Florida Gators Picked to Finish Second in SEC East

A day after the conclusion of the 2019 Southeastern Conference Media Days, the University of Florida football team was picked to finish second in the SEC’s Eastern Division, while placing sixth in the voting for the SEC Champion on Friday.

Individually, Florida had seven players selected to All-SEC teams, including two first-team members, four second-team members and a third-team member.

The selections were voted on by those in attendance at the conference's annual week-long event, the unofficial start of the new football season each season. 

Florida Selected to Finish Second in SEC East

The Gators were picked to finish second in the SEC Eastern Division with 1,499 points and 21 first-place votes to win the division. Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,789 points, including 233 first-place votes, while Missouri was third with 1,149 total points.

Florida enters 2019 after finishing third in the Eastern Division last season, compiling a 5-3 record in SEC play, under head coach Dan Mullen in his first year.

Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1,813 total points, receiving 253 first-place votes, while LSU was second with 1,493 and Texas A&M was third with 1,268 points. Additionally, the Crimson Tide were also picked to win their 27th SEC title, the sixth in the last nine years, receiving 203 votes in the process.

Only seven times since 1992 has the predicted champion at SEC Media Days proceeded to win the SEC Championship Game.

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