USC Baseball Picked To Finish Third In SEC East

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) –- 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 West. 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
3. South Carolina 59
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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