The Ole Miss Diamond Rebels were picked to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division and eighth overall by the league’s 12 baseball coaches in the 21st annual preseason poll, which was released this morning.
Ole Miss earned a total 34 out of a possible 66 points.
Points were compiled on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division and coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Each coach also voted for one tam as the overall conference champion.
The Florida Gators were picked to win the SEC garnering 66 points, while Arkansas (64 points) was predicted to win the West.
LSU (second, 58), Alabama (third, 38), Mississippi State (fifth, 33) and Auburn (sixth, 20) rounded out the West. (February 13, 2012, Page 2B)