Women's Soccer Predicted Fourth By SEC Coaches

Aug. 11, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky women's soccer team was predicted to finish fourth in the Southeastern Conference by the 14 member institution coaches, it was announced by the SEC office on Monday afternoon.

The 2014 season marks the second-straight year that the Wildcats have been predicted to finish in the top five of the SEC, after being predicted to finish fourth a season ago in the conference standings.

Kentucky was picked to finish behind Florida, Texas A&M and South Carolina. The Wildcats have finished in the top half of the SEC each of the last three years under head coach Jon Lipsitz, who will be entering his sixth season at the helm of the women's program at UK.

The Florida Gators, Co-SEC Champions were picked to win the SEC for the 16th time in the 22 years of SEC women's soccer. The Gators were picked to win the league with eight first-place votes, and the Texas A&M Aggies collecting the other six first-place votes.

Points were compiled on a 13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis, though each coach was not allowed to vote for their own team.

Predicted Order of Finish:

1. Florida (8)                164 points

2. Texas A&M (6)          162

3. South Carolina           136

4. KENTUCKY                      129

5. Tennessee                125

6. LSU                          99

7. Georgia                     84

8. Arkansas                   77

T9. Ole Miss                 71

T9. Missouri                  71

11. Auburn                    66

12. Alabama                  51

13. Vanderbilt                25

14. Mississippi State      14

UK begins the season on Aug. 22 against the Washington Huskies in Seattle, Wash., at 10 p.m. ET.