HOOVER, Ala. – South Carolina was picked to finish second in the SEC East behind Georgia today and Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney received the most votes on the All-SEC Preseason Team in a vote of 243 media members at SEC Media Days. Clowney got 223 votes, though it should have been unanimous for an All-American who finished sixth in the 2012 Heisman Trophy voting.

South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington (Berkeley High School) made the All-SEC first team as an all-purpose specialist.

The voting:

SEC CHAMPION

Alabama - 182

Georgia - 38

South Carolina - 18

Texas A&M - 4

LSU - 1

SEC EASTERN DIVISION

(first place votes and total points)

Georgia (149) - 1570

South Carolina (75) - 1474

Florida (19) - 1300

Vanderbilt - 858

Tennessee - 694

Missouri - 577

Kentucky - 331

SEC WESTERN DIVISION

Alabama (225) - 1681

Texas A&M (11) - 1333

LSU (7) - 1324

Ole Miss - 883

Auburn - 579

Mississippi State - 516

Arkansas - 488

2013 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM

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 - AJ 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)

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