SEC Bracketology: 9 teams currently in the NCAAT mix

In News by Blake Lovell

After Missouri and Georgia scored big wins this week, there are now nine SEC teams are currently in the NCAA Tournament picture.

The February 1 bracketology update from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi includes seven teams in the field, while the Tigers and Bulldogs are considered the first two teams out.

Missouri took a solid step forward with a road victory at Alabama on Wednesday, while Georgia scored a huge home win over Florida on Tuesday.

Auburn continues to be the leader in the SEC, and it’s paying off with a projected No. 2 seed at the moment.

Tennessee stayed on track with a blowout win over LSU, with the Vols staying at No. 4 seed.

Kentucky is next in line at a No. 5 seed, and Florida is trending downward at a No. 6.

Here’s the full seeding list:

  • No. 2 Auburn
  • No. 4 Tennessee
  • No. 5 Kentucky
  • No. 6 Florida
  • No. 9 Alabama
  • No. 9 Arkansas
  • No. 10 Texas A&M
  • First Four Out: Missouri, Georgia

After Wednesday’s games, 9 of 14 SEC teams have at least five losses in conference play, so it’s definitely been a competitive season thus far.

Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, and Alabama are the only teams with winning records in the league.

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Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.