Official media predictions for the 2018 SEC season are in, and Alabama’s once again the favorite, according to those assembled at SEC Media Days.
This is the seventh time in nine years that Nick Saban’s team has been the choice. A Les Miles REVENGE TEAM got the nod in 2012, and many of us never understood what everyone was smoking, Re: 2015 Auburn, but that happened as well.
Official SEC media picks
|2017||Alabama||National champ lol||Georgia|
|2011||Alabama||National champ lol||LSU|
That’s six correct picks in 26 years. Conference champs are hard to predict, and most other leagues look about the same. But you’d think such a lopsided league would be a little easier to pick. It was always Alabama, Florida, or Tennessee, and then things went wild, and now it’s almost always Alabama.
Just pick Bama. It’s easy. All you have to do is avoid getting bored and thinking you’ve outsmarted everyone. And even if you’re wrong about the SEC, you still picked the national champ to win its conference anyway.
Every few months, Saban likes to knock media folks down a peg, and this pick’s record is easy ammo:
saban on media picked #Bama to win SEC:"You've been wrong 5 yrs in a row & every yr we've won it, U haven't picked us but I'm rooting for u"— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 17, 2014
The full division orders for 2018:
- South Carolina
- Mississippi State
- Texas A&M
- Ole Miss