First year USC baseball coach Chad Holbrook won’t have to carry the burden of league favorite into his first season at the helm of the Gamecocks. SEC coaches Tuesday in their pre-season poll picked the Gamecocks to finish third in the East. Actually, the coaches voted USC and Kentucky in a third place tie.
Vanderbilt was picked to win the division with Florida second. Georgia was voted fifth and is followed by Tennessee and Missouri. Vandy received 12 of the 14 votes.
Arkansas is the choice in the West, also with 12 first place votes. LSU was picked second followed by Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Alabama and Auburn.
Arkansas was the coaches’ choice to win the overall title.