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Gamecocks selected to finish 3rd in East in SEC coaches poll

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Columbia, S.C. (USC) – South Carolina was selected to finish in third place in the Eastern Division in the 2013 SEC Preseason Coaches' Poll that was released on Tuesday, Feb. 12. 

Both the Gamecocks and Kentucky shared a tie for third place in the poll. 

The Gamecocks won the SEC East in 2012 and tied for first place and the SEC championship in 2011.   Carolina has finished in the top three places of the SEC Eastern Division 16 of 21 seasons since joining the league. 

The 2013 season begins on Friday, February 15 as the Gamecocks host a three-game series with Liberty at Carolina Stadium.

Arkansas is the choice to win the 2013 SEC championship with Vanderbilt the choice to win the West. In addition to picking a preseason champion, the head coaches voted a predicted order of finish in the SEC Eastern and Western Divisions.   Points were compiled on a 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis for each division.  Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

2013 SEC COACHES PRESEASON POLL RESULTS

Eastern Division

Team                       Points
1.  Vanderbilt              89
2.  Florida                   67
3.  South Carolina      59
     Kentucky               59
5.  Georgia                 41
6.  Tennessee            29
7.  Missouri                23

Western Division

Team                       Points
1.  Arkansas               90
2.  LSU                       75
3.  Mississippi State   59
4.  Ole Miss                54
5.  Texas A&M            51
6.  Alabama               26
7.  Auburn                 24

SOUTH CAROLINA'S SEC HISTORY

YEAR    RECORD          DIV. FINISH

1992            13-11         2nd
1993            15-10-1      2nd
1994            11-15        4th
1995            12-14        3rd
1996            13-17        5th
1997            13-17        4th
1998            19-10        2nd
1999            15-15        1st
2000            25-5          1st
2001            17-13        3rd
2002            21-8          1st
2003            19-11        1st
2004            17-13        2nd
2005            16-14        2nd
2006            15-15        4th
2007            17-13        2nd
2008            15-15        5th
2009            17-13        2nd
2010            21-9          2nd
2011            22-8        T1st
2012            18-11        1st

SEC EAST TITLES (6)
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012

SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS (3)
2000, 2002, 2011

SEC TOURNAMENT TITLE (1)
2004

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