SEC Media Days 2013: Preseason All-SEC teams, predicted order of finish announced

John Reed-US PRESSWIRE

Auburn landed six players on the preseason all-conference teams.

As the end of SEC Media Days 2013 draws near, the conference's journalists released their preseason All-SEC teams and predicted standings on Thursday. Six Auburn players garnered the preseason honor, and the Tigers weren't picked to finish last in the West. Woo!

Running back Tre Mason, center Reese Dismukes, defensive end Dee Ford and kicker Cody Parkey led the way for Auburn, all earning second-team nods. Punter Steven Clark, the same Steven Clark EA Sports projects to be Auburn's best player in 2013, and cornerback Chris Davis were named to the third team.

The Tigers were picked to finish fifth in the Western Division, ahead of Mississippi State and last-place Arkansas. It's not much of a surprise that Alabama was picked to win the West and the SEC title game, but the league's media did shake things up a bit by picking Texas A&M to finish second in the division, ahead of LSU. Ole Miss was slotted in the No. 4 hole.

In the East, the media likes Georgia to get back to Atlanta, with South Carolina and Florida coming in second and third, respectively. Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky round out the division.

Preseason All-SEC teams

(234 voters; total votes in parentheses; *-ties)

OFFENSE

First team
QB - Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)
RB - T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)
RB - Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)
WR - Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)
WR - Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)
TE - Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)
OL - Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)
OL - Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)
OL - Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)
OL - Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)
C - Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

Second team
QB - A.J. McCarron, Alabama (67)
RB - Tre Mason, Auburn (15)
RB - *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)
RB - *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)
WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)
WR - Mike Evans, Texas A&M (33)
TE - Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)
OL - Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)
OL - Jon Halapio, Florida (51)
OL - Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)
OL - Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (50)
C - Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

Third team
QB - Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)
RB - *Matt Jones, Florida (5)
RB - *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)
RB - *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)
WR - Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)
WR - Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)
TE - Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)
OL - La'el Collins, LSU (37)
OL - Josh Williford, LSU (30)
OL - Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)
OL - *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)
OL - *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)
C - *James Stone, Tennessee (30)
C - *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

DEFENSE

First team
DL - Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)
DL - Dominique Easley, Florida (162)
DL - Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)
DL - Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)
LB - C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)
LB - A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)
LB - Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)
DB - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)
DB - Craig Loston, LSU (135)
DB - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)
DB - Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

Second team
DL - Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)
DL - Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)
DL - Dee Ford, Auburn (38)
DL - Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)
LB - Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)
LB - Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)
LB - Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)
DB - Damian Swann, Georgia (70)
DB - Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)
DB - Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)
DB - Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

Third team
DL - Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)
DL - Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)
DL - Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)
DL - C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)
LB - Ronald Powell, Florida (24)
LB - Tahj Jones, LSU (20)
LB - *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)
LB - *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)
DB - E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)
DB - Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)
DB - Jalen Mills, LSU (22)
DB - Chris Davis, Auburn (20)

SPECIALISTS

First team
P - Kyle Christy, Florida (108)
PK - Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)
RS - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)
AP - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

Second team
P - Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)
PK - Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)
RS - Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)
AP - Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

Third team
P - Steven Clark, Auburn (33)
PK - Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)
RS - Andre Debose, Florida (53)
AP - Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

Predicted order of finish
East West Champion
1. Georgia 1,570 (149) 1. Alabama 1,681 (225) Alabama 182
2. South Carolina 1,474 (79) 2. Texas A&M 1,333 (11) Georgia 38
3. Florida 1,300 (19) 3. LSU 1,324 (7) South Carolina 18
4. Vanderbilt 858 4. Ole Miss 883 Texas A&M 4
5. Tennessee 694 5. Auburn 579 LSU 1
6. Missouri 577 6. Mississippi State 516
7. Kentucky 331 7. Arkansas 488

Total points (first-place votes in parentheses)

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