There’s plenty of talent across SEC baseball this season, and jockeying for position in the league begins in a matter of days.

Ole Miss has been predicted to win the 2022 SEC baseball championship as voted by the league’s 14 head coaches in the annual preseason poll released on Thursday. Shortstop Jacob Gonzalez is the only first-team player from Ole Miss on the All-SEC first team, as LSU and Vanderbilt each put 3 players on the team, and Florida, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt each landed 2 players.

A year after Mississippi State and Vanderbilt met in the College World Series championship, it appears to be another strong season of SEC baseball.

Here’s a run down of the predictions:


1. Arkansas (5) – 80
T2. Mississippi State (4) – 77
T2. Ole Miss (4) – 77
4. LSU (1) – 62
5. Alabama – 38
6. Texas A&M – 36
7. Auburn – 22


1. Vanderbilt (9) – 87
2. Florida (3) – 77
3. Georgia (2) – 68
4. Tennessee – 63
5. South Carolina – 43
6. Kentucky – 34
7. Missouri – 20
() – First place votes

OVERALL SEC CHAMPION VOTES: Ole Miss (4), Arkansas (3), Florida (2), Mississippi State (2), Vanderbilt (2), LSU (1).

2022 SEC Baseball Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team

First Team

C: Logan Tanner, Mississippi State
1B: Tre’ Morgan, LSU
2B: Robert Moore, Arkansas
3B: Jacob Berry, LSU
SS: Jacob Gonzalez, Ole Miss
OF: Dylan Crews, LSU
OF: Enrique Bradfield Jr., Vanderbilt
OF: Jud Fabian, Florida
DH/UTL: Dominic Keegan, Vanderbilt
SP: Landon Sims, Mississippi State
SP: Hunter Barco, Florida
RP: Nick Maldonado, Vanderbilt

Second Team

C: Hayden Dunhurst, Ole Miss
1B: Tim Elko, Ole Miss
2B: Peyton Chatagnier, Ole Miss
3B: Cayden Wallace, Arkansas
SS: Ryan Ritter, Kentucky
OF: Jordan Beck, Tennessee
OF: Drew Gilbert, Tennessee
OF: Brady Slavens, Arkansas*
OF: Kevin Graham, Ole Miss*
DH/UTL: Luke Hancock, Mississippi State
SP: Jonathan Cannon, Georgia
SP: Will Sanders, South Carolina
RP: Jaden Woods, Georgia
*Denotes a tie in voting