Gamecocks, Tide favored in annual league survey

By NEMS Daily Journal

The Birmingham News rolled out its 65th annual spring SEC football preview on Sunday, including a poll of all 12 league sports information directors.
They – and a related online poll of fans – predict an Alabama-South Carolina matchup in the SEC championship game – a return trip to Atlanta for the defending SEC Eastern champ Gamecocks and a return to form for the Crimson Tide.
The SEC Western Division prediction: Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The SEC Eastern prediction: South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.