2002 SEC BASKETBALL MEDIA DAY PRESEASON POLL
Women Picked Third, While Men Were Picked Sixth in the
Alabama - The Vanderbilt women's basketball team was picked
to finish third, while the men's team was picked to finish
sixth in the Eastern Division in the 2002 Southeastern Conference
Preseason Polls. The poll was conducted at the annual Media
Day with 32 media members taking part in the women's voting
and 40 media members voting on the men's side.
Senior center Chantelle Anderson received top votes for Pre-Season
Player of the Year while also being named to the All-SEC Preseason
On the women's side, Tennessee received 27 first place votes,
followed by LSU with five. Vanderbilt was picked third, followed
by Georgia, Mississippi State, Arkansas, South Carolina, Florida,
Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky and Ole Miss.
On the men's side, Alabama was picked to win the conference
championship, followed by Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi
State, Ole Miss and Auburn. In the Eastern Division, Florida
received 26 first place votes, followed by Georgia, Kentucky,
South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. In the Western Division,
Alabama received 30 first place votes, followed by Mississippi
State, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and Auburn.