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2024 Baseball Preseason Poll, All-SEC Team announced

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama. (February 8, 2024)—–Arkansas is predicted to win the 2024 Southeastern Conference baseball championship, as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches in the annual preseason poll released Thursday. The preseason All-SEC first and second teams were also announced.

Three different schools received first-place votes to win the SEC championship. Arkansas led the voting with nine votes, while LSU received three and Florida received two. The Razorbacks were predicted to win the SEC West Division, followed by LSU and Texas A&M. Florida was the pick to win the East Division, followed by Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Two preseason All-SEC teams were selected by voting of the head coaches. Twelve schools were represented on the All-SEC teams, with Florida leading the way with four selections, followed by Tennessee with three. The Gators earned four first-team accolades, and Arkansas and South Carolina had two each. Florida’s Jac Caglianone was a first-team selection as a first baseman and a second-team selection as a starting pitcher.

The 2024 regular season for SEC teams begins on February 16 and conference play will begin on March 15. Nine SEC teams have ranked in the top 25 of the preseason national polls.

The 2024 SEC Baseball Tournament will take place May 21-26 at the Hoover Met in Hoover, Alabama.

2024 SEC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll

SEC Champion: Arkansas (9), LSU (3), Florida (2)

2024 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team

First team

C: Cole Messina, South Carolina

1B: Jac Caglianone, Florida

2B: Cade Kurland, Florida

3B: Tommy White, LSU

SS: Colby Shelton, Florida

FROM: Jace LaViolette, Texas A&M

FROM: Ethan Petry, South Carolina

FROM: Kendall Diggs, Arkansas

DH/UTL: Irish Ike, chestnut

SP: Hagen Smith, Arkansas

SP: Drew Beam, Tennessee

PR: Brandon Neely, Florida

Second team

C: Devin Burkes, Kentucky

1B: Charlie Condon, Georgia

2B: Christian Moore, Tennessee

3B: Billy Amick, Tennessee

SS: Jonathan Vastine, Vanderbilt

FROM: Braden Montgomery, Texas A&M

FROM: Dakota Jordan, Mississippi State

OF: Bobby Peirce, Chestnut

DH/UTL: Hayden Travinski, LSU

SP: Jac Caglianone, Florida

SP: Carter Holton, Vanderbilt

PR: Alton Davis II, Alabama

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