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2010 SEC Media Days Pre-Season All-SEC football team announced

HOOVER, Ala. – The defending SEC and national champion Alabama Crimson Tide had a league-high 12 representatives on the 2010 All-Southeastern Conference Media Days Football Team, while defending Eastern Division Champion Florida had 10 total selections in a vote of media attending the 2010 SEC Football Media Days, held July 21-23 at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.

The 177 voters also selected the Crimson Tide to defeat the Gators in the SEC Football Championship Game on Dec. 4 in Atlanta.

The Crimson Tide was on 143 ballots for the winner of the SEC Championship Game and was on all 157 ballots to win the Western Division.  Florida was predicted to win the SEC title on 17 ballots while Auburn was on seven, Arkansas three, Ole Miss and Georgia two and LSU, South Carolina and Kentucky on one each. 

Following Alabama in the Western Division was Arkansas second, Auburn third, LSU fourth, Mississippi State fifth and Ole Miss sixth.

Filling out the Eastern Division, Georgia was predicted to finish second, South Carolina third, Kentucky fourth, Tennessee fifth and Vanderbilt sixth.   Florida was on 153 ballots as the first-place team in the Eastern Division.

Nine of the 12 SEC Schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad.  Each SEC school had at least two student-athletes on either the first or second team.

Auburn and Georgia each had six student-athletes on either the first or second team followed by Kentucky with four, Arkansas three while LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt each had two selections.

Alabama had the most first-team selections with eight followed by Georgia with four.  Florida had three selections while Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU and South Carolina had two each.  Ole Miss had one first-team choice. 

There were no unanimous selections on the All-SEC team.  The leading vote-getters were Alabama running back Mark Ingram with 165 votes and teammate, linebacker Dont'a Hightower with 158 votes.

The 2010 SEC Media Days Pre-Season All-SEC Football Team and predicted order of finish are listed below.  

2010 SEC MEDIA DAYS PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC TEAM
(* - Tie) [177 Total Voters – SEC Media Days all-time high] 

FIRST-TEAM 

Offense

POS. NAME SCHOOL HT. WT. CLASS HOMETOWN
             
QB Ryan Mallett Ark. 6-6 238  Jr. Texarkana, Ark.
RB Mark Ingram Ala. 5-10 215  Jr. Flint, Mich.
RB Trent Richardson Ala. 5-11 220  So. Pensecola, Fl.
WR A.J. Green Ga. 6-4 205  Jr. Summerville, S.C.
WR Julio Jones Ala. 6-4 220  Jr.  Foley, Ala.
TE D.J. Williams Ark. 6-2 251  Sr.  Little Rock, Ark.
OL Lee Ziemba AU. 6-8 391  Sr.  Rogers, Ark.
OL Barrett Jones Ala. 6-4 301  So.  Memphis, Tenn.
OL Clint Boling Ga. 6-5 310  Sr.  Alpharetta, Ga.
OL James Carpenter Ala. 6-5 300  Sr.  Augusta, Ga.
C Mike Pouncey Fl. 6-4 310

 Sr.

 Lakeland, Fla.

Defense

POS. NAME SCHOOL HT. WT. CLASS HOMETOWN
             
DL Marcell Dareus Ala. 6-4 306 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
DL Jerrell Powe Ole Miss. 6-2 320 Sr. Waynesboro, Miss.
DL Cliff Matthews S.C. 6-4 260 Sr. Cheraw, S.C.
LB Dont'a Hightower Ala. 6-4 258 So. Lewisburg, Tenn.
LB Kelvin Sheppard LSU 6-3 239 Sr. Stone Mtn., Ga.
LB Josh Bynes AU. 6-2 235 Sr. Lauderdale Lakes, Fl.
LB Brandon Hicks Fl. 6-2 228 Sr. Jacksonville, Fl.
DB Mark Barron Ala. 6-2 210 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Patrick Peterson LSU 6-1 211 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fl.
DB Ahmad Black Fl. 5-9 189 Sr. Lakeland, Fl.
DB Stephon Gilmore S.C. 6-1 188 So. Rock Hill, S.C.

