Alabama is No. 1 and Florida No. 5 in the 2010 Lindy's Football Preview.
Other SEC teams in the preseason poll are Arkansas at No. 16, LSU at No. 18 and Georgia at No. 21.
Several SEC players earned preseason first-team All-America honors by Lindy's. Among them were Alabama running back Mark Ingram, Georgia receiver A.J. Green, Florida center Mike Pouncey, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and Georgia punter Drew Butler.
The second-team selections were Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, Alabama receiver Julio Jones, Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower, South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Alabama safety Mark Barron, Georgia place-kicker Blair Walsh and Florida punter Chas Henry.