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Auburn not worried about being projected last at SEC Basketball Media Days

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SEC Basketball Media Days tipped off this afternoon from new Westin Hotel in Birmingham, Al.

As expected, Kentucky was predicted to win the conference receiving 21 first place votes.

Here's SEC Preseason Media Poll:

  1. Kentucky (21)  
  2. Florida (5)
  3. Tennessee (1)
  4. LSU
  5. Missouri
  6. Alabama
  7. Ole Miss
  8. Arkansas
  9. Texas A&M
  10. Vanderbilt
  11. Georgia
  12. South Carolina
  13. Mississippi State
  14. Auburn

The All-SEC team was also announced today:

1st Team:

Trevor Releford – G – Alabama

Julius Randle – F – Kentucky

Johnny O'Bryant III – F- LSU

Marshall Henderson – G – Ole Miss

Jordan McRae – G – Tennessee

Auburn spoke at SEC Media Days today, head coach Tony Barbee was joined by senior forward Allen Payne.

Despite the projected last place finish, Barbee and Payne are not worried about outside opinions. "The games aren't won or lost based on preseason polls, that's the bottom line," Barbee said. "The only opinion that matters is ours."

That massage has carried down to his players. "Our biggest thing right now that Coach Barbee is preaching is that, we are our own judge," Payne said. "We don't worry about what anyone else thinks."

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