1. Auburn (22-3, 10-2 SEC)
Previous ranking: 1
Last week: 1-1 (Lost to Texas A&M at home, won at Georgia) | This week: Kentucky (home), South Carolina (away)
The Tigers, seeking their first SEC regular season title since 1999, have a two-game lead with six to play.
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2. Tennessee (18-6, 8-4)
Previous ranking: 2
Last week: 1-1 (Won at Kentucky, lost at Alabama) | This week: South Carolina (home), Georgia (away)
A 28-point loss to the Crimson Tide is baffling, but the Volunteers shouldn’t be down for long.
3. Florida (17-8, 8-4)
Previous ranking: 5
Last week: 2-0 (Beat LSU at home, beat South Carolina on the road) | This week: Georgia (home), Vanderbilt (away)
The SEC’s worst rebounding team came into Colonial Life Arena on Saturday and finished plus-22 on the glass. Florida got better against USC.
4. Alabama (16-9, 7-5)
Previous ranking: 4
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Mississippi State, beat Tennessee at home) | This week: LSU (home), Kentucky (away)
Since Jan. 17, the Crimson Tide has scored wins over Auburn, Oklahoma, Florida and Tennessee.
5. Missouri (17-8, 7-5)
Previous ranking: 6
Last week: 2-0 (Beat Ole Miss on the road, Mississippi State at home) | This week: Texas A&M (home), LSU (away)
After three straight losses, the Tigers have rattled off four consecutive wins.
6. Texas A&M (17-8, 6-6)
Previous ranking: 8
Last week: 2-0 (Beat Auburn on the road, Kentucky at home) | This week: Missouri (away), Arkansas (away)
After perhaps the most impressive week by any SEC team this season, who wants to play the Aggies in March?
7. Kentucky (17-8, 6-6)
Previous ranking: 3
Last week: 0-2 (Lost to Tennessee at home, Texas A&M on the road) | This week: Auburn (away), Alabama (home)
The Wildcats have lost three straight games for the first time in the John Calipari era. Doesn’t get any easier with the Tigers and Tide on the horizon.
8. Mississippi State (18-7, 6-6)
Previous ranking: 7
Last week: 1-1 (Beat Alabama at home, lost to Missouri on the road) | This week: Vanderbilt (away), Ole Miss (home)
The win over Alabama gave the Bulldogs their third victory over a team among the RPI’s top 50. A few more of those and MSU is dancing.
9. Arkansas (17-8, 6-6)
Previous ranking: 9
Last week: 2-0 (Beat South Carolina and Vanderbilt at home) | This week: Ole Miss (away), Texas A&M (home)
The Razorback backcourt duo of Daryl Macon and Jaylen Barford combined for 86 points in two games last week.
10. LSU (13-10, 5-7)
Previous ranking: 12
Last week: 1-1 (Lost at Florida, beat Ole Miss at home) | This week: Alabama (away), Missouri (home)
Saturday’s win over the Rebels marked the ninth time this season LSU has shot 50 percent or better from the field. The Tigers are 9-0 in those games.
11. Georgia (13-11, 4-8)
Previous ranking: 11
Last week: 0-2 (Lost at Vanderbilt and to Auburn at home) | This week: Florida (away), Tennessee (home)
Three straight losses for the Bulldogs, all coming by 15 points or more.
12. South Carolina (13-12, 4-8)
Previous ranking: 10
Last week: 0-2 (Lost at Arkansas and to Florida at home) | This week: Tennessee (away), Auburn (home)
Five straight losses for the Gamecocks, the last three coming by 16 points or more.
13. Ole Miss (11-14, 4-8)
Previous ranking: 13
Last week: 0-2 (Lost to Missouri at home, lost at LSU) | This week: Arkansas (home), Mississippi State (away)
The Rebels have won once since upsetting Florida on Jan. 13.
14. Vanderbilt (9-16, 3-9)
Previous ranking: 14
Last week: 1-1 (Beat Georgia at home, lost at Arkansas) | This week: Mississippi State (home), Florida (home)
With a couple home games this week, the Commodores have a chance to sneak out of the SEC’s cellar.