Vandy junior forward Carla Thomas was voted first-team preseason All-SEC, while junior guard Dee Davis was named to the second team. On the men's side, Mario Moore was named second-team preseason All-SEC.
Kentucky, the defending SEC champions, took 28 of the 35 votes cast for the SEC title and won 33 votes in the Eastern Division race. Predicted to finish behind the Wildcats in the Eastern Division were Florida, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.
The Lady Vols took 10 of 22 first place votes and finished just three points ahead of second-place LSU, despite the defending SEC champion Lady Tigers pulling in 11 first place votes. Georgia, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Auburn rounded out the top six.
LSU senior guard/forward Seimone Augustus, the reigning National Player of the Year, was the overwhelming choice of the media for SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Year with 18 votes. Georgia sophomore forward Tasha Humphrey, last year's SEC Freshman of the Year, received three votes.
Joining Augustus and Humphrey on the All-SEC first-team were Vanderbilt junior forward Carla Thomas, LSU sophomore center Sylvia Fowles, Tennessee senior guard Shanna Zolman and Ole Miss junior guard Armintie Price.
The SEC basketball season begins with exhibition games starting on Nov. 1.
2006 SEC BASKETBALL MEDIA DAYS VOTING
Champion - Kentucky (28), Alabama (6), LSU (1)
Eastern Division Kentucky (33) 207 Florida (1) 146 Vanderbilt (1) 144 South Carolina 114 Tennessee 78 Georgia 46 Western Division Alabama (25) 199 LSU (7) 173 Arkansas (3) 151 Mississippi State 93 Ole Miss 68 Auburn 51
First-Team Chuck Davis, Alabama 32 Glen Davis, LSU 32 Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas 30 Rajon Rondo, Kentucky 27 Ronald Steele, Alabama 16 Second-Team Corey Brewer, Florida 8 Al Horford, Florida 5 Mario Moore, Vanderbilt 4 C.J. Watson, Tennessee 4 Jermareo Davidson, Alabama 3 Player of the Year Ronnie Brewer, Arkansas 12 Glen Davis, LSU 11 Rajon Rondo, Kentucky 5 Chuck Davis, Alabama 6 Mario Moore, Vanderbilt 1
Tennessee (10) 251 LSU (11) 248 Georgia (1) 224 Vanderbilt 201 Ole Miss 144 Auburn 129 Florida 114 Alabama 104 Kentucky 87 Arkansas 76 Mississippi State 76 South Carolina 62
First-Team Seimone Augustus, LSU 21 Tasha Humphrey, Georgia 20 Carla Thomas, Vanderbilt 17 Sylvia Fowles, LSU 12 Shanna Zolman, Tennessee 11 Armintie Price, Ole Miss 11 Second-Team Sarah Pfeifer, Arkansas 3 Tye'sha Fluker, Tennessee 3 Dee Davis, Vanderbilt 3 Marita Payne, Auburn 2 Samantha Mahoney, Kentucky 2 Nicky Anosike, Tennessee 2 Player of the Year Seimone Augustus, LSU 18 Tasha Humphrey, Georgia 3 Shanna Zolman, Tennessee 1