swac.gifThe Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its women’s basketball preseason predicted order of finish for the 2007-08 season. In a poll conducted by the conference office, defending tournament champion Prairie View A&M University was selected to finish first in the conference. Votes were received from the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.

The Lady Panthers made school history last season, earning the program’s first winning season. Prairie View A&M finished with a 19-13 overall record, 14-4 in the SWAC. The Lady Panthers finished the regular season tied for first place with Jackson State. PVAM went on to win their first SWAC tournament title and fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to North Carolina.



Jackson State received 151 votes for second place. The Lady Tigers finished the year with the best overall record in the conference at 22-10. JSU finished second in the SWAC Tournament and receive a WNIT bid, where they lost in the first round to Tulane. Alabama A&M was chosen third, Arkansas-Pine Bluff fourth and Alcorn State fifth.
Finishing the list is Southern University (92 pts), Alabama State (91), Grambling State (85), Mississippi Valley State (67) and Texas Southern (32)

Institution 1st-place
votes
total
points
06-07
reg. season finish
2007 SWAC
tourney finish
Prairie View A&M

15

184

t-1st

1st

Jackson State

1

151

t-1st

2nd

Alabama A&M

1

144

3rd

Quarters

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

1

101

5th

Semis

Alcorn State

0

97

4th

Southern University

1

92

8th

Quarters

Alabama State

0

91

6th

Quarters

Grambling State

0

85

7th

Semis

Mississippi Valley State

0

67

9th

Quarters

Texas Southern

0

32

10th

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