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2017 SEC Predictions

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Predicting how things play out in the SEC.

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Predicting how the SEC baseball season will play out is one of the most difficult tasks a person like me has. The amount of coverage on college baseball is simply not as prevalent as it is for college football or even college basketball.

So I’m going to make predictions like everyone else, but getting a handle on what to expect out of the SEC teams is a bit of a crap shoot. We start with the SEC Coaches Predictions.

SEC East Coaches Predictions

  1. Florida
  2. South Carolina
  3. Vanderbilt
  4. Georgia
  5. Kentucky
  6. Tennessee
  7. Missouri

SEC West Coaches Predictions

  1. LSU
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Ole Miss
  4. Mississippi State
  5. Arkansas
  6. Alabama
  7. Auburn

The predictions by the coaches follows along virtually verbatim with what the national publications have been predicting. For the east, I’m going like this.

My SEC East Predictions

  1. Florida
  2. Vanderbilt
  3. South Carolina
  4. Georgia
  5. Kentucky
  6. Missouri
  7. Tennessee

I’m flipping Vandy and South Carolina because I simply believe the Commodores will have better pitching. Same thing for flipping Missouri and Tennessee.

My SEC West Predictions

  1. LSU
  2. Texas A&M
  3. Mississippi State
  4. Ole Miss
  5. Arkansas
  6. Alabama
  7. Auburn

I’m only deviating between Ole Miss and Mississippi State simply because of two reasons. The first is I think the Mississippi State’s recruiting depth is going to pay off this season and give them a slight edge over the Rebels. The Rebels just had an amazing recruiting class, and they are a year away in my opinion. Secondly, I think the Bulldogs have slightly easier slate of games from the East.

Last season, the Bulldogs were picked to finish third in the West by most publications, and Mississippi State won the SEC Championship. So don’t let predictions make you assume the season will be a lost one. There’s talent on this team, and I honestly believe they’ll be competitive.