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Alabama, Auburn picked last in SEC preseason baseball poll

Coach Butch Thompson is going into his second season with Auburn baseball (Photo by Wade Rackley/Auburn Athletics)

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

WESTERN DIVISION

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


EASTERN DIVISION

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


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