No trip to the grocery store is complete in July without a few minutes spent lingering on the magazine aisle, checking out the latest college football preview magazines.

It doesn’t take too long to flip a magazine open, scan the table of contents for the SEC and check out how your favorite team is predicted to fare this fall.

In case your local store doesn’t stock every magazine, we’ve compiled the list of SEC predictions in these handy tables:


School Athlon ESPN FOX Lindy’s Media Poll Phil Steele Sporting News
Tennessee 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Georgia 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Florida 3 3 3 3 2 2 3
Kentucky 4 6 5 6 4 5 5
Vanderbilt 5 7 4 7 5 6 7
Missouri 6 5 5 5 6 4 4
South Carolina 7 4 5 4 7 7 6


Poll average: 1

Skinny: In a rare moment of agreement, all seven preseason polls have the Volunteers picked first in the SEC East.

Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones high fives teammates against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Volunteers defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 45-6. Tennessee Volunteers Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Poll average: 2.1

Skinny: Six of the seven picked the Bulldogs to finish¬†second. Only the SEC media have Kirby Smart’s team pegged in third place.


Poll average: 2.7

Skinny: Phil Steele and the SEC Media have the defending champions in the second spot. Everyone else has the Gators finishing third.


Poll average: 5

Skinny: Athlon and the media have the Wildcats as high as fourth place while ESPN and Lindy’s both have Mark Stoops’ squad finishing sixth.


Poll average: 5

Skinny: Phil Steele and The Sporting News put the Tigers in fourth place, but Athlon and the SEC Media both believe Mizzou is headed for sixth place in the East.


Poll average: 5.7

Skinny: The Gamecocks divided opinion among prognosticators as ESPN and Lindy’s pegged them fourth while Athlon, Phil Steele and the media slotted them in last place.


Poll average: 5.9

Skinny: Like South Carolina, there are a wide range of predictions for the Commodores. FOX has them in fourth, but ESPN, Lindy’s and The Sporting News picked them for last place.


School Athlon ESPN FOX Lindy’s Media Poll Phil Steele Sporting News
Alabama 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
LSU 2 1 1 2 2 1 3
Ole Miss 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Arkansas 4 7 3 6 5 5 4
Auburn 5 6 3 4 6 4 5
Texas A&M 6 4 3 5 4 5 6
Miss. State 7 5 7 7 7 7 7


Poll average: 1.3

Skinny: Only ESPN and FOX have the Crimson Tide anywhere but first place. Phil Steele has them in a tie with LSU.


Poll average: 1.7

Skinny: The Tigers picked up first-place nods from ESPN and FOX, but The Sporting News pegged them for third.


Poll average: 2.9

Skinny: The Sporting News tabbed the Rebels for second place while every other outlet had them one slot lower in third. Ole Miss has a two-game winning streak against Alabama.


Poll average: 4.7

Skinny: FOX is high on the Tigers, placing them in a four-way tie for third place, but ESPN and the SEC Media both have them pegged for sixth place in the West. The SEC media picked Auburn first last season but the Tigers finished last.


Poll average: 4.7

Skinny: The Aggies are part of FOX’s logjam in third, but Athlon and The Sporting News each have them slotted in sixth place. TSN must not trust Trevor Knight.


Poll average: 4.9

Skinny: In addition to being in FOX’s tie for third, Athlon and The Sporting News have the rebuilt Razorbacks finishing fourth. Lindy’s, on the other hand, has¬†them finishing sixth.


Poll average: 6.7

Skinny: ESPN picking the Bulldogs in fifth place is the lone bright spot, as every other entity has them coming in seventh.