UT picked to finish 5th in SEC East; 6 on All-SEC Team

Tennessee coach Butch Jones talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WVLT) -- Many of the folks who follow the SEC everyday are saying the 2013 season may be a tough one for the Volunteers. At the SEC Media Days, the men and women who cover the conference picked UT to finish 5th in its division, well behind Vanderbilt.

They're predicting Butch Jones will finish ahead of Missouri and Kentucky in the Eastern Division. The Georgia Bulldogs are expected to repeat atop the division followed by South Carolina, Florida, and Vanderbilt.

Linebacker A.J. Johnson made the Pre-Season All-SEC First Team. OL Antonio Richardson and OL Ja'Wuan James were named to the 2nd team and OL Zach Fulton, C James Stone, and DL Daniel McCullers were picked for the third team.

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