The media foresees a Tennessee rerun in the SEC for the upcoming women's basketball season.
The Lady Vols were the unanimous pick to win the conference by a panel of SEC and national media members and senior forward Shekinna Stricklen was the overwhelming choice as preseason player of the year. Both choices replicate the conference finish from last season.
Tennessee, which has won both the conference regular-season and tournament championships the past two seasons, received 264 points, which constituted all 22 first-place votes by the panel. Georgia (228) was picked second and Kentucky (212) was third. LSU (189), Vanderbilt (172) and Florida (151) rounded out the top half of the league.
Stricklen received 16 votes from the panel as each member picked a five-player All-SEC team. Tennessee's Glory Johnson was second with three votes, followed by LSU's LaSondra Barrett (2) and Georgia's Jasmine James. The other member of the All-SEC first team was Kentucky's A'dia Mathies.
The second team consisted of Tennessee's Meighan Simmons, C'eira Ricketts and Sarah Watkins of Arkansas, Vanderbilt's Stephanie Holzer and Valencia McFarland of Ole Miss.
Team vote: Tennessee (264), Georgia (228), Kentucky (212), LSU (189), Vanderbilt (172), Florida (151), Arkansas (142), South Carolina (107), Auburn (94), Alabama (55), Mississippi State (54), Ole Miss (48).