Which SEC women's basketball team will win 2023-24 season championship? Our experts predict

It’s been over a decade and a half since the LSU women’s basketball team claimed the SEC championship. However, according to experts from the USA Today Sports Network who specialize in SEC coverage, the streak may finally come to a halt in the 2023-24 season.

Last season, LSU secured its first NCAA championship under the leadership of Kim Mulkey, who was in her second season as head coach. As the new season approaches, LSU is being viewed as the favorite to capture the SEC title. In the 2022-23 regular season, Mulkey’s team finished second, trailing behind Dawn Staley’s South Carolina women’s basketball squad. However, their run in the SEC Tournament was cut short by the Tennessee Lady Vols.

In the preseason rankings, the Gamecocks are predicted to finish second, trailing the Tigers, followed by Tennessee. Last year, seven SEC teams earned spots in the NCAA Tournament, boasting a collective record of 17-6, the best performance among all conferences. Ole Miss had a standout run, notably defeating the top-seeded Stanford in the second round. Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi State were also part of the SEC’s strong representation in the tournament, with both sets of Bulldogs managing to secure at least one tournament victory.

As we look ahead to the 2023-24 season, here’s how the USA Today Network experts foresee the final standings:

SEC Women’s Basketball 2023-24 Predicted Order of Finish

  1. LSU – 125 points (7 first-place votes)
  2. South Carolina – 103 points (1 first-place vote)
  3. Tennessee – 98 points
  4. Ole Miss – 84 points
  5. Mississippi State – 78 points
  6. Georgia – 59 points
  7. Alabama – 59 points
  8. Texas A&M – 58 points
  9. Arkansas – 51 points
  10. Missouri – 38 points
  11. Florida – 37 points
  12. Auburn – 26 points
  13. Vanderbilt – 23 points
  14. Kentucky – 15 points

Cory Diaz is responsible for covering the LSU Tigers and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns for The Daily Advertiser, part of the USA TODAY Network. To stay updated with his coverage of the Tigers and Cajuns, follow him on Twitter: @ByCoryDiaz. For inquiries related to LSU/UL athletics, feel free to reach out to Cory Diaz at [email protected].

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