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LSU's Rueben Randle gets the nod

We asked for your help last week on who had been the SEC's best and most consistent receiver to this point.

With more than 12,000 votes cast, we have an answer.

LSU's Rueben Randle made a late surge to overtake South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery and came out on top. Randle received 30 percent of the vote, while Jeffery got 27 percent. Arkansas' Jarius Wright was third with 21 percent followed by his Arkansas teammate, Joe Adams, with 12 percent and Tennessee's Da'Rick Rogers with 11 percent.

Randle has become Jarrett Lee's favorite target and figures to play a huge role in Saturday's game at Alabama. The Tigers need him to make a few plays deep to soften up that Alabama defense, which has been impossible to run the ball against this season. Randle is tied for the SEC lead with seven touchdown catches, and he's also averaging 19.3 yards per catch, which is tops in the league.

Wright leads the SEC in catches (44) and receiving yards (709), and he also has seven touchdown grabs. So he's also making a strong case.

There's still a month of football to play, and a lot can happen, but it's not a given that Jeffery will be one of the All-SEC first-team receivers this season. That's not so much a reflection on him. He's having a solid season even though South Carolina has had its problems at the quarterback position.

But Randle and Wright have both stepped up their games considerably and will make it a close race down the stretch when it comes to picking the two best receivers in this league.