Seven months after it won the SEC tournament, Vanderbilt's men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in 2012-13, according to a vote of regional and national media. The Commodores were tabbed to finish ahead of LSU, Auburn, South Carolina and Mississippi State.
No starters return from the team that went 25-11 last season and the current roster has no seniors.
Kentucky was the choice to repeat as regular-season champion. Florida was picked second, followed by SEC newcomer Missouri and Tennessee.
Two Volunteers earned preseason all-conference honors. Sophomore forward Jarnell Stokes was named to the first team and senior Jeronne Maymon was selected to the second team.
Missouri guard Phil Pressey was picked as the Player of the Year.