Vanderbilt picked 6th by SEC Media

Jonathan Goff (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The Southeastern Conference media aren't convinced that the 2005 Vanderbilt football team that beat two SEC schools on the road was anything other than one man show. That player is gone and Vanderbilt is pegged by the media to finish dead last in the SEC in 2006.

Auburn was picked by a landslide vote to win the Southeastern Conference title in 2006. The Florida Gators were picked to win the SEC East title followed by Georgia, Tennesee, South Carolina, Kentucky and lastly Vanderbilt.

In the SEC West the media picked LSU to finish second behind Auburn followed by Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.

Vanderbilt had three players picked to the preseason All-SEC team. Sophomore wide receiver Earl Bennett was selected to the First Team. Senior offensive lineman Brian Stamper earned second team honors and junior linebacker Jonathan Goff made the third team.

Auburn had 12 players on the list. Georgia and LSU both had 10 players selected to the All-SEC squad followed by Arkansas and Florida with eight each, Alabama with seven and Tennessee with six. Kentucky had four, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State each had three while South Carolina and Ole Miss had two each. There were first, second and third-teams selected for this year's media days pre-season squad.

Here's the complete list as compiled by the conference office:

2006 SEC MEDIA DAYS PRE-SEASON ALL-SEC FOOTBALL TEAM
[104 total voters (NOTE: Most in SEC Media Days history)]


FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Martrez Milner (35) Georgia 6-4 240 Sr. Gainesville, Ga. OL Arron Sears (95) Tennessee 6-4 320 Sr. Russellville, Ala.
OL Will Arnold (72) LSU 6-4 322 Jr. Gloster, Miss.
OL Daniel Inman (69) Georgia 6-7 319 Sr. Hope Mills, N.C.
OL Tim Duckworth (65) Auburn 6-4 310 Sr. Taylorsville, Miss.
C Nick Jones (73) Georgia 6-3 295 Sr. Bowdon, Ga.
WR Sidney Rice (94) South Carolina 6-4 200 So. Gaffney, S.C.
WR Earl Bennett (49) Vanderbilt 6-1 202 So. Birmingham, Ala.
QB Chris Leak (69) Florida 6-0 207 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
RB Kenny Irons (84) Auburn 5-11 200 Sr. Dacula, Ga.
RB Darren McFadden (59) Arkansas 6-2 210 So. N. Little Rock, Ark.


SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
TE Jacob Tamme (33) Kentucky 6-5 240 Jr. Danville, Ky.
OL Brian Stamper (49) Vanderbilt 6-5 305 Sr. Windermere, Fla.
OL Michael Oher (14) Ole Miss 6-5 ½ 330 So. Memphis, Tenn.
OL Ben Grubbs (13) Auburn 6-3 301 Sr. Eclectic, Ala.
OL Brian Anderson (7) Miss. State 6-6 307 Sr. Butler, Ala
C Antoine Caldwell (27) Alabama 6-3 296 So. Montgomery, Ala.
WR Dallas Baker (19) Florida 6-3 206 Sr. New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
WR Courtney Taylor (16) Auburn 6-2 202 Sr. Carrollton, Ala.
QB Brandon Cox (21) Auburn 6-2 201 Jr. Trussville, Ala.
RB Kenneth Darby (52) Alabama 5-11 205 Sr. Huntsville, Ala.
RB Arian Foster (7) Tennessee 6-1 215 So. San Diego, Calif.


THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- OFFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
TE Cole Bennett (14) Auburn 6-4 261 Sr. Dalton, Ga.
OL Zac Tubbs (6) Arkansas 6-6 335 Sr. Cullman, Ala.
OL Robert Felton (5) Arkansas 6-4 319 Jr. Houston, Texas
OL Stephen Parker (3) Arkansas 6-4 310 Sr. Mandeville, La.
OL Brian Johnson (3) LSU 6-4 297 Sr. Tallahassee, Fla.
C Joe Cope (3) Auburn 6-0 276 Sr. Andalusia, Ala.
WR Dwayne Bowe (13) LSU 6-3 217 Sr. Miami, Fla.
WR Marcus Monk (5) Arkansas 6-6 227 Jr. Lepanto, Ark.
QB JaMarcus Russell (10) LSU 6-6 252 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
RB Rafael Little (2) Kentucky 5-10 188 Jr. Anderson, S.C.
RB Thomas Brown (2) Georgia 5-8 185 Jr. Tucker, Ga.


FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
DL Quentin Moses (91) Georgia 6-5 250 Sr. Athens, Ga.
DL Justin Harrell (64) Tennessee 6-4 300 Sr. Martin, Tenn.
DL Marcus Thomas (41) Florida 6-3 286 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.
LB Patrick Willis (98) Ole Miss 6-2 230 Sr. Bruceton, Tenn.
LB Sam Olajubutu (80) Arkansas 5-9 229 Sr. LaGrange, Ga.
LB Brandon Siler (79) Florida 6-2 235 Jr. Orlando, Fla.
LB Will Herring (40) Auburn 6-3 220 Sr. Opelika, Ala.
DB LaRon Landry (89) LSU 6-2 204 Sr. Ama, La.
DB Fred Bennett (68) South Carolina 6-1 199 Sr. Manning, S.C.
DB David Irons (61) Auburn 5-11 188 Sr. Dacula, Ga.
DB Ramzee Robinson (51) Alabama 5-10 190 Sr. Huntsville, Ala.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Quentin Groves (25) Auburn 6-3 250 Jr. Greenville, Miss.
DL Keith Jackson (20) Arkansas 6-0 300 Sr. Little Rock, Ark.
DL Marquies Gunn (18) Auburn 6-4 254 Sr. Alexander City, Ala.
LB Juwan Simpson (25) Alabama 6-3 222 Sr. Decatur, Ala.
LB Jarvis Jackson (14) Georgia 6-2 218 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
LB Quinton Culberson (13) Miss. State 6-0 239 Sr. Jackson, Miss.
LB Ali Highsmith (13) LSU 6-1 226 Jr. Miami, Fla.
DB Tra Battle (35) Georgia 5-11 176 Sr. Forsyth, Ga.
DB Reggie Nelson (29) Florida 6-1 195 Jr. Melbourne, Fla.
DB Jonathan Hefney (16) Tennessee 5-9 185 Jr. Rock Hill, S.C.
DB Jeramie Johnson (13) Miss. State 5-11 216 Sr. East Point, Ga.

THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- DEFENSE
DL Chase Pittman (9) LSU 6-4 265 Sr. Shreveport, La.
DL Jarvis Moss (9) Florida 6-6 255 Jr. Denton, Texas
DL Ray McDonald (8) Florida 6-3 280 Sr. Belle Glade, Fla.
LB Earl Everett (12) Florida 6-2 231 Sr. Webster, Fla.
LB Tony Taylor (12) Georgia 6-1 237 Sr. Watkinsville, Ga.
LB Jonathan Goff (10) Vanderbilt 6-4 240 Jr. Lynn, Mass.
LB Wesley Woodyard (7) Kentucky 6-1 212 Jr. LaGrange, Ga.
DB Chevis Jackson (11) LSU 6-0 189 Jr. Mobile, Ala.
DB Simeon Castille (8) Alabama 6-1 192 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
DB Jessie Daniels (6) LSU 5-11 203 Sr. Breaux Bridge, La.
DB Jonathan Wade (6) Tennessee 6-0 195 Sr. Shreveport, La.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Brandon Coutu (74) Georgia 6-0 185 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
P Kody Bliss (70) Auburn 5-10 177 Sr. Brentwood, Tenn.
RS Rafael Little (59) Kentucky 5-10 188 Jr. Anderson, S.C.

SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
Pos. Name School Ht. Wt. Class Hometown
PK James Wilhoit (12) Tennessee 5-10 195 Sr. Hendersonville, Tenn.
P Gordon Ely-Kelso (16) Georgia 6-2 215 Sr. Athens, Ga.
RS Felix Jones (30) Arkansas 6-0 202 So. Tulsa, Okla.

THIRD-TEAM ALL-SEC -- SPECIAL TEAMS
PK Jamie Christensen (9) Alabama 6-1 181 Jr. Norcross, Ga.
P Chris Jackson (6) LSU 5-11 174 Sr. River Ridge, La.
RS Tyrone Prothro (4) Alabama 5-8 178 Sr. Heflin, Ala.

SEC PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
(Tabulated on a 1-2-3-4-5-6 scale) [104 total voters]

SEC CHAMPION - Auburn 73, Florida 11, Georgia 7, LSU 6, Alabama 5, Tennessee 2.

Eastern Division (First Place Votes in Parenthesis)
1. Florida (49) 179
2. Georgia (42) 200
3. Tennessee (9) 303
4. South Carolina (4) 362
5. Kentucky 545
6. Vanderbilt 595

Western Division (First Place Votes in Parenthesis)
1. Auburn (87) 129
2. LSU (12) 217
3. Alabama (5) 348
4. Arkansas 364
5. Ole Miss 550
6. Mississippi State 576

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