14. South Carolina
The Gamecocks were one of five teams in the conference to not play this week. Because of that there isn’t a ton of movement.
Came so close to beating a ranked Arizona State team and getting that first signature win in the Tom Crean era. But the Sun Devils outscored the Bulldogs 14-7 in the final five minutes and got out of Athens with a two point win. Remy Martin came up big in clutch time for the Sun Devils. I point that out only to emphasize that the Sun Devils have a player named Remy Martin (pictured above).
12. Texas A&M
Got a nice win in what was essentially a road game in Portland against Oregon State. They seem to be rebounding after a tough start to the year.
Nothing happening for the Commodores this week.
10. Ole Miss
A pair of 20 point wins over cupcakes, but its still a good week for the Rebels who are building a solid foundation of wins in their first year with Kermit Davis.
No games for the Tigers this week.
None for the Tide either.
Some solid defense and free throw shooting ended up giving the Hogs a double digit win over UTSA, which matters in terms of the NET rankings.
The loss to Houston isn’t the worst, and the win over Saint Mary’s could prove to be a really nice resume builder come March, especially on the neutral court.
Florida’s four losses have come against two top-10 teams and two almost certain NCAA Tournament teams, they’ll be fine come SEC play.
Did what they needed to against a pretty bad Utah team, which is the first time the Wildcats can really say that.
3. Mississippi State
They looked the part in a convincing win over Cincinnati, they’re definitely up there with the conference’s best.
Needed OT to fend off a scrappy UAB team, a game that’s given Auburn a lot of trouble recently.
Went to Memphis and beat the Tigers by double digits, another week for the SEC’s best.