Courtesy: SEC Media Relations
Birmingham, Ala. -- Kentucky was predicted to win the 2013 Southeastern Conference mens basketball championship in voting by a select panel of both SEC and national media members. Each SEC school selected media members that cover their team and additional media from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the voting panel.
The Wildcats, who are coming off a 38-2 season that saw them post a 16-0 record in the SEC on their way to winning their eighth national championship, earned 17 first-place votes. Florida earned five first-place votes while Missouri and Tennessee each received one vote.
Last week Kentucky was ranked third nationally in the preseason ESPNUSA Today Coaches hoops poll while Florida was 10th and Missouri was 17th. Tennessee and Georgia were among the teams receiving votes.
Missouri junior Phil Pressey was the choice of the media for SEC Mens Basketball Player of the Year with six votes. Florida senior Kenny B...