Gamecocks picked second in East; Seven earn All-SEC

South Carolina placed seven players on the 2012 preseason All-SEC squads and was picked to finish second in the SEC East, as selected by the media attending the annual Southeastern Conference Media Days.

The Gamecocks were led by a pair of first-team selections in running back Marcus Lattimore and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Lattimore, a six-foot, 218-pound junior from Duncan, S.C., was the top vote-getter in the league, garnering 201 out of 222 votes. The 201 votes were the most garnered by one player this season.

Clowney, a 6-6, 256-pound sophomore from Rock Hill, S.C., received the most votes (140) among the defensive linemen. Both Lattimore and Clowney were also named to the preseason first-team All-SEC squad as selected by the league’s coaches last week.

Four Gamecocks earned preseason second team accolades according to the media. The quartet includes senior offensive center T.J. Johnson, a 6-6, 319-pounder from Aynor, S.C.; senior defensive end Devin Taylor, a 6-8, 267-pounder from Beaufort, S.C.; senior safety D.J. Swearinger, a six-foot, 210-pounder from Greenwood, S.C., and Bruce Ellington, a 5-9, 197-pound sophomore all-purpose back from Moncks Corner, S.C.

Outside linebacker DeVonte Holloman, a 6-2, 241-pound senior from Charlotte, N.C., was the Gamecocks’ lone representative on the third team squad as selected by the media.

The Gamecocks are picked to finish second in the Eastern Division behind Georgia. Georgia received 132 first-place votes and 1,434 points, while Carolina garnered 72 first place votes and 1,358 points. Florida, Missouri, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky were picked to finish third through seventh, respectively.

LSU is predicted to win the SEC Championship by the media for the first time since 2007. It is the second time since 1992 that LSU has been predicted to win the league title. LSU did win the SEC title in 2007 and went on to the BCS title.

Predicted Order of Finish – SEC Champion

Team Points
1. LSU 129
2. Alabama 65
3. Georgia 14
4. South Carolina 6
5. Arkansas 4
6. Auburn 2
T7. Florida 1
T7. Ole Miss 1

Eastern Division (First Place Votes) Team Points
1. Georgia (132) 1434
2. South Carolina (72) 1358
3. Florida (12) 1045
4. Missouri (2) 797
5. Tennessee (4) 718
6. Vanderbilt 598
7. Kentucky 266

Western Division (First Place Votes) Team Points
1. LSU (139) 1449
2. Alabama (72) 1379
3. Arkansas (6) 1093
4. Auburn (4) 827
5. Texas A&M 653
6. Mississippi State 554
7. Ole Miss (1) 261

Photo courtesy of USC Athletics

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