HOOVER, Ala. — Caution: Proceed at your own risk.

SEC media members have nearly perfected the art of botching preseason predictions. Most of us bought tickets on the Tennessee train last season. The Vols never made it to Atlanta, much less Tampa.

Undaunted, we’re back, hopefully to end our futility (the SEC East is on its own).

If you’re a Texas A&M fan, just skip to the comments and tell us how wrong we are.

Media members will receive voting instructions today. The SEC will release the official preseason predictions Friday.

Here’s how we are voting:

Chris Wright
John Crist
Michael Bratton
Jon Cooper
East
East
East
East
1. Florida
Georgia
Florida
Florida
2. Georgia
Florida
Tennessee
Georgia
3. Kentucky
South Carolina
Georgia
South Carolina
4. South Carolina
Kentucky
Kentucky
Tennessee
5. Tennessee
Tennessee
Missouri
Kentucky
6. Missouri
Missouri
South Carolina
Vanderbilt
7. Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt
Missouri
West
West
West
West
1. Alabama
Alabama
Auburn
Alabama
2. Auburn
Auburn
Alabama
Auburn
3. LSU
Arkansas
Ole Miss
Miss. State
4. Arkansas
LSU
LSU
LSU
5. Ole Miss
Miss. State
Arkansas
Ole Miss
6. Miss. State
Ole Miss
Miss. State
Arkansas
7. Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
Texas A&M
SEC Champ
SEC Champ
SEC Champ
SEC Champ
Alabama
Alabama
Auburn
Alabama