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Preseason Projections and All SEC Selections for Mississippi State Women’s Basketball

The media has weighed in on how they think Mississippi State will finish in the SEC in 2017-18.

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While most Mississippi St. Bulldogs fans are focused on football, I’d encourage you to not forget about both the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams. Their season will be kicking off in the coming weeks, and SEC Basketball Media Days are taking place in Nashville this week.

The media weighed in on how they think the SEC Women’s Conference Standings will shake out. Mississippi State was picked to finish second to the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2017-18 basketball season. Morgan William and Victoria Vivians were placed on the All Preseason SEC Team. A’ja Wilson was named the Preseason Player of the Year.

It isn’t surprising the South Carolina Gamecocks and Mississippi State Bulldogs were picked to finish first and second in the SEC this season. The two played for a national championship in 2017, with South Carolina emerging victorious after Mississippi State pulled off the shocking upset of the Connecticut Huskies in the semifinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Mississippi State Bulldogs will try to get past South Carolina, one of the few teams the Bulldogs have yet to beat since Vic Schaefer took over the program. South Carolina has won the regular season title four seasons in a row.

Here is the complete predicted order of finish for the SEC Women’s Standings.

  1. South Carolina
  2. Mississippi State
  3. Missouri
  4. Tennessee
  5. Texas A&M
  6. Kentucky
  7. LSU
  8. Georgia
  9. Alabama
  10. Auburn
  11. Vanderbilt
  12. Florida
  13. Ole Miss
  14. Arkansas

Here is the list of player who were named to the SEC Preseason All SEC team.

Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State

Morgan William, Mississippi State

Sophie Cunningham, Missouri

A'ja Wilson, South Carolina

Mercedes Russell, Tennessee