Special Teams

Pos.         Name                         School         Ht.           Wt.          Class      Hometown

PK           Blair Walsh                 Georgia       5-10         191          Jr.          Boca Raton, Fla.

P             Drew Butler                Georgia       6-2           207          Jr.          Duluth, Ga.

RS           Derrick Locke             Kentucky     5-9           190          Sr.         Hugo, Okla.

AP           Randall Cobb             Kentucky     5-11         186          Jr.          Alcoa, Tenn.

 

Pos.         Name                        School          Ht.           Wt.          Class      Hometown

DL            Marcell Dareus         Alabama       6-4          306          Jr.           Birmingham, Ala.

DL            Jerrell Powe            Ole Miss        6-2           320         Sr.          Waynesboro, Miss.

DL            Cliff Matthews        S. Carolina     6-4          260          Sr.          Cheraw, S.C.

LB            Dont'a Hightower   Alabama         6-4          258         So.           Lewisburg, Tenn.

LB            Kelvin Sheppard      LSU               6-3          239          Sr.          Stone Mountain, Ga.

LB            Josh Bynes              Auburn         6-2           235          Sr.          Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.

LB            Brandon Hicks        Florida          6-2           228          Sr.           Jacksonville, Fla.

DB           Mark Barron           Alabama        6-2           210          Jr.            Mobile, Ala.

DB           Patrick Peterson     LSU              6-1           211          Jr.            Pompano Beach, Fla.

DB           Ahmad Black          Florida           5-9           189          Sr.           Lakeland, Fla.

DB          Stephon Gilmore    S. Carolina      6-1           188          So.           Rock Hill, S.C.

 

Special Teams

Pos.         Name                     School              Ht.          Wt.          Class      Hometown

PK            Blair Walsh            Georgia            5-10        191          Jr.           Boca Raton, Fla.

P              Drew Butler           Georgia            6-2          207          Jr.           Duluth, Ga.

RS            Derrick Locke        Kentucky           5-9          190          Sr.          Hugo, Okla.

AP            Randall Cobb       Kentucky            5-11        186          Jr.           Alcoa, Tenn.



SECOND-TEAM
 

Offense

Pos.         Name                 School                    Ht.       Wt.         Class      Hometown

QB           Greg McElroy      Alabama                6-3       225          Sr.          Southland, Texas

RB           Derrick Locke      Kentucky               5-9       190          Sr.           Hugo, Okla.

RB           Mario Fannin      Auburn                  5-11      228          Sr.           Hampton, Ga.      

WR          Darvin Adams     Auburn                 6-3        185          Jr.            Kennesaw, Ga.

WR          Randall Cobb     Kentucky               5-11      186          Jr.            Alcoa, Tenn.

TE            Luke Stocker     Tennessee            6-6        253          Sr.            Berea, Ky.

OL           Carl Johnson    Florida                   6-5        360          Sr.            Durham, N.C.

OL           Marcus Gilbert  Florida                   6-5        322          Sr.            Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

OL           Derek Sherrod   Miss. State            6-6        305         Sr.           Columbus, Ms.             

OL           DeMarcus Love  Arkansas              6-5        315          Sr.            Lancaster, Texas

C             William Vlachos  Alabama              6-1         289          Jr.            Mountain Brook, Ala.

 

Defense

Pos.         Name                           School              Ht.           Wt.          Class      Hometown

DL            Pernell McPhee            Miss. State       6-4           285          Sr.            Pahokee, Fl.

DL            Justin Trattou              Florida              6-3           252          Sr.            Ramsey, N.J.

DL            Kentrell Lockett           Ole Miss           6-5           260          Sr.            Hahnville, La.

LB            Chris Marve                 Vanderbilt        6-0           232          Jr.            Memphis, Tenn.

LB            Nick Reveiz                  Tennessee       5-10         224          Sr.            Farragut, Tenn.

LB            Courtney Upshaw         Alabama         6-2           263          Jr.            Eufala, Ala.

