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Baseball Predicted To Win SEC Title By SEC Coaches

Feb. 11, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has been predicted to win the SEC Championship in the 2014 SEC Preseason Baseball Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Feb. 11. South Carolina received five first place votes to win the title as well as nine first place votes to win the Eastern Division. The Gamecocks have won three league championships (2000, 2002, 2011), six Eastern Division titles (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012) and one SEC Tournament crown (2004) in school history.

Carolina has finished in the top three places of the SEC Eastern Division 17 of 22 seasons since joining the league. The 2014 season begins on Friday, February 14 as the Gamecocks host a three-game series with Bucknell at Carolina Stadium. The Gamecocks are nationally ranked as high as No. 7 in the country by Baseball America.

In addition to picking a preseason champion, the head coaches voted a predicted order of finish in the SEC Eastern and Western Divisions. Points were compiled on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

2014 SEC COACHES PRESEASON POLL RESULTS
Eastern Division
Team Pts.
1) South Carolina (9) 86
2) Vanderbilt (5) 82
3) Florida 69
4) Kentucky 47
5) Tennessee 39
6) Georgia 38
7) Missouri 24

Western Division Team Pts.
1) LSU (6) 84
2) Miss. State (7) 83
3) Alabama 58
Texas A&M (1) 58
5) Arkansas
44 6) Ole Miss
35 7) Auburn
21

SEC Champion: South Carolina (5); LSU (4), Mississippi State (4); Vanderbilt (1)

SOUTH CAROLINA'S SEC HISTORY

YEAR	RECORD	DIV. FINISH
1992	13-11		2nd
1993	15-10-1		2nd
1994	11-15		4th
1995	12-14		3rd
1996	13-17		5th
1997	13-17		4th
1998	19-10		2nd
1999	15-15		1st
2000	25-5		1st
2001	17-13		3rd
2002	21-8		1st
2003	19-11		1st
2004	17-13		2nd
2005	16-14		2nd
2006	15-15		4th
2007	17-13		2nd
2008	15-15		5th
2009	17-13		2nd
2010	21-9		2nd
2011	22-8		T1st
2012	18-11		1st
2013	17-12		2nd
Overall:  		368-269-1 (.577)

SEC EAST TITLES (6)
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012

SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)
2000, 2002, 2011

SEC TOURNAMENT TITLE (1)
2004

SEC VICTORIES
South Carolina owns more conference wins than any SEC team since 2000. The Gamecocks own a 257-160 record in conference games (does not include SEC Tournament or NCAA postseason games) in that span.

SEC Win Totals in SEC games since 2000

1.	South Carolina		257-160
2.	LSU			244-171-3
3.	Florida			241-177-2
4.	Ole Miss		222-197
5.	Alabama		        213-205
6.	Arkansas		209-203
	Vanderbilt		209-203
8.	Georgia			196-215-1
9.	Auburn			191-229
10.	Mississippi State	188-222
11.	Tennessee		167-245
12.	Kentucky		159-256-2
13.	Texas A&M		13-16
14.	Missouri		10-20

note - only conference games, does not include SEC Tournament or NCAA postseason games. Texas A&M and Missouri joined the SEC after the 2012 season.

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South Carolina won the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 at the College World Series. South Carolina has 11 College World Series appearances, including six in the last 12 years. South Carolina is the only school with 200 or more wins in the last four years (2010 to the present) with a 201-70 record, and the Gamecocks own the second-highest win total in the nation in the last 14 years (2000 to the present) with a 669-271 record. South Carolina is one of five schools to appear in the NCAA Regional every season in the last 14 years, including 11 NCAA Super Regional appearances in that span, one of only two schools to accomplish the feat.

 

 

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