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Florida Predicted to Win 2023 SEC Softball Season

61 days ago
SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 26, 2023) - Florida has been predicted to be the top program for the 2023 SEC softball season following a vote by the league's 13 head coaches in the annual preseason poll.

The Gators received five first-place votes and 134 points to lead the preseason poll. Tennessee garnered three first-place votes and 126 points to finish in second place. Arkansas, the defending SEC Champion, earned five first-place votes and 122 points to take third place. Alabama tallied 118 points to place fourth, and LSU rounded out the top five with 87 points.

Points were compiled on a descending basis. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

SEC teams are slated to begin the 2023 softball season on Thursday, February 9, with conference play set to begin on Friday, March 10. The 2023 SEC Softball Tournament is scheduled for May 9-13 at Bogle Park in Fayetteville, Ark.

2023 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches' Poll
1.  Florida (5) 134
2.  Tennessee (3) 126
3.  Arkansas 122
4.  Alabama 118
5.  LSU 87
6.  Georgia 85
7.  Kentucky 84
8.  Missouri 63
9.  Auburn 61
10.  Ole Miss 49
11.  Mississippi State  44
12.  Texas A&M 28
13.  South Carolina 13

(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)