The Southeastern Conference softball coaches have picked Alabama to win the league championship.
Alabama has won the last three regular-season crowns and the SEC tournament titles in 2010 and 2012.
The Crimson Tide finished 60-8 a year ago and claimed the first national title in league history. Alabama led the way with eight of 13 possible votes followed by the Tennessee Lady Vols with five. (Vanderbilt does not sponsor softball.) The Tide also is ranked No. 1 in the preseason USA Today/NFCA poll.
Points for the poll were awarded on a 1-2-3-4-5-6 basis for the Eastern Division and a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 basis for the Western Division. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
Conference champion: Alabama (8), Tennessee (5)
1. Tennessee (12 points)
2. Missouri (30 points)
3. Georgia (34 points)
4. Florida (38 points)
5. Kentucky (58 points)
6. South Carolina (65 points)
1. Alabama (12 points)
2. LSU (28 points)
3. Texas A&M (31 points)
4. Arkansas (51 points)
5. Mississippi State (56 points)
6. Auburn (63 points)
7. Ole Miss (74 points)