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Florida tabbed to win 2019 softball title

96 days ago
SEC Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Florida, the defending SEC champion, has been tabbed as the preseason favorite for the 2019 season after a vote of the 13 SEC head coaches in the annual preseason poll.

The Gators, who received 10 first-place votes, will be vying for their ninth overall regular-season title after claiming the 2018 crown with a league mark of 20-4.

Georgia earned two first-place votes and predicted to finish second in the SEC, while Tennessee took third place in this year's poll. South Carolina was ranked fourth, and Arkansas rounded out the top five.

Points for the poll were awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 basis. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

SEC teams begin action on Thursday, Feb. 7. The 2019 SEC Softball Tournament will take place May 8-11 at Davis Diamond in College Station, Texas.

2019 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll (First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

Place - School - Points

  1. Florida (10) - 142
  2. Georgia (2) - 130
  3. Tennessee - 108
  4. South Carolina - 105
  5. Arkansas - 97
  6. LSU - 85
  7. Kentucky (1) - 81
  8. Alabama - 80
  9. Auburn - 69
  10. Mississippi State - 40
  11. Texas A&M - 32
  12. Ole Miss - 30
  13. Missouri - 15