SEC media picks preseason favorite, predicts 2016 order of finish
HOOVER, Ala. —- The Alabama Crimson Tide enter the 2016 SEC season as the media’s preseason favorite.
But Nick Saban’s team shouldn’t get too comfortable, because the media is rather poor at picking the champion — only been right five times in 24 years. That’s an incredible stat.
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What does that say about Alabama in 2016? Well, not much. However, last year, the media whiffed on picking Auburn, as the Tigers finished seventh in their own division.
Here’s the entire predicted order of finish, according to the media, for 2016:
Alabama (223 points)
Ole Miss (4)
Texas A&M (1)
South Carolina (1)
Tennessee (2167 points)
South Carolina (800)
Alabama (2220 points)
Ole Miss (1479)
Texas A&M (1130)
Mississippi State (518)