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Coaches tab Aggies as 2020 SEC WBB Champion

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SEC Staff
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Birmingham, Ala. - Texas A&M is predicted to win the 2020 Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship in a vote of the league's coaches.

Coming off back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, Texas A&M enters the year with early preseason rankings as high as No. 4 nationally. The Aggies return every starter, with 94-percent of the team's points and four double-figure scorers returning.

Texas A&M tops the order of finish, with South Carolina, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Arkansas, LSU and Tennessee rounding out the top half the league. Auburn, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Florida round out the bottom half.

The Aggies' Chennedy Carter was voted as SEC Women's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year. Arkansas' Chelsea Dungee and Tennessee's Rennia Davis also received votes.

Joining Carter, Dungee and Davis on the All-SEC Preseason First Team are Rhyne Howard, Kentucky; Ayana Mitchell, LSU; Jordan Danberry, Mississippi State; Amber Smith, Missouri; and Tyasha Harris, South Carolina.

The Preseason Second Team All-SEC is comprised of Cierra Johnson, Alabama; Daisa Alexander, Auburn; Unique Thompson, Auburn; Gabby Connally, Georgia; Chloe Bibby, Mississippi State; Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, South Carolina; Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M; Kayla Wells, Texas A&M and Mariella Fasoula, Vanderbilt.

Coaches cannot vote for their own team or players and ties are not broken, which led to a nine on the second team. The 2020 season officially tips on Tuesday, November 5.

Preseason Coaches' Predictions

Order of Finish

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

Player of the Year
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M

First Team All-SEC
Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
Ayana Mitchell, LSU
Jordan Danberry, Mississippi State
Amber Smith, Missouri
Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
Rennia Davis, Tennessee
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
Second Team All-SEC
Cierra Johnson, Alabama
Daisa Alexander, Auburn
Unique Thompson, Auburn
Gabby Connally, Georgia
Chloe Bibby, Mississippi State
Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, South Carolina
Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M
Kayla Wells, Texas A&M
Mariella Fasoula, Vanderbilt