LB            Justin Houston            Georgia            6-3           260          Jr.            Statesboro, Ga.

DB           Janoris Jenkins             Florida             5-11         186          Jr.            Pahokee, Fl.       

DB           Will Hill                         Florida             6-1           204          Jr.            West Orange, N.J.

DB           Brandon Boykin           Georgia           5-10         183          Jr.            Fayetteville, Ga.

DB           Zac Etheridge               Auburn           6-0           213          Sr.            Troy, Ala.

 

Special Teams

Pos.         Name                   School        Ht.           Wt.          Class      Hometown

PK            Wes Byrum         Auburn       6-2           216          Sr.            Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

P              Chas Henry        Florida        6-3           222          Jr.            Dallas, Ga.

RS            *Julio Jones        Alabama    6-4           220          Jr.            Foley, Ala.

RS            *Warren Norman   Vanderbilt  5-10     192          So.           Stone Mountain, Ga.

AP            Chris Rainey          Florida        5-9       176          Jr.            Lakeland, Fla. 

 

ALL-SEC BY TEAM

School                    1st            2nd           Total

Alabama                8             4              12

Arkansas               2             1              3

Auburn                  2             4              6

Florida                   3             7              10

Georgia                 4             2              6

Kentucky               2             2              4

LSU                       2             0              2

Ole Miss                1             1              2

Miss. State            0             2              2

South Carolina      2             0              2

Tennessee            0             2              2

Vanderbilt             0             2              2

 

PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

SEC Champion – Alabama (143), Florida (17), Auburn (7), Arkansas (3), Ole Miss (2), Georgia (2), LSU (1), South Carolina (1), Kentucky (1).

 

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.             Miss. State                            320

6.             Ole Miss (3)                          293

 

NOTES

 

* - 177 voters is an all-time high for SEC Media Days.  The previous high was 104 voters in 2006. 

* - 14 players on this year's ballot surpassed the previous high for most votes – Patrick Willis, LB, Ole Miss (98 in 2006).

* - Alabama's Mark Ingram was the leading vote-getter this season with 165 of 177 votes.  He is the third running back in the last four years to be the highest vote-getter (2007 – Darren McFadden, Arkansas; 2008 – Knowshon Moreno, Georgia & Percy Harvin, Florida; 2009 – Tim Tebow, Florida & Brandon Spikes, Florida).  Prior to 2007, the last running back to lead the Media Days All-SEC voting was Kevin Faulk of LSU in 1998.

* - The eight first-team selections by Alabama this season ties a high since SEC records kept (1992) with Florida, which had eight first-team selections last season.

* - Alabama's 12 total team selections also ties a high since SEC records kept (1992) with Florida, which had 12 total selections last season (1st and 2nd teams).  Auburn had 12 total selections in 2006, but was from first, second and third-team selections.

* - This marks the first time that Alabama has led in first-team selections since 2003 (had five selected) and the first time since 1993 that it led in total selections (1993 team had just one team selected, Alabama tied Florida with five total selections).

* - The media have accurately predicted the SEC Champion three times since 1992.  In six years, the projected SEC Champion has reached the SEC Championship Game.

* - Alabama is predicted to win SEC title for the first time by the media since 2000 and third time total since 1992 (other, 1993).

* - The one-point margin between Georgia and South Carolina for 2nd place is tied for the second closest voting margin since 1992.  Below are the top seven:

               Margin     Teams                              Places                Year                 Total Votes

1.             (Tied)     Georgia / South Carolina   3rd place           1995                  15

2.             1 point   Miss. State / Arkansas       3rd / 4th place   1994                  28
                1 point   Kentucky / South Carolina 4th / 5th place    1994                 28
                1 point   Miss. State / LSU                4th / 5th place   1999                  77
                1 point   Georgia / South Carolina   2nd / 3rd place    2010                177

6.             2 points Arkansas / Ole Miss            5th / 6th place    2001                 84
                2 points Ole Miss / Miss. State         3rd / 4th place    1998                 45

 

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