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Mark Stoops is winning battles left and right on the recruiting trail.

Doing the same on the field, at this least year, will be a tougher task, and one the SEC media at large doesn't think he will accomplish.

The media vote from this week's SEC Media Days event pegged Kentucky to finish last in the SEC East.

"I think the educated fan knows where we're at as a program, knows we have a lot of work to do. But the flipside of that is I want the excitement," Stoops said during his time at the podium. "...We plan on going out and competing each and every week. We understand that the challenges are there."

Avery Williamson and Bud Dupree were voted to the All-SEC Third Team, the only UK players to make an All-SEC team out of 83 total players selected.

The full vote:

SEC CHAMPION
Alabama 182
Georgia 38
South Carolina 18
Texas A&M 4
LSU 1

EASTERN DIVISION
1. Georgia (149) 1570
2. South Carolina (75) 1474
3. Florida (19) 1300
4. Vanderbilt 858
5. Tennessee 694
6. Missouri 577
7. Kentucky 331

WESTERN DIVISION
1. Alabama (225) 1681
2. Texas A&M (11) 1333
3. LSU (7) 1324
4. Ole Miss 883
5. Auburn 579
6. Mississippi State 516
7. Arkansas 488

2013 PRE-SEASON MEDIA DAYS ALL-SEC TEAM
(* - Ties)

OFFENSE
First-Team
QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (119)
RB T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (221)
RB Todd Gurley, Georgia (206)
WR Amari Cooper, Alabama (194)
WR Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt (106)
TE Arthur Lynch, Georgia (148)
OL Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama (193)
OL Jake Matthews, Texas A&M (176)
OL Anthony Steen, Alabama (109)
OL Gabe Jackson, Mississippi State (88)
C Travis Swanson, Arkansas (92)

Second-Team
QB AJ McCarron, Alabama (67)
RB Tre Mason, Auburn (15)
RB *LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State (12)
RB *Keith Marshall, Georgia (12)
WR Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss ( 46)
WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M (33)
TE Rory Anderson, South Carolina (33)
OL Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (76)
OL Jon Halapio, Florida (51)
OL Chris Burnette, Georgia (50)
OL Ja'Wuan James, Tennessee (50)
C Reese Dismukes, Auburn (33)

Third-Team
QB Aaron Murray, Georgia (52)
RB *Matt Jones, Florida (5)
RB *Jeff Scott, Ole Miss (5)
RB *Alfred Blue, LSU (5)
WR Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia (28)
WR Jarvis Landry, LSU (19)
TE Brian Vogler, Alabama (18)
OL La'el Collins, LSU (37)
OL Josh Williford, LSU (30)
OL Wesley Johnson, Vanderbilt (18)
OL *A.J. Cann, South Carollina (14)
OL *Zach Fulton, Tennessee (14)
C *James Stone, Tennessee (30)
C *Jonotthan Harrison, Florida (30)

DEFENSE
First-Team

DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina (223)
DL Dominique Easley, Florida (162)
DL Anthony Johnson, LSU (127)
DL Chris Smith, Arkansas (56)
LB C.J. Mosley, Alabama (231)
LB A.J. Johnson, Tennessee (107)
LB Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss (94)
DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama (203)
DB Craig Loston, LSU (135)
DB Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (117)
DB Deion Belue, Alabama (77)

Second-Team
DL Xzavier Dickson, Alabama (49)
DL Ed Stinson, Alabama ( 39)
DL Dee Ford, Auburn (38)
DL Jeoffrey Pagan, Alabama (31)
LB Adrian Hubbard, Alabama (66)
LB Jordan Jenkins, Georgia (64)
LB Lamin Barrow, LSU (29)
DB Damian Swann, Georgia (70)
DB Andre Hal, Vanderbilt (69)
DB Marcus Roberson, Florida (50)
DB Vinnie Sunseri, Alabama (36)

Third-Team
DL Garrison Smith, Georgia (26)
DL Daniel McCullers, Tennessee (23)
DL Alvin Dupree, Kentucky (23)
DL C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss (22)
LB Ronald Powell, Florida (24)
LB Tahj Jones, LSU (20)
LB *Trey DePriest, Alabama (16)
LB *Avery Williamson, Kentucky (16)
DB E.J. Gaines, Missouri (34)
DB Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss (25)
DB Jalen Mills, LSU (22)
DB Chris Davis , Auburn (20)

SPECIALISTS
First-Team
P Kyle Christy, Florida (108)
PK Carey Spear, Vanderbilt (100)
RS Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (74)
AP Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (69)

Second-Team
P Cody Mandell, Alabama (54)
PK Cody Parkey, Auburn (71)
RS Bruce Ellington, South Carolina (62)
AP Odell Beckham Jr., LSU (44)

Third-Team
P Steven Clark, Auburn (33)
PK Zach Hocker, Arkansas (39)
RS Andre Debose, Florida (53)
AP Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida (36)

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