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If the SEC Tournament started today…

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The SEC Tournament is exactly one week away and the SEC Basketball Fever is spreading like wildfire in anticipation of the biggest event in all of college basketball. (Some say it is even bigger than the NCAA Tournament.)

Last night, your University of Kentucky Wildcats locked up the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, solidifying the team’s spot in the noon (Nashville time) quarterfinal game on Friday.

Outside of that one, there is still some late moves to be made throughout the bracket, but here is a look at the seeding as of today, through Tuesday night’s games:

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For a visual of how that would look on the bracket if the tournament were today, here is the current scenario for next week in Nashville, although this will see changes:

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See you in the Music City.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

30 Comments for If the SEC Tournament started today…



  1. crazzedcats22
    12:08 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    #1 seed not locked up yet. Arkansas can still move to #3 overall. If UK loses and UF wins out UF has the tiebreaker.

    Long shot, but #1 seed not 100% quite yet



    • nikee
      12:40 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      How do you figure UF has the tie breaker??? We each won one. Just curious.



    • nikee
      12:44 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Last night during the game, and even on espn.com today, they said UK “locked up” the #1 seed. I’m not sure how given that UF can still tie our record if we lose and they win, but I’m not sure how the tie breaker goes here.



    • TurnerTheBurner
      1:10 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Not sure I follow. Even if (somehow) Arkansas moves to #3 with a loss to UF and win against Georgia. UK and UF would be 1-0 against Arkansas, moving it to the record against South Carolina. UK is 1-0 and UF is 1-1. Tiebreaker to UK.



    • bhb71
      1:23 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      If they win tonight, UF will have two wins against Arkansas. They already played earlier this year.



    • Mathlete
      2:52 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      For that to happen though, SC has to lose to Mizzou. It’s definitely in the long-shot realm



    • BNClay
      3:22 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      After record and head to head, the next tie breaker is win percentage against the next best team in the standings. So even if Arkansas passes SC for #3, UK still owns the tiebreaker. Florida being 2-0 vs Arkansas is equal to UK being 1-0 vs Arkansas. Both are 100% win percentage. So it would then go to record against SC anyway.



  2. sa_hunt
    12:09 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    Love ya Drew, but they haven’t locked up the #1 seed yet. There is a scenario or two where we drop to the #2 seed. If Florida wins out, we lose at A&M, Arkansas wins at home vs. Ga, and Ole Miss beats SC then we are a 2.



    • bhb71
      1:23 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Are you sure about this? Yes, they would have two wins against Arkansas in that scenario as opposed to our one win, but we would both have won 100% of our games against Arkansas, while we have won 100% of our games against SCAR while UF has only won 50%.



  3. catsfan27
    12:25 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    Think Arkansas will hold true, but don’t think A&M will remain the 9



  4. ukbradstith
    12:30 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    If we end up with a tie with Florida, what is the tie breaker, since we split the regular season?



    • Mathlete
      2:53 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Record against the next best seed, which could be Arkansas or SC depending on how that all shakes out



  5. ClutchCargo
    12:46 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    No matter what UF does, we win the tie-breaker by virtue of our better record vs. the 3rd place team, S. Carolina.



  6. Laker Cat 18
    12:51 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    The #1 tie-breaker is head-to-head match-ups. Since we split with Florida, we would move down to #2 tie-breaker.

    The #2 tie-breaker is win/loss against the next best teams SEC ranking-wise. This would literally take us down 5 teams deep into SEC rankings to Vanderbilt. We have both beaten South Carolina, Arkansas, Ole Miss, & Alabama. Vandy beat Florida, we beat Vandy twice. There’s your tie-breaker if Kentucky loses this weekend and Florida wins out. All this is assuming Vandy can hang on to that 5th spot.

    The #3 tie-breaker is a coin flip by the SEC commissioner.



    • Laker Cat 18
      12:53 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Didn’t see Florida split with South Carolina this season until now. That may change things.



    • TurnerTheBurner
      1:08 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      I think UK gets it because UF lost to South Carolina (1-1) and UK was 1-0.



    • sa_hunt
      1:48 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Not true, if Arkansas ends up being 3rd then Florida wins tiebreaker cause they are 2-0 vs arkansas and we aren’t.



    • Laker Cat 18
      1:58 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      It all boils down to the South Carolina and Ole Miss game. South Carolina holds Arkansas’ fate in their hands. Arkansas must at least split their next 2 games AND USC must lose to Ole Miss for anything to change with UK.

      In my opinion, Arkansas loses both and USC beats Ole Miss. 1 – Cats, 2 – Gators, 3 – Gamecocks, 4 – Razorbacks.



    • J-Dub421
      2:04 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      Let’s just beat A&M so that this is all a moot point.



  7. Jordon
    12:59 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    As a Nashville resident, I am beyond elated for next weekend. March is the best month of the year. #BBN



    • ClutchCargo
      1:00 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

      A few times, April has actually been better. But I tend to agree.



  8. catsfan27
    1:00 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    Long story short, beat AnM

  9. No comments on the “I heart BG” button on Feaux Elvis?



  10. CatFan-n-volcountry
    2:19 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    This thread needs updating tomorrow after tonight’s games. To see the other seedings.



  11. AGSlater
    3:40 pm March 1, 2017 Permalink

    Georgia would be tough, but atleast you wouldnt have to play carolina and florida to win it.