Alabama picked to repeat in the SEC

July, 23, 2010
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HOOVER, Ala. -- Defending national champion Alabama is the pick by media members attending the SEC media days to repeat as SEC champion in 2010.

According to the media vote, Alabama and Florida will meet in the SEC championship game for a third straight year, with the Crimson Tide winning.

The last team to repeat as SEC champion was Tennessee in 1997 and 1998.

Every team in the league received at least one vote to win the SEC championship with the exception of Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. The Commodores, however, did receive a first-place vote in the Eastern Division.

Here's a look at how the voting went in the two divisions:

Eastern Division (First Place Votes)
1. Florida (153) 1030
2. Georgia (15) 791
3. South Carolina (8) 790
4. Kentucky 462
5. Tennessee 450
6. Vanderbilt (1) 194

Western Division (First Place Votes)
1. Alabama (157) 1034
2. Arkansas (6) 726
3. Auburn (10) 691
4. LSU (1) 653
5. Mississippi State 320
6. Ole Miss (3) 293

Here's a look at how the voting went for the SEC champion: Alabama (143), Florida (17), Auburn (7), Arkansas (3), Ole Miss (2), Georgia (2), LSU (1), South Carolina (1), Kentucky (1).

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