The LSU Tigers are expected to finish out of the top five in the 2018-2019 SEC men's basketball standings, as forecasted by media members.

On Tuesday, SEC media members predicted LSU to finish sixth in the conference this season behind Kentucky, Tennessee, Auburn, Mississippi State and Florida.

Kentucky is now the preseason favorite in the media poll for the 14th time since the 1998-99 season.

Also released on Tuesday was the Preseason All-SEC Team, which features LSU guard  Tremont Waters on the first team, and Tennessee's Grant Williams as the Preseason SEC Play of the Year.

Below, view the SEC media poll:

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

Below, view the Preseason All-SEC team:

First Team All-SEC

Daniel Gafford - Arkansas
Reid Travis - Kentucky
Tremont Waters - LSU
Chris Silva - South Carolina
Grant Williams - Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC

Bryce Brown - Auburn
Jared Harper - Auburn
Jalen Hudson - Florida
PJ Washington - Kentucky
Quinndary Weatherspoon - Mississippi State
Jontay Porter - Missouri
Admiral Schofield - Tennessee

SEC Player of the Year: Grant Williams - Tennessee