The SEC’s softball Preseason Coaches Poll was released on Wednesday and the Florida Gators are expected to finish fifth in the conference.
Alabama was named the favorite, receiving 11 of 13 first place votes. Second place Tennessee received the other two first place votes.
Florida finished SEC play with a 12-12 record in 2019, but won the SEC Tournament for the fifth time.
The Gators lost All-American pitcher Kelly Barnhill and All-American outfielder Amanda Lorenz, both of whom more than left their mark on the UF program.
Florida opens the season at the USF – Rawlings Invitational on February 7 against Iowa State.
2020 SEC Coaches Poll:
- Alabama (11)
- Tennessee (2)
- South Carolina
- Mississippi State
- Texas A&M