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August 17, 2009
How They'll Finish
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FLORIDA 8--0 1.000 12--0 1.000
GEORGIA 5--3 .625 9--3 .750
TENNESSEE 3--5 .375 7--5 .583
KENTUCKY 2--6 .250 5--7 .417
S. CAROLINA 2--6 .250 5--7 .417
VANDERBILT 1--7 .125 4--8 .333

How They'll Finish

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Conference championship game: Dec. 5 in Atlanta Florida over Ole Miss

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Players to Watch
Top performers from unranked teams in the conference

Antonio Coleman
DE, Sr., Auburn
An All-SEC choice in '08, when he had six sacks, Coleman led the Tigers in that department in each of the past two seasons, with a total of 14½.

Trevard Lindley
CB, Sr., Kentucky
A corner on the Nagurski Award watch list, Lindley intercepted four passes and broke up 11 more as a junior. He has made 39 consecutive starts.

Josh McNeil
C, Sr., Tennessee
The 6'4" 280-pounder has started 35 straight games and will provide stability in the transition to new coach Lane Kiffin's pro-style offense.

Eric Norwood
LB, Sr., South Carolina
An All-SEC selection at defensive end in 2007 and at linebacker in '08, he is the Gamecocks' career leader in tackles for loss with 43.

Michael Smith
RB, Sr., Arkansas
The diminutive Smith (5'7", 176) averaged an SEC-best 141.4 all-purpose yards and scored 10 touchdowns in 10 games last season.

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