Ranking the Southeastern Conference through three weeks in 2015…
1. Kentucky (7-1)
Yes, Kentucky lost to UCLA in somewhat alarming fashion but they’re still the class of the SEC. Next up: EKU.
2. Vanderbilt (6-1)
Vandy has started the season with some solid wins and had a strong showing against Kansas in Maui. Tonight they have a top-25 matchup on the road in Baylor. A return to the NCAA tournament seems to be in the Dores future.
3. Florida (6-1)
Is Florida back? The jury is still deliberating. We will know this week after the Gators go on the road to face Miami and Michigan State.
4. South Carolina (8-0)
So is undefeated South Carolina legit? Well they beat South Florida by about the same margin as Kentucky but that’s really the only indicator we have that they are decent. They’ve been feasting on cupcakes with an average margin of victory of 15 points and the rivalry game with Clemson along with a battle against Memphis could be the only games they drop in the non-conference. Has Frank Martin finally built a winner?
5. Texas A&M
The Aggies impressed with a trip to the finals of the Battle for Atlantis only to follow up with total annihilation at the hands of Arizona State earlier this week. TAMU can say “so-long” to the top 25.
6. Ole Miss (6-2)
The rest of these teams are basically interchangeable as they have no impressive wins and some pretty bad losses.
7. Auburn (4-1)
The Tigers lead the nation in scoring but they haven’t played anyone or many games for that matter.
8. Georgia (3-3)
9. LSU (4-3)
Johnny Jones has the best player in the nation but his team is near the bottom of an average SEC. Worst. Coach. Ever.
10. Tennessee (4-3)
11. Alabama (5-2)
12. Mississippi State (4-3)
13. Missouri (4-3)
14. Arkansas (3-4)
When someone asks Malik Monk “Why didn’t you go to Arkansas?” This is why.