It is that time again. On Tuesday morning Auburn Wire rounds up the top stories around the SEC and on the Plains.
The media poll for SEC women’s soccer was released and Auburn was ranked among the top half of the poll. The team returns 10 of its 11 starters from a season ago and is looking to make a run at the SEC Championship.
In non-Auburn news, LSU Tigers senior quarterback Myles Brennan is once again in the news. After pulling his name out of the transfer portal, Brennan has now opted to walk away from football and pursue other opportunities.
Let’s check in on the top stories from around the conference:
— Auburn Soccer (@AuburnSoccer) August 15, 2022
Auburn women’s soccer team will open their season on Aug. 18. After finishing 12-7-1 (5-4-1 in SEC) the team begins 2022 play against Old Dominion.
2022 SEC Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
3. South Carolina
8. Texas A&M
9. Ole Miss
11. Mississippi State
In the most shocking news of the day, LSU Tigers senior quarterback Myles Brennan announced on Twitter that he would be stepping away from football. The writing was on the wall with Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier vying for the starting job.
What a journey it has been.. I have given my all to this university and football team. I love every one of you. I will be a tiger for life. 15 is officially signing out. #ForeverLSU pic.twitter.com/GOJPM2GXOK
— Myles Brennan (@MylesBrennan) August 15, 2022
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While the Alabama Crimson Tide is No. 1 in both the preseason USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll and the AP Poll, history suggests that it won’t end that way. Each time they won the title they were ranked No. 2 or lower to start out the season.
Much of the SEC’s dominance can be linked to the Crimson Tide. Alabama has held a No.1 ranking in nearly every season since their 2008 campaign. Since Nov. 2, 2008, they’ve been 1st in half of the 220 polls.
Still, it’s been the years where they’ve started at No. 2 or lower where they have brought home the national championship trophy and finish atop the coaches’ poll. via USA TODAY Sports