Coaches pick Florida to win the SEC, LSU to finish second in the - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Coaches pick Florida to win the SEC, LSU to finish second in the West

Jake Fraley (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB) Jake Fraley (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

It’s almost time for baseball at the Box and SEC coaches are predicting another great year for LSU. 

The Tigers are picked to finish second in the West this season behind Texas A&M.

SEC coaches have picked Florida to win the 2016 SEC baseball championship. The Gators received 13 votes to claim the SEC title.

LSU ace Alex Lange was named to the SEC Coaches Pre-Season First Team. Tigers outfielder Jake Fraley and starting pitcher Jared Poche' were both named to the second team.

The 2016 regular season for SEC teams begins Friday, with conference play set to begin March 18. 

LSU hosts Cincinnati at Alex Box Stadium Friday night with first pitch set for 7 p.m.

2016 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason Poll:

Eastern Division
1. Florida (13) - 91 
2. Vanderbilt (1) - 78
3. South Carolina - 54
4. Kentucky - 53
5. Missouri - 47
6. Georgia - 32
7. Tennessee - 30

Western Division
1. Texas A&M (8) - 85
2. LSU (5) - 79
3. Arkansas - 65
4. Mississippi State (1) - 49
5. Ole Miss - 46
6. Auburn - 33
7. Alabama - 28

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly