded to win the SEC Championship Game.

SEC PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

First place votes in ()

EASTERN DIVISION

SchoolPoints
Georgia (265)2011
Tennessee (14)1682
South Carolina (3)1254
Kentucky (1)1204
Florida911
Missouri658
Vanderbilt (8)428

WESTERN DIVISION

SchoolPoints
Alabama (165)1899
LSU (117)1838
Texas A&M (1)1144
Ole Miss1128
Arkansas (3)958
Auburn (4)685
Mississippi State (1)496

SEC CHAMPION

SchoolPoints
Georgia181
Alabama62
LSU31
Tennessee5
Vanderbilt5
Arkansas2
Auburn2
Texas A&M1
Mississippi State1
South Carolina1

2023 PRESEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

OFFENSE

First-Team

QB –  Jayden Daniels, LSU

RB –  Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss

RB –  Raheim Sanders, Arkansas

WR – Malik Nabers, LSU  

WR – Ladd McConkey, Georgia 

TE –  Brock Bowers, Georgia 

OL – JC Latham, Alabama

OL – Amarius Mims, Georgia 

OL – Tate Ratledge, Georgia  

OL – Will Campbell, LSU

C –  Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia

Second-Team

QB –  KJ Jefferson, Arkansas

RB –  Jase McClellan, Alabama  

RB – Kendall Milton, Georgia   

WR – Antwane Wells, South Carolina

*WR –  Bru McCoy, Tennessee

*WR – Ja’Corey Brooks, Alabama

TE –  Mason Taylor, LSU  

OL – Tyler Booker, Alabama

OL – Brady Latham, Arkansas   

OL – Javon Foster, Missouri 

OL –  Xavier Truss, Georgia

C – Seth McLaughlin, Alabama  

Third-Team

*QB – Joe Milton III, Tennessee

*QB – Will Rogers, Mississippi State

RB –  Jarquez Hunter, Auburn

RB –  Trevor Etienne, Florida

WR – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M

WR – Jermaine Burton, Alabama   

TE – Trey Knox, South Carolina   

OL – Emery Jones, LSU  

OL – Eli Cox, Kentucky  

OL – Javontez Spraggins, Tennessee  

OL – Layden Robinson, Texas A&M

C –  Cooper Mays, Tennessee

DEFENSE

First-Team

DL –  Mekhi Wingo, LSU

DL –  Mykel Williams, Georgia  

DL –  Maason Smith, LSU 

DL –  Nazir Stackhouse, Georgia

LB – Dallas Turner, Alabama    

LB –  Harold Perkins, LSU  

LB –  Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia

DB –  Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

DB –  Malaki Starks, Georgia

DB –  Kamari Lassiter, Georgia  

DB – Javon Bullard, Georgia   

Second-Team

DL –  Jaheim Oatis, Alabama

DL –  McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M

DL –  Justin Eboigbe, Alabama

DL –  Deone Walker, Kentucky 

LB –  Smael Mondon, Georgia 

LB –  Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State 

LB –  Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri

DB – Malachi Moore, Alabama  

DB –  Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas 

DB –  Demani Richardson, Texas A&M 

DB –  Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri

Third-Team

DL  –  Princely Umanmielen, Florida

DL –  Tonka Hemingway, South Carolina

DL –   Tim Smith, Alabama

DL –  Darius Robinson, Missouri

LB –  Chris Braswell, Alabama 

LB –  Jalon Walker, Georgia  

LB –  JJ Weaver, Kentucky

DB –  Major Burns, LSU

DB –  D.J. James, Auburn  

DB – Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn

DB – Jason Marshall Jr. , Florida  

SPECIALISTS

First-Team

P –   Kai Kroeger, South Carolina

PK – Will Reichard, Alabama   

LS – Kneeland Hibbett, Alabama

KOS – Mitch Jeter, South Carolina

RS  –  Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama

AP – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M  

Second-Team

P –   Nik Constantinou, Texas A&M

PK – Harrison Mevis, Missouri  

LS – Slade Roy, LSU

KOS – Nathan Dibert, LSU

RS – Ainias Smith, Texas A&M  

AP –  Tulu Griffin, Mississippi State

Third-Team

P –   Oscar Chapman, Auburn

PK – Alex McPherson, Auburn 

LS – William Mote, Georgia

RS – Tulu Griffin, Mississippi State  

AP – Dakereon Joyner, South Carolina  

* – Indicates a tie

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