Kentucky took home 18 of the 23 first place votes. Vanderbilt received four, and Florida got the last one. The trio of SEC East teams flavors all of the preseason awards. Of the 11 players recognized on the First Team and Second Team, nine of them were from the three schools. Alabama forward JaMychal Green and Mississippi guard Dee Bost were the only two other players honored.
Vanderbilt was the only team with two selections to the First Team in guard John Jenkins and forward Jeffery Taylor. Kentucky put three players on the Second Team in guard Doron Lamb, guard Darius Miller and forward Anthony Davis, who was the only freshman named. Kentucky also put Terrence Jones on the First Team, and he was selected as the preseason SEC Player of the Year.