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Baseball Selected To Finish Third in East In SEC Coaches' Poll
Chase Vergason
 
Chase Vergason

Feb. 12, 2013

Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina was selected to finish in third place in the Eastern Division in the 2013 SEC Preseason Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Both the Gamecocks and Kentucky shared a tie for third place in the poll. The Gamecocks won the SEC East in 2012 and tied for first place and the SEC championship in 2011. Carolina has finished in the top three places of the SEC Eastern Division 16 of 21 seasons since joining the league. The 2013 season begins on Friday, February 15 as the Gamecocks host a three-game series with Liberty at Carolina Stadium.

Arkansas is the choice to win the 2013 SEC championship with Vanderbilt the choice to win the East. 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.

2013 SEC COACHES PRESEASON POLL RESULTS

Eastern Division
Team Points

1. Vanderbilt - 89
2. Florida - 67
T3. South Carolina - 59
T3. Kentucky - 59
5. Georgia - 41
6. Tennessee - 29
7. Missouri - 23

Western Division
Team Points

1. Arkansas - 90
2. LSU - 75
3. Mississippi State - 59
4. Ole Miss - 54
5. Texas A&M - 51
6. Alabama - 26
7. Auburn - 24

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

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

SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)
2000, 2002, 2011

SEC TOURNAMENT TITLE (1)
2004

 

 

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