Tuesday, February 2, 2010

5 Thoughts On SEC Basketball, Some Rankings, And Some Predictions

5 Thoughts on the Weekend:

1. I think we saw the two best teams in the league in Rupp Arena Saturday. I bet Vanderbilt cannot wait to get Kentucky in their gym.

2. Watching Bruce Pearl's antics on the sideline is almost as entertaining as watching the game. By the way, I think Pearl is a really good coach.

3. Devan Downey is giving John Wall a run for his money on SEC Player of the Year.

4. Georgia just can't buy a break. These next four games will determine if they go into the tank or if they use what they learned from so many close losses and make a run at the NIT.

5. Where has Arkansas been all season? With two wins over the top of the SEC West they are right back in the division race.


SEC Power Rankings

I am member of the SEC Basketball Power Poll which you can find here.

1. Kentucky
So what that they lost. I thought the Wildcats were ripe for the upset on Tuesday anyways after being ranked number one. Oh yeah, they beat a pretty good Vandy team this week too.

2. Vanderbilt
I think the Commodores are looking forward to the rematch when they get Kentucky in their quirky gym.

3. Tennessee
I hope Bruce Pearl wears the T-shirt and jacket combo more often.

4. Miss State
The Bulldogs are rated below Ole Miss in the RPI, but yet they beat the Rebels in Oxford. Weird.

5. Ole Miss
The Rebels fall victim at Arkansas just like their in state brethren did earlier in the week.

6. South Carolina
Devan Downey is giving John Wall a run for his money on SEC player of the year.

7. Florida
Just when I think Florida has turned the corner, they blow a good opportunity to move up in the East.

8. Arkansas
So John Pelphrey, where has this been all season?

9. Auburn
Jeff Lebo gives Auburn fans a reason to crow against Alabama.

10. Alabama
I think Crimson Tide fans are ok with losing to Auburn as long as they win on National Signing Day.

11. Georgia
Either these closes losses are going to make UGA stronger in the second of the season or they are going to break them.

12. LSU
Is it baseball season yet?


SEC Game Predictions:

Tuesday
Kentucky over Ole Miss

Wednesday
Georgia over Arkansas
Vanderbilt over Miss State

Thursday
Florida over Alabama
Tennessee over LSU


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