#14. South Carolina (7-8, 0-2, RPI: 96)
This Week: Lost at Florida by 16, Lost to LSU by 3
-With Georgia winning twice this week, the Gamecocks quickly ascend to the worst team in the league. Blown out early at Florida. Competitive against LSU but still a home loss.
#13. Vanderbilt (8-6, 0-2, RPI: 114)
This Week: Lost at Alabama by 5, Lost to Kentucky by 9
-With only 7 scholarship players, this team is a trainwreck. Odom is a good player but can be neutralized by good teams.
#12. Auburn (8-5, 0-2, RPI: 165)
This Week: Lost at Ole Miss by 3, Lost to Missouri by 2
-Two tight games, two tight losses. Auburn basketball everybody!
#11 Alabama (7-8, 1-1, RPI: 105)
This Week: Beat Vanderbilt by 5, Lost at Georgia by 8
–I still think this team can be challenging, but they are not making me confident about that.
#10. Ole Miss (10-5, 1-1, RPI: 73)
This Week: Beat Auburn by 3, Lost at Mississippi State by 4
-Bad loss to the Bulldogs, even without Marshall Henderson. This team might still be a pest, but they are an NIT pest.
#9. Mississippi State (11-4, 1-1, RPI: 172)
This Week: Lost at Kentucky by 22, Beat Ole Miss by 4
-Biggest loss of conference play so far, but rebounded nicely vs Ole Miss. Still think this is 1 of 3 worst teams in the league at the end of the day.
#8. Arkansas (11-4, 0-2, RPI: 85)
This Week: Lost at Texas A&M by 16, Lost to Florida by 2 (2 OT)
-Disappointing surprise so far. Home against Kentucky Tuesday with chance at redemption.
#7. Georgia (8-6, 2-0, RPI: 190)
This Week: Won at Missouri by 6 (OT), Beat Alabama by 8
-Have to give Bulldogs credit. Win at Florida Tuesday and you can give Mark Fox COY right now.
#6. LSU (10-4, 1-1, RPI: 71)
This Week: Lost to Tennessee by 18, Won at South Carolina by 3
-Tennessee loss is very concerning but didn’t follow up with bad USC loss. Shaky ranking right now.
#5. Tennessee (10-5, 1-1, RPI: 39)
This Week: Won at LSU by 18, Lost to Texas A&M by 1
-Followed up very impressive win with very unimpressive loss. Jury still out but they hang on to Top 5 for now.
#4. Texas A&M (11-4, 2-0, RPI: 146)
This Week: Beat Arkansas by 16, Won at Tennessee by 1
-Probably had the best week in the league. Hammered Arkansas and upset UT. Winning with great defense.
#3. Missouri (13-2, 1-1, RPI: 56)
This Week: Lost to Georgia by 6 (OT), Won at Auburn by 2
-Hope the UGA loss was just a fluke, but should beat Auburn by more than 2. Might not be a Top 25 team.
#2. Kentucky (12-3, 2-0 RPI: 20)
This Week: Beat Mississippi State by 22, Won at Vanderbilt by 9
-Handled their buisness but some sluggish spurts still keep them behind the Gators.
#1. Florida (11-2, RPI: 12)
This Week: Beat South Carolina by 16, Won at Arkansas by 2 (OT)
-Gutsy win over Arkansas. Georgia and at Auburn seem to suggest easy week for Gators.