Alabama, Auburn picked last in SEC preseason baseball poll
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Alabama and Auburn go in to the baseball season fighting low expectations.
The Tide and Tigers were picked to finish at the bottom of the SEC West, tied for sixth place in the preseason poll which is voted on by the league's 14 head coaches.
Neither program had a player selected for the preseason All-SEC team.
LSU is the preseason pick to win the SEC West, with 13 out of 14 first place votes. Florida is the favorite in the SEC East, with 10 of 14 first place votes.
The complete 2017 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll
1. LSU (13) - 72 points
2. Texas A&M (1) - 55 points
3. Ole Miss - 51 points
4. Mississippi St - 36 points
5. Arkansas - 25 points
T6. Alabama - 16 points
T6. Auburn - 16 points
1. Florida (10) - 70 points
2. South Carolina (4) - 61 points
3. Vanderbilt - 52 points
T4. Georgia - 29 points
T4. Kentucky - 29 points
6. Tennessee - 20 points
7. Missouri - 12 points