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February 19, 2013

SEC Hoops Power Poll Ballot, Week of Feb 17

  1. Florida - Not the best team in their state, but still could make a deeper run in the NCAA than any other team in the South, including Duke and Miami.
  2. Ole Miss - At some point, Ole Miss is going to run into officials that see everything from the other side. When they do, the Rebels are in deep, deep trouble.
  3. Kentucky - Was Nerlens Noel really that good?
  4. Missouri - The Tigers need a good win to solidify their place in the NCAA tournament. Beating Florida would count.
  5. Arkansas - Great win over Missouri isn't enough to make up for 20 point losses to South Carolina and Vandy.
  6. Alabama - Will likely end up with 13 conference wins and no NCAA tourney bid.
  7. Georgia - Could rank the Dawgs 10th as easily as 6th. Based on how they have played against superior teams recently, I'm ok with this spot.
  8. Tennessee - Nearly moved them up based on the win over Kentucky, but I wanted to see what the Wildcats do moving forward. For now, they still look like they are playing Buzz Peterson basketball: talented but underwhelming.
  9. LSU - Laissez les bons temps rouler! Baseball season is here.
  10. Texas A&M - At least they aren't Vandy....wait....they lost to Vandy?
  11. Vandy - Even 1982 Dean Smith thinks the Vandy style of offense is plodding.
  12. Auburn - Attendance is up with Cam Newton sitting in the student section, so they've got that going for them.
  13. South Carolina - 0 for February. At some point, Frank Martin has got be thinking about trying to piss off Ray Tanner, right?
  14. Mississippi State - State: Doing even less with less in '13.
Not an easy week with the crazy upsets (think Tennessee manhandling Kentucky) and close games (Ole Miss/Georgia and Arkansas/Missouri). I used to be secure in Mississippi State being the worst team in the conference, but South Carolina's suckitude is getting to those levels.

The only thing I am sure about is the top place in the poll.



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