The SEC concluded its week of being the center of the college football universe Friday by unveiling its three preseason all-conference teams, which were voted on by the hundreds of media members who were in Hoover, Alabama for the league’s annual press event.
Defending champion and 2016 pick to repeat Alabama led the way for the SEC with seven first-team selections, which was one more than the Crimson Tide had in 2015.
The star offensive trio of LSU running back Leonard Fournette, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly and Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley took home the honors as the top vote-getters.
While the SEC media did mostly what was expected in sorting out the top talent in the league on the three loaded teams, there were a few surprises—good and bad—in the final tally from Hoover. Judging by the players’ performances from 2015 and their potential for 2016, there were a few misses and slides down the ranks.
Here are the SEC media’s three preseason all-conference teams and several notable hits and misses from the results.
Source: Bleacher Report CFB