COLUMBIA — The Missouri women's basketball team was predicted to finish ninth in the Southeastern Conference in a vote of media members. Missouri finished with 74 points in the poll.
Tennessee was predicted to finish first in the SEC with 192 points and received 10 first-place votes, followed by Kentucky with 185 points and five first-place votes.
Tennessee's Meighan Simmons was voted SEC Women's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year with 10 votes, with the remaining three votes going to LSU's Theresa Plaisance.
Along with Simmons and Plaisance, voted to the preseason All-SEC first team were Kentucky's DeNesha Stallworth, Tennessee's Bashaara Graves, and Vanderbilt's Jasmine Lister.
The Missouri women's basketball team is scheduled to start its regular season on Nov. 8 in Saint Louis. The team is set to begin SEC play on the road on Jan. 2 against Mississippi.