Gamecocks picked to win SEC East

No Clowney, no Shaw ... no problem for USC, writers say

 

South Carolina has been picked as the favorite to win the 2014 Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title, according to the media attending the annual SEC Media Days in Birmingham.

The Gamecocks received 1,895 points to outdistance Georgia (1,777) for the top spot in the East. Florida (1,362) and Missouri (1,263) were picked third and fourth respectively, while Tennessee (893), Vanderbilt (619) and Kentucky (395) round out the Eastern Division.

Alabama is favored to win the Western Division, tallying 1,915 points, ahead of defending SEC champion Auburn (1,735) and Louisiana State (1,453). Ole Miss (1,069), Mississippi State (890), Texas A&M (791) and Arkansas (351) round out the West.

Alabama is also the favorite to capture the SEC championship. The Crimson Tide picked up 154 votes, more than double that of Auburn (75). South Carolina (32) was third, just ahead of Georgia (19). LSU (9), Ole Miss (2), Arkansas (1) and Mississippi State (1) also received votes.

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