Media picks MSU to finish fifth in SEC West

Dak Prescott is one of four Bulldogs to be selected Preseason All-SEC. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Dak Prescott is one of four Bulldogs to be selected Preseason All-SEC. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State has been picked to finish fifth in the SEC Western Division by media members attending SEC Media Days this week.

The Bulldogs received one vote to win the SEC outright and four players were picked preseason All-SEC.

Junior Dak Prescott was selected second team All-SEC at quarterback while sophomore defensive tackle Chris Jones and junior linebacker Benardrick McKinney were named to the second team defense.

Senior wide receiver Jameon Lewis was picked as a member of the third team offense.


(Total points earned in parenthesis)



QB       Nick Marshall, Auburn (241)

RB        T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (281)

RB        Todd Gurley, Georgia (280)

WR      Amari Cooper, Alabama (282)

WR      Sammie Coates, Auburn (207)

TE        O.J. Howard, Alabama (188)

OL        La’el Collins, LSU (231)

OL        Arie Kouandjio, Alabama (188)

OL        Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss (183)

OL        Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (174)

C          Reese Dismukes, Auburn (226)


QB       Dak Prescott, Mississippi State (118)

RB        Mike Davis, South Carolina (240)

RB        Alex Collins, Arkansas (126)

WR      Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss (182)

WR      Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (71)

TE        C.J. Uzomah, Auburn (141)

OL        A.J. Cann, South Carolina (166)

OL        Vadal Alexander, LSU (112)

OL        Alex Kozan, Auburn (112)

OL        Corey Robinson, South Carolina (107)

C          Ryan Kelly, Alabama (126)


QB       Bo Wallace, Ole Miss (94)

RB        Corey Grant, Auburn (52)

RB        Keith Marshall, Georgia (44)

WR      Jameon Lewis, Mississippi State (67)    

WR      Marquez North, Tennessee (66)

TE        Hunter Henry, Arkansas (72)

OL        Austin Shepherd, Alabama (106)

OL        Chad Slade, Auburn (101)

OL        John Theus, Georgia (96)

OL        Chaz Green, Florida (94)

C          Evan Boehm, Missouri (77)



DL        Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (239)

DL        Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida (212)

DL        A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama (208)

DL        Gabe Wright, Auburn (192)

LB        Trey DePriest, Alabama (253)

LB        A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (186)

LB        Ramik Wilson, Georgia (147)

DB       Landon Collins, Alabama (274)

DB       Vernon Hargreaves, III, Florida (243)

DB       Cody Prewitt, Ole Miss (210)

DB       Deshazor Everett, Texas A&M (183)


DL        Trey Flowers, Arkansas (181)

DL        Chris Jones, Mississippi State (150) 

DL        Alvin “Bud” Dupree, Kentucky (134)

DL        Markus Golden, Missouri (125)

LB        Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State (143) 

LB        Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (137)

LB        Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (116)

DB       Robenson Therezie, Auburn (144)

DB       Tre’Davious White, LSU (141)

DB       Damian Swann, Georgia (127)

DB       Tony Conner, Ole Miss (116)


DL        Ray Drew, Georgia (102)

DL        Montravius Adams, Auburn (94)

DL        Carl Lawson, Auburn (87)

DL        Jermauria Rasco, LSU (79)

LB        Kwon Alexander, LSU (112)

LB        Cassanova McKinzy, Auburn (82)

LB        Serderius Bryant, Ole Miss (76)

DB       Jon Mincy, Auburn (99)

DB       Corey Thompson, LSU (86)

DB       Rashard Robinson, LSU (84)

DB       Brison Williams, South Carolina (81)



P          Drew Kaser, Texas A&M (221)

PK        Marshall Morgan, Georgia (224)

RS        Christion Jones, Alabama (262)

AP        Christion Jones, Alabama (130)


P          Sam Irwin-Hill, Arkansas (136)

PK        Colby Delahoussaye, LSU (142)

RS        Andre Debose, Florida (97)

AP        Terrence Magee, LSU (111)


P          Jamie Keehn, LSU (81)

PK        Andrew Baggett, Missouri (103)

RS        Marcus Murphy, Missouri (72)

AP        Trey Williams, Texas A&M (89)



School Points
Alabama 154
Auburn 75
South Carolina 32
Georgia 19
Ole Miss 2
Arkansas 1
Mississippi State 1


School Points
South Carolina 1895
Georgia 1777
Florida 1362
Missouri 1263
Tennessee 893
Vanderbilt 619
Kentucky 395


School Points
Alabama 1915
Auburn 1735
LSU 1453
Ole Miss 1069
Mississippi State 890
Texas A&M 791
Arkansas 351


I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • Southernfried

    Evidently, someone is being influenced by ole miss although we have beat them 4 out of 5 years. For some reason the media seems to get the teams mixed up. State by its record and by last years win should be a head of old miss.Also we beat Robert Nkemdiche all over the field, yet they have him as first team SEC and Christ Jones and McKinney second team. This should fire our coaches and team players up to go out and smash everyone and every team who is voted above us( play safe for both) and make these votes foolish looking at the end of the seasons. State is going to have to beat up these teams for 20yrs, before we get the respect due the team and State as a whole. Our players, coaches, administration and fans should be totally fed up with the disrespect and overlooking of our campus, university, teams, coaches, and players. WE ARE SECOND TO NONE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE!!!!! BRING IT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!! #HAILSTATE.

    • Realist

      Media doesn’t get them mixed up. The media realizes that the quality of a team is not measured by one game. If that were the case, Ole Miss would be ranked higher than LSU. Just 2 mediocre teams, only the fans of one think they are going to be playing for a championship and have a Heisman winner…

      • Southernfried

        Media DOES get them mixed up calling MSU ole miss or saying the mississippi state REBELs if you read. And state IS better than ole miss at this time and hopefully for a good more time in the future. STATE beat your players all over the field when it counted and the Team and Individual players should be ranked above ole miss. I have gone to both school and STATE is THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI in this state. Also someone paid to have ole miss’s campus ranked ANYWHERE as a beautiful campus; STATE’s campus is as good or better than the best campus in the USA because I have gone to a number of them all over the USA. Thank you very much. Stay off this site; it is for STATE fans only; I don’t go to ole miss’s website and make unnecessary remarks but I can in the future to put you DOWN; State is not and never was mediocre and thats personally from 1953 to present in this family. If you don’t have goals you never succeed and STATE has many goals MOST of which they have made. I can give you many statistic both offical and unoffical but true where STATE outranks and out does ole miss any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Have a blessed day.

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