According to the experts over at CBS Sports, Alabama will take on South Carolina for the SEC Championship this season, but Georgia, Auburn, Florida and LSU are also contenders.

Chip Patterson’s bold College Football Playoff prediction is one of the more interesting projections: “SEC cannibalization produces a two-loss conference champion that will make the College Football Playoff and bump a 1-loss or undefeated conference champion.”

Notable individual takes from CBS Sports’ group of analysts

Jon Solomon: “When he’s healthy, Todd Gurley looks like the closest thing to Adrian Peterson college football has seen. Gurley is a special, special player.”

Jeremy Fowler: “I’m not sure why Bama is magically a playoff lock after losing several defensive starters (including three really good defensive backs), good offensive lineman, one of the best quarterbacks in the program’s history and a good offensive coordinator. The skill players will carry the offense early — and make no mistake, this team’s potential is absurdly rich — but it’s not blasphemous to say there could be at least a few losses on this schedule.”

Dennis Dodd: “Bo Wallace is this year’s Johnny Football. Robert Nkenmdiche’s potential will be realized. Hugh Freeze’s recruiting classes will mature. A third-place finish in the West isn’t out of the question.”

Jerry Palm: “(Ramik) Wilson averaged more than 10 tackles a game for the Bulldogs last year. He leads a defense that is going to have to step up if the Bulldogs are going to compete in the East.”

Chip Patterson: “In a year where it looks like Alabama and Auburn are set to hold court in the SEC West, I’m thinking that Spurrier could end up getting the nod if he gets the Gamecocks back to the SEC title game in Atlanta. It would be the eighth coach of the year honor for the Head Ball Coach and his third since arriving in Columbia.”


SEC All-Conference
Pos Player Yr School
QB Nick Marshall Sr. Auburn
RB Todd Gurley Jr. Georgia
RB Mike Davis Jr. South Carolina
WR Amari Cooper Jr. Alabama
WR Malcome Kennedy Sr. Texas A&M
TE O.J. Howard Soph. Alabama
OT Cedric Ogbuehi Sr. Texas A&M
OT Brandon Shell Jr. South Carolina
OG A.J. Cann Sr. South Carolina
OG Vadal Alexander Jr. LSU
C Reese Dismukes Sr. Auburn
DE Dante Fowler Jr. Florida
DE Alvin Dupree Sr. Kentucky
DT A’Shawn Robinson Soph. Alabama
DT Chris Jones Soph. Mississippi State
LB Ramik Wilson Sr. Georgia
LB Trey DePriest Sr. Alabama
LB Jordan Jenkins Jr. Georgia
CB Vernon Hargeaves III Soph. Florida
CB Deshazor Everett Sr. Texas A&M
S Landon Collins Jr. Alabama
S Tony Conner Soph. Ole Miss
K Marshall Morgan Jr. Georgia
P Drew Kaser Jr. Texas A&M
KR Christion Jones Sr. Alabama
PR Marcus Murphy Sr. Missouri
All-Purpose Trey Williams Jr. Texas A&M