ATHENS — Georgia landed four players on the SEC Coaches’ preseason first-team, five players on the second team, and had one third-team selection.

Alabama led the way with a conference-best 19 players on the Preseason Coaches All-SEC team announced Tuesday, including six on the first team.

The No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide and the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs are the favorites to win their respective divisions and meet in the SEC Championship Game.

Alabama won last year’s SEC title game 41-24, but UGA avenged that loss with a 33-18 win in the CFP Championship Game thanks in part to the efforts of their four first-team selections.

Kelee Ringo and Brock Bowers scored touchdowns, Jalen Carter blocked a field goal and Warren McClendon paved the way for a run game that took over in the fourth quarter.

The first-team Bulldogs are:

• TE Brock Bowers

• OT Warren McClendon

• DT Jalen Carter

• DB Kelee Ringo

Bowers, Carter and Ringo were named AP and Walter Camp preseason All-Americans, as well.

The second-team Georgia players, as selected by the coaches are:

• QB Stetson Bennett

• C Sedrick Van Pran

• OLB Nolan Smith

• S Christopher Smith

• WR-KR Kearis Jackson

The third-team pick:

• WR Ladd McConkey

Georgia had five first-team preseason All-SEC picks at SEC Media Days in Atlanta last month, with Bowers, McClendon, Carter, Ringo and Nolan Smith making first-team.

The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs open the season at 3:30 p.m. on Sept,. 3 against No. 11 Oregon at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.