Women Picked Third, While Men Were Picked Sixth in the Eastern Division

Birmingham, 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 First Team.

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.


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