Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Arkansas women predicted to finish 11th
Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson (00) dribbles past Mississippi State forward Victoria Vivians during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Starkville, Miss., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Mississippi State won 80-55. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is picked 11th out of 14 teams in the preseason SEC basketball poll that was released Tuesday.
The Razorbacks are coming off a 12-18 season in which they were 7-9 in SEC games. Arkansas was picked to finish ahead of LSU, Alabama and Ole Miss in this year's preseason poll.
South Carolina is predicted to win the SEC after finishing undefeated in league games last season. Gamecocks sophomore A'ja Wilson is the preseason player of the year and one of two South Carolina players on the preseason all-SECE team.
No Arkansas player was predicted all-SEC. Forward Jessica Jackson, a first-team all-SEC player last season, is a senior for the Razorbacks.
Predicted SEC Standings
1 South Carolina
2 Mississippi State
6 Texas A&M
14 Ole Miss
Preseason All-SEC Team
Makayla Epps, Kentucky
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Alaina Coates, South Carolina
A'ja Wilson, South Carolina
Diamond DeShields, Tennessee
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