Auburn is set to host rival Georgia on November 14 in a very important game in the SEC. If the conference's sports information directors have things right, it won't be the only time the Bulldogs and Tigers clash in the 2015 season. AL.com polled the league's 14 SIDs, and as a group, they chose Auburn and Georgia to win the SEC's two divisions.
According to voters in the 69th annual AL.com/Birmingham News SEC Preseason Football Report — the league's 14 football information directors — Auburn and Georgia are the choices to win their respective divisions and meet in the Dec. 5 SEC Championship Game.
Auburn received three first place votes and three second-place finishes from the seven Western Division football information directors to top its division with 33 points, barely edging Alabama, which received three first-place votes, two second-place votes and one third-place finish for 32 points.
Georgia had an easier path in the East, gathering six first-place votes for 36 points. Missouri was second with one first-place vote, four seconds and one fifth for 28 points.
A school's football information director could not vote for his school in the polls.
Auburn is expected to have a fantastic offense once again, and should see gains on the other side of the ball with Will Muschamp taking over as defensive coordinator. Georgia has a hole at quarterback, but with Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and others in the backfield, the Dawgs' run game is something to be feared. It is way too early to make an accurate prediction, but we could definitely see this playing out.