No. 13 Kentucky Softball Picked Fifth in SEC By League Coaches

No. 13 Kentucky Softball Picked Fifth in SEC By League Coaches

by Chris Shoals

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 13 Kentucky Softball team was picked to finish fifth by the Southeastern Conference coaches in the annual preseason poll, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
The No. 8/8 Alabama Crimson Tide was picked to win the SEC, receiving nine of the 13 first-place votes. No. 5/5 LSU received a pair of first place votes, No. 7/6 Florida tallied one first place vote, along with (RV) Tennessee.
Kentucky begins the 2021 season on Feb. 12 on the road at Samford for a three-game series against the Bulldogs in Homewood, Alabama.
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. 
The 2021 SEC Softball Tournament is slated for May 12-15 at Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
2021 SEC Softball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

Place School Points
1. Alabama (9) 138
2. LSU (2) 129
3. Florida (1) 125
4. Tennessee (1) 101
5. Kentucky 97
6. Arkansas 81
7. Georgia 78
8. Missouri 70
9. South Carolina 68
10. Mississippi State 43
11. Auburn 39
12. Texas A&M 30
13. Ole Miss 15

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