Monday, December 17, 2007

College Basketball Rankings (Dec. 17)

Another lackluster week for the conference hoops wise, as Kentucky lost at home to UAB, Mississippi St lost to Miami at home and South Alabama in Mobile, Tennessee struggled to beat Western Kentucky, and Florida struggled with Georgia Southern. Tennessee and Vanderbilt are still the only teams from the SEC ranked, though Florida and Ole Miss are creeping ever closer. Arkansas would have jumped into the ranks with a win over Oklahoma Saturday, but fell apart down the stretch.

Other than Tennessee's 74-72 win over West Virginia, no team has a real marquee win yet this season. As far as I can see, the best of the rest are:
* Ole Miss over New Mexico
* Vandy over Georgia Tech and Wake Forest
* Georgia over Wake Forest
* South Carolina over Providence
* Arkansas over Missouri

In Joe Lunardi's latest projected brackets, only 4 conference teams (UT, VU, UF, Ark) are "in" and the Rebels are included in his "Last Four Out". I think the SEC will get 5 in, if based on name alone, but I don't expect anything too spectacular come March.

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