Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Coaches Voice Their Opinion on Bianco's Rebs

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss baseball team was picked to finish second in the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division by the league’s coaches in a preseason poll released on Wednesday.

The Rebels received one first-place vote for the Division Title and were picked to finish second to the Arkansas Razorbacks in the preseason poll. South Carolina was picked to win the SEC’s Eastern Division and also picked to win the overall title.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team. Each coach also voted for one team as an overall conference champion. The Southeastern Conference has named a regular season champion as well as a tournament champion. Prior to the 1996 season, the tournament champion was considered the SEC Champion.

Ole Miss is coming of a 44-22 season and claimed the 2006 SEC Tournament Championship before advancing to the NCAA Super Regionals for the second straight season in 2006. The Rebels are the only program in the SEC to host an NCAA event each of the last three seasons as Ole Miss has played host to three-straight NCAA Regionals and back-to-back NCAA Super Regionals.