SEC power poll through Jan. 20 1. Florida (14-5, 6-1)
SEC power poll through Jan. 20
Previous ranking: 3
Last week: 2-0 (Beat Arkansas at home, won at Kentucky) | This week: South Carolina (home), Baylor (home)
The Gators ended Kentucky’s run of 30 consecutive SEC wins at Rupp Arena.
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2. Auburn (17-2, 5-1)
Previous ranking: 1
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Alabama, beat Georgia at home) | This week: Missouri (away), LSU (home)
Auburn was staring at a 0-2 week until roaring back from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Georgia.
3. Tennessee (13-5, 4-3)
Previous ranking: 4
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Missouri, won at South Carolina) | This week: Vanderbilt (home), Iowa State (away)
At No. 14, the Volunteers are tops among SEC teams in Ken Pomeroy’s national ratings.
4. Alabama (13-6, 5-2)
Previous ranking: 7
Last week: 2-0 (Beat Auburn and Mississippi State at home) | This week: Ole Miss (away), Oklahoma (home)
The Crimson Tide’s won four straight, the last two coming without star freshman Collin Sexton.
5. Kentucky (14-5, 4-3)
Previous ranking: 2
Last week: 0-2 (Lost at South Carolina, lost to Florida at home) | This week: Mississippi State (home), West Virginia (away)
South Carolina and Florida losses came despite both the Gamecocks and Gators being held to under 38 percent shooting.
6. Missouri (13-6, 3-3)
Previous ranking: 5
Last week: 1-1 (Beat Tennessee at home, lost at Texas A&M) | This week: Auburn (home), Mississippi State (away)
Since SEC play began, the Tigers have yet to win or lose consecutive games.
7. Georgia (12-6, 3-4)
Previous ranking: 9
Last week: 1-1 (Won at Ole Miss, lost at Auburn) | This week: Arkansas (home), Kansas State (away)
A good week had a chance to be great when the Bulldogs took a 14-point lead into halftime at Auburn.
8. Arkansas (13-6, 3-4)
Previous ranking: 10
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Florida, beat Ole Miss at home) | This week: Georgia (away), Oklahoma State (home)
After dropping 97 on the Rebels, Arkansas is up to averaging over 85 points a game, second-best in the SEC.
9. LSU (11-7, 2-4)
Previous ranking: 6
Last week: 0-2 (Lost to Georgia at home, lost at Vanderbilt) | This week: Texas A&M (home), Auburn (away)
A three-game losing streak has a chance to grow to five with the surging Aggies coming to Baton Rogue and a trip to Auburn ahead.
10. South Carolina (12-7, 3-4)
Previous ranking: 11
Last week: 1-1 (Beat Kentucky at home, lost to Tennessee at home) | This week: Florida (away), Texas Tech (home)
The Gamecocks haven’t shot better than 40 percent from the field since Dec. 9 against Coastal Carolina.
11. Texas A&M (13-6, 2-5)
Previous ranking: 14
Last week: 2-0 (Beat Ole Miss and Missouri at home) | This week: Kentucky (home), Tennessee (home)
The Aggies, getting back to full strength, snapped their five-game losing streak with the Ole Miss win. The Missouri win was A&M’s best since taking down Southern Cal in November.
12. Ole Miss (10-9, 3-4)
Previous ranking: 8
Last week: 0-2 (Lost at Texas A&M, lost at Arkansas) | This week: Alabama (home), Texas (away)
The Rebels have allowed 85 or more points twice in four games.
13. Mississippi State (14-5, 2-4)
Previous ranking: 12
Last week: 1-1 (Beat Vanderbilt at home, lost at Alabama) | This week: Kentucky (away), Missouri (home)
Since beating then ranked Arkansas to begin SEC play Jan. 2, the Bulldogs have dropped four of five.
14. Vanderbilt (7-12, 2-5)
Previous ranking: 13
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Mississippi State, beat LSU at home) | This week: Tennessee (away), TCU (home)
The LSU win snapped Vandy’s four-game skid. A couple ranked opponents upcoming for the Commodores.