Auburn Softball Team Picked Fourth In SEC Western Division


Auburn Softball Team Picked Fourth In SEC Western Division

February 2, 2004

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 Kristen Keyes

AUBURN -- The Auburn softball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Southeastern Conference Western Division, it was announced by the league office on Monday.

In voting done by the coaches, Auburn received 35 points to finish just behind Mississippi State, which had 39 points.

Last season, the Tigers finished third in the division for the second straight year with a 13-16 league mark.

Alabama is picked to win the West, garnering 10 first place votes and 60 points. LSU was the second choice with a single first place vote and 50 points. Ole Miss and Arkansas were selected fifth and sixth, respectively.

In the East, Georgia is the overwhelming favorite with 10 first place votes and 50 points. The Bulldogs are also the top pick to win the overall league crown, picking up nine of 11 votes.

Tennessee got one first place vote in the East but tied with Florida for second with 35 points. South Carolina and Kentucky were fourth and fifth, respectively, in the voting.

Voting was done by the league coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own team. Points were awarded on a 6-5-4-3-2-1 basis in the West and a 5-4-3-2-1 basis in the East.