South Carolina Gamecocks players huddle before their game against the Kent State Golden Flashes during game ten of the 2012 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park. Image Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Gamecock baseball team has been picked to finish 3rd in the SEC East by the coaches in the 2013 Preseason poll.
The survey was released Tuesday.
USC is coming off three straight seasons of making the College World Series finals, with two National Championships to show for their effort. Last year the Gamecocks won the SEC East.
Alabama was picked to win the Western Division and the overall conference title.
USC's 2013 baseball season begins Friday against Liberty at Carolina Stadium.
2013 SEC COACHES PRESEASON POLL RESULTS
1. Vanderbilt 89
2. Florida 67
3. South Carolina 59
5. Georgia 41
6. Tennessee 29
7. Missouri 23
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