Feb. 17, 2009

Courtesy of Georgia

ATHENS - The 14th-ranked Georgia baseball team was picked to win the SEC Eastern Division in the preseason poll voted on by league coaches, it was announced Monday by the Southeastern Conference.

The defending SEC Champion Bulldogs earned 62 total points and 10 first place votes in the East and one vote as league champion.  LSU, which joined Georgia at the 2008 College World Series, received 10 league champion votes while Ole Miss had one vote.
 
Florida was picked second in the East ahead of Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.
 
In the West, LSU was first followed by Ole Miss, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and Mississippi State
 
Points were complied on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division, and each coach was not allowed to vote for their own team.  The 12 coaches also voted for one team as overall conference champion.
 
The Bulldogs open the season Friday at 5 p.m. against Youngstown State.

2009 SEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Eastern Division       
Team      Pts.        '08 SEC Rec/Finish 
1) Georgia (10)  62           20-9-1 / 1st
2) Florida (2)   52           17-13 / 2nd
3) Vanderbilt    40           15-14 / 4th
4) S. Carolina   37           15-15 / 5th
5) Tennessee     28           12-18 / 6th
6) Kentucky      27           16-14 / 3rd
 
Western Division       
Team      Pts.        '08 SEC Rec/Finish 
1) LSU (10)      65           18-11-1 / 1st
2) Ole Miss (2)  54           15-15 / 3rd
3) Alabama       44           16-14 / 2nd
4) Arkansas      38           14-15 / 4th
5) Auburn        28           11-19 / 5th
6) Miss. State   18           9-21 / 6th

( ) - First Place Votes