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Media poll predicts Alabama will defeat Florida Gators in SEC championship game

HOOVER, Ala. -- Media types who attended the 2010 Southeastern Conference Media Days predicted that Alabama would defeat Florida in the SEC championship game this summer. Just a reminder, Gator Clause predicted last week that Florida would lose to Alabama in October but then defeat the Crimson Tide in December.

Florida begins the season as the overwhelming favorite to win the SEC Eastern Division, according to media who cover the SEC. The Gators received 153 first-place votes compared to 15 first-place votes for Georgia. South Carolina, led by former UF coach Steve Spurrier, was picked to finish third in the SEC with eight first-place votes.

Predicted order of finish, according to 177 votes cast in SEC preseason media poll
1. Florida (153) 1030 points
2. Georgia (15) 791
3. South Carolina (8) 790
4. Kentucky   462
5. Tennessee     450
6. Vanderbilt (1) 194

1. Alabama (157) 1034 points
2. Arkansas (6) 726
3. Auburn (10)   691
4. LSU (1)     653
5. Miss. State   320
6. Ole Miss (3) 293





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