SEC Basketball RPI Report: January 9 edition

In Features by Devin Sherrer

Basketball in the SEC is continuing to gain national respect and when looking at the league’s RPI report, it is easy to see why.

Here’s a general overview of how things look for the conference right now:

  • 12 of 14 teams are currently rated inside the top 100.
  • 8 of 14 teams are currently rated inside the top 50.
  • 10 of 14 teams have recorded at least one Quadrant 1 win.
  • 9 of 14 teams have recorded at least two Quadrant 1 wins.
  • 9 of 14 teams have an SOS inside the top 50.
  • 0 of 14 teams have suffered a Quadrant 4 loss.

All of these factors are a product of the league office taking initiative to better basketball in the conference.

Better coaching, better scheduling, and simply more winning has brought SEC basketball back to the forefront. Here’s to hoping it stays that way.

This week, we have Tennessee atop the RPI while Kentucky, Auburn, and Arkansas rank just behind them. These teams actually fluctuated from first to fourth throughout last week and ended up in this order after Saturday’s games.

Behind the top four, we have a pack of teams from 28th to 82nd that contains most of the teams in the league. With just a few consecutive wins, any team in this range could find itself bursting into the top four in the SEC and the top 20 nationally.

Just last week, Georgia was able to move up 22 spots after stringing together back-to-back wins against Ole Miss and Alabama.

We are likely to see more wild swings as the teams in the conference beat up on one another.

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SEC RPI Report – Tuesday, Jan. 9th
SEC NCAA Team Record SOS Quad 1 Quad 2 Quad 3 Quad 4
1 10 Tennessee 10-4 2 2-4 3-0 2-0 3-0
2 12 Kentucky 12-3 10 0-3 5-0 3-0 4-0
3 13 Auburn 14-1 94 3-1 2-0 3-0 6-0
4 17 Arkansas 11-4 13 2-4 1-0 4-0 4-0
5 28 Texas A&M 11-4 21 3-2 1-1 4-1 3-0
6 30 Missouri 11-4 28 2-2 1-1 5-1 2-0
7 38 Georgia 11-3 125 2-1 3-1 1-1 5-0
8 48 Florida 11-4 45 3-3 1-0 2-1 5-0
9 51 Alabama 9-6 12 2-2 2-3 3-1 2-0
10 64 S. Carolina 10-5 65 0-3 2-2 2-0 5-0
11 66 Miss. State 13-2 239 1-1 0-1 4-0 7-0
12 82 LSU 10-4 110 2-3 1-0 1-1 6-0
13 115 Ole Miss 8-5 43 0-2 2-3 2-1 5-0
14 156 Vanderbilt 6-9 34 0-5 1-3 2-1 3-0

** All data presented in this report is courtesy of the NCAA’s Nitty Gritty & Team Sheet Reports **

Now that we have taken a look at the current positioning and figures for each SEC team, let’s take a look at what the next week of basketball holds for each of the 14 squads.

The Week Ahead (Jan. 8 – Jan. 14)
Alabama Crimson Tide
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (H) 10-5 #64
1/13/18 LSU Tigers (A) 10-4 #82

Arkansas Razorbacks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 LSU Tigers (H) 10-4 #82
1/13/18 Missouri Tigers (H) 11-4 #30

Auburn Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 Ole Miss Rebels (H) 8-5 #115
1/13/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (A) 13-2 #66

Florida Gators
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (H) 13-2 #66
1/13/18 Ole Miss Rebels (A) 8-5 #115

Georgia Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 Missouri Tigers (A)  11-4 #30
1/13/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (H) 10-5 #64

Kentucky Wildcats
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 Texas A&M Aggies (H) 11-4 #28
1/13/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (A) 6-9 #156

LSU Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 Arkansas Razorbacks (A) 11-4 #17
1/13/18 Alabama Crimson Tide (H) 9-6 #51

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 Florida Gators (A) 11-4 #48
1/13/18 #22 Auburn Tigers (H) 14-1 #13

Missouri Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/10/18 Georgia Bulldogs (H) 11-3 #38
1/13/18 Arkansas Razorbacks (A) 11-4 #17

Ole Miss Rebels
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 #22 Auburn Tigers (A) 14-1 #13
1/13/18 Florida Gators (H) 11-4 #48

South Carolina Gamecocks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 Alabama Crimson Tide (A) 9-6 #51
1/13/18 Georgia Bulldogs (A) 11-3 #38

Tennessee Volunteers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (A) 6-9 #156
1/13/17 Texas A&M Aggies (H) 11-4 #28

Texas A&M Aggies
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 #21 Kentucky Wildcats (A) 12-3 #12
1/13/18 #24 Tennessee Volunteers (A) 10-4 #10

Vanderbilt Commodores
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
1/9/18 #24 Tennessee Volunteers (H) 10-4 #10
1/13/17 #22 Kentucky Wildcats (H) 12-3 #12

Devin Sherrer is a devout SEC basketball fanatic. He has followed all things SEC since birth and really there is nothing he’d rather do than sit back, relax, and enjoy the roller coaster we call college basketball. He can be found on many SEC and NCAA basketball forums and has been writing basketball-related content for leisure since 2016.