COLUMBIA - South Carolina senior guard A.J. Cann is the most underrated player in the SEC, according to the league's 14 football sports information directors.

The polling, conducted by al.com, listed the top players at each position in the SEC, as well as the most valuable player, top Heisman Trophy candidate and most underrated, among other categories.

South Carolina running back Mike Davis was voted the second-best running back in the SEC behind Georgia junior Todd Gurley, and the second-best blocking tailback in the SEC behind Alabama senior Jalston Fowler.

Cann enters the fall with a team-high 38 starts, only missing one game over the past three seasons. He started every game of the 2013 season, when he was named a team captain. As a junior, Cann was a third-team All-SEC selection by Phil Steele.

Ironically, the league SIDs did not vote Cann as one of the top two offensive linemen in the SEC. So perhaps the "underrated" tag also applies to the group that handed him that label.

Here is the full list.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

QB Nick Marshall, Auburn

Next: RB Todd Gurley, Georgia

TOP HEISMAN CANDIDATE

QB Nick Marshall, Auburn

Next: RB Todd Gurley, Georgia

MOST VERSATILE

Christion Jones, Alabama

Next: Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia

MOST UNDERRATED

OL A.J. Cann, South Carolina

Next: QB Dak Prescott, Miss. State

BEST ATHLETE

QB Nick Marshall, Auburn

Next: WR/KR Christion Jones, Alabama

BEST LEADER

LB Ramik Wilson, Georgia

Next: LB Curt Maggitt, Tennessee

BEST OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

Alvin Dupree, Kentucky

Next: Kwon Alexander, LSU

BEST INSIDE LINEBACKER

Ramik Wilson, Georgia

Next: A.J. Johnson, Tennessee

BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN

Dante Fowler, Florida

Next: Trey Flowers, Arkansas

BEST CORNERBACK

Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

Next: Jalen Mills, LSU

BEST SAFETY

Landon Collins, Alabama

Next: Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss

BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN

Jarvis Harrison, Texas A&M

Next: Reese Dismukes, Auburn

BEST RECEIVER

Amari Cooper, Alabama

Next: Sammie Coates, Auburn

BEST RUNNER

Todd Gurley, Georgia

Next: Mike Davis, South Carolina

BEST BLOCKING BACK

Jalston Fowler, Alabama

Next: Mike Davis, South Carolina

BEST PASSER

Maty Mauk, Missouri

Next: Nick Marshall, Auburn

BEST KICK RETURNER

Christion Jones, Alabama

Next: Andre Dubose, Florida

BEST PLACE-KICKER

Marshall Morgan, Georgia

Next: Colby Delahoussaye, LSU

BEST PUNTER

Drew Kaser, Texas A&M

Next: Devon Bell, Miss. State