SEC football predictions: SIDs predict division winners, All-SEC team

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The SEC football information directors made their annual predictions, and their consensus is that Alabama and South Carolina will face off in Atlanta. The poll was exclusive to AL.com.

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South Carolina is coming off three straight 11-win seasons that involved zero trips to Atlanta. In fact, the Gamecocks have defeated the SEC East division winner the past three seasons but have found a way to lose a game they can’t afford to lose. Last year, it was Tennessee. Alabama, on the other hand, is a predominant favorite around the country for the College Football Playoff. With another loaded roster, the missing piece continues to be at quarterback, and the Tide hope FSU transfer Jacob Coker lives up to the hype. The SIDs are counting on him to be the real deal.

The Gamecocks received five first-place votes to top the East with 35 points. Alabama received five first-place votes for a total of 35 points, edging the Auburn Tigers, who had 32 total points.

Here’s a look at how the SIDs voted in the overall poll:

Division

Here’s a look at how the SIDs picked the divisions:

overall poll

SIDs All-SEC team:

Offense
QB Nick Marshall, Auburn
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia
RB Mike Davis, South Carolina
WR Sammie Coates, Auburn
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama
TE OJ Howard, Alabama
OT La’El Collins, LSU
OG Jarvis Harrison, Texas A&M
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn
OG AJ Cann, South Carolina
OT Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M

Defense
DE Trey Flowers, Arkansas
DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State
DE Dante Fowler, Florida
LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia
LB AJ Johnson, Tennessee
LB Trey DePriest, Alabama
CB Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
CB Jalen Mills, LSU
S Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss
S Landon Collins, Alabama

Specialists
P Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
PK Marshall Morgan, Georgia

Read more at AL.com.

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