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Southeastern Conference Basketball Update

Speaking of Four Non-Blondes, here are a few quick updates on the SEC:

Of the 17 D-1 basketball conferences, Ken Pomeroy ranks the SEC #4 in SOS. Only the Big Ten, Big 12 and Big East rank higher, thus the SEC is a tougher conference than the ACC. Kiss our grits, Duke.

– According to Sports Illustrated and every credible sports site on the inter webs, Kentucky sits alone at the top of the conference standings.

– ranks each conference club’s schedule by average rating of opposing conference teams. Of the 12 SEC clubs, only Vanderbilt (.4944) has a weaker conference schedule than Kentucky (.6206). The toughest conference schedule is Georgia (.9177), who plays both Florida and Kentucky twice. I respectfully disagree with Mr. Pomeroy, because John Calipari’s club has to play Kentucky every day in practice.

Cats League Stats

Lamb is #12 in PPG (14), #6 in FT% (82.1%) and #4 in 3Pt% (45.7%); Davis is #2 in RPG (10.2), #8 in Steals (1.58 SPG) and leads the league in FG% (64.3%) and in Blocks (4.56); and  Teague is #5 in Assists (4.2 APG).

Go Cats.



Article written by Tyler Montell

11 Comments for Southeastern Conference Basketball Update

  1. yeah first!!
    2:45 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    If ye ain’t first….. ya last!!!!!

  2. Tyrannosaur
    2:47 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    KenPom doesn’t consider one thing – we are every SEC team’s super bowl. Every team in the league elevates their play when UK comes to town. Just consider UT – they had several bad losses before that game, but they put forth everything they had against us. Non-UK fans would call this argument a cop-out, but that’s just the easy pushback.

  3. Nerdo
    2:49 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    We’re not alone at the top. We’re still tied with Vandy at the top. Didn’t you actually read the standings before you posted them?

  4. jaws2
    3:01 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    And MKG is ranked 1st in the ‘does everything possible to win games’ category. And so it goes.

  5. Holler Baller
    3:12 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t get it, UK plays money games against UNC, St Johns, Kansas, IU and Louisville, winning all but 1. What’s weak about that? The numbers are kind of a joke.

  6. Pin The Tail On The Beez
    3:46 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    New Bracketology. I love our draw except Ohio State as our #2 seed. And Duke appears to have the easiest draw.

  7. John B.
    3:47 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lsu and Vandy beat Marquette, Marquette has beaten no one, no one, and is ranked.

  8. #Rise
    3:47 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Coach cal punks tipton again on his mailbag show. freaking hilarious

  9. BD
    4:04 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    And by alone at the top do you mean tied with Vandy at 3-0?

  10. Nerdo
    4:58 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe Vandy Doesn’t Exist either?

  11. Food for Thought
    7:02 pm January 16, 2012 Permalink

    Since this is rating conference schedule, you would think Kentucky would have a weaker conference schedule because they don’t have to play themselves (the toughest team in the league). Where as everybody else in the East plays UK twice, which would make for a tougher schedule. Maybe this rating system takes that into account, I don’t know.