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SEC Power Rankings: Time For SEC Play

Where teams stand with conference play starting next.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

14. South Carolina

The gap between South Carolina and the rest of the conference is pretty big, they’ll get a non-D1 game for a conference booster before SEC play starts.

13. Texas A&M

A&M has strung some wins together and could be building some confidence into SEC play, let’s see how their last non-conference game we-

oh no.

12. Georgia

Tom Crean doesn’t have a super talented team in Athlens, but they look like they can be a team to really frustrate some teams with NCAA Tournament aspirations this year.

11. Ole Miss

Cruised against Florida Gulf Coast and are a nice 10-2 heading into a game against Vandy.

10. Vanderbilt

Recovered nicely since Darius Garland’s injury, but is their ceiling high enough?

9. Arkansas

They haven’t been pretty recently but the Hogs head into SEC play at 9-3, right in line with most of the rest of the conference.

8. Alabama

Didn’t have a big win over Stephen F Austin, they’ve been hot and cold throughout the non-conference slate.

7. Missouri

Closed out the year with an emphatic win, and are coming together pretty nicely.

6. LSU

Struggled for stretches against UL-Monroe, their guard play should get them plenty of SEC wins though.

5. Florida

The blew the doors off Butler this weekend. They lost some tough games early, but look to be one of the SEC’s better teams.

4. Mississippi State

Put up 101 on BYU this weekend, there’s a pretty good team in Starkville this year.

3. Auburn

Beat up on a bad North Florida team this weekend, and have looked good after a couple of tough games.

2. Kentucky

They didn’t start hot but this Kentucky team is figuring things out. They followed up that North Carolina win with another comfortable win over rivals Louisville. They’re going to be conference contenders as usual.

1. Tennessee

Had an easy win in their last non-conference game. They’re 11-1 heading into SEC play and have been the most consistent top team in the conference all year so far.