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Diamond Hogs Picked by Coaches to Win SEC West

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Diamond Hogs Picked by Coaches to Win SEC West

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Southeastern Conference coaches selected Arkansas to win the SEC’s Western division in their 16th annual preseason SEC poll on Wednesday.

“It is exciting to see that the league coaches have recognized our squad,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn. “We return a solid nucleus and have a great group of newcomers, but it is a long season in the SEC and we haven’t accomplished anything yet.”

Arkansas garnered 66 points in the 2007 poll’s Western Division with every possible first-place vote (11). Ole Miss finished second with 53 points and Alabama finishing third with 47 points. Ole Miss received one first-place votes in the Western Division.

South Carolina was selected as the conference’s overall champion with seven of the 12 overall first-place votes. Arkansas garnered three and Vanderbilt two.

Points were compiled on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Each coach also voted for one team as an overall conference champion.

SEC Champion: South Carolina (7), Arkansas (3), Vanderbilt (2)

Western Division

Team Points ’06 SEC Record ‘06 Finish

1. Arkansas (11) 66 18-12 2nd

2. Ole Miss (1) 53 17-13 3rd

3. Alabama 47 20-10 1st

4. LSU 33 13-17 4th

5. Auburn 24 9-21 6th

6. Mississippi St. 23 12-17 5th

Eastern Division

Team Points ’06 SEC Record ‘06 Finish

1. So. Carolina (9) 63 15-15 4th

2. Vanderbilt (3) 54 16-14 3rd

3. Tennessee 39 11-18 5th

4. Kentucky 31 20-10 1st

5. Georgia 30 18-12 2nd

6. Florida 29 10-20 6th



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