SEC Basketball RPI Report: February 6 edition

In Features by Devin Sherrer

The SEC continues to be one of the strongest conferences in college basketball this season, and has been the case for a while now, the SEC boasts 13 teams in this week’s RPI Top 100.

Auburn continues to lead the conference, with the Tigers now holding a two-game lead over second place Tennessee.

After some surprising (if you want to call it that) results from last week, we have had some noticeable movement in the middle of the pack.

Both Texas A&M and Missouri grabbed quality wins last week which helped their RPI increase and placed them firmly in the NCAA Tournament conversation after fading in recent weeks.

Florida’s struggles continued last week as Mike White’s team has now dropped three consecutive league contests. The Gators are another team dealing with consistency issues, much like Alabama, which could plague them late in the season.

As of Tuesday, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi is projecting eight SEC teams to make the NCAA Tournament. If that holds up, it will be a record for the SEC whose previous high was six teams.

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SEC RPI Report – Tuesday, Feb. 6th
SEC NCAA Team Record SOS Quad 1 Quad 2 Quad 3 Quad 4
1 5 Auburn 21-2 56 6-1 5-0 5-0 6-0
2 13 Tennessee 17-5 25 4-5 5-0 5-0 3-0
3 15 Kentucky 17-6 10 3-4 7-2 2-0 5-0
4 29 Texas A&M 15-8 9 2-6 5-2 4-0 4-0
5 33 Missouri 14-8 12 5-6 2-1 5-1 2-0
6 38 Alabama 15-8 18 6-2 3-5 4-1 2-0
7 40 Arkansas 15-8 37 3-7 2-1 5-0 5-0
8 49 Florida 15-8 32 5-3 3-5 2-0 5-0
9 57 Miss. State 16-6 119 1-5 3-1 4-0 8-0
10 59 Georgia 13-9 60 3-5 3-2 3-2 4-0
11 62 S. Carolina 12-10 38 3-6 2-4 3-0 4-0
12 75 LSU 13-9 55 4-3 3-5 0-1 6-0
13 82 Ole Miss 11-12 6 0-8 5-3 2-1 4-0
14 123 Vanderbilt 8-15 1 1-12 2-3 2-0 3-0

** All data presented in this report is courtesy of the NCAA’s Nitty Gritty & Team Sheet Reports which reflect only games against Division 1 opposition. **

Now that we’ve seen 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 (Feb. 5 – Feb. 11)
Alabama Crimson Tide
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (A) 16-6 #57
2/10/18 #15 Tennessee Volunteers (H) 17-5 #13

Arkansas Razorbacks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (H) 12-10 #62
2/10/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (H) 8-15 #123

Auburn Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 Texas A&M Aggies (H) 15-8 #29
2/10/18 Georgia Bulldogs (A) 13-9 #59

Florida Gators
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 LSU Tigers (H) 13-9 #75
2/10/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (A) 12-10 #62

Georgia Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (A) 8-15 #123
2/10/18 #8 Auburn Tigers (H) 21-2 #5

Kentucky Wildcats
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 #15 Tennessee Volunteers (H) 17-5 #13
2/10/18 Texas A&M Aggies (A) 15-8 #29

LSU Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 Florida Gators (A) 15-8 #49
2/10/18 Ole Miss Rebels (H) 11-12 #82

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 Alabama Crimson Tide (H) 15-8 #38
2/10/18 Missouri Tigers (A) 14-8 #33

Missouri Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 Ole Miss Rebels (A) 11-12 #82
2/10/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (H) 16-6 #57

Ole Miss Rebels
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 Missouri Tigers (H) 14-8 #33
2/10/18 LSU Tigers (A) 13-9 #75

South Carolina Gamecocks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 Arkansas Razorbacks (A) 15-8 #40
2/10/18 Florida Gators (H) 15-8 #49

Tennessee Volunteers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/6/18 #24 Kentucky Wildcats (A) 17-6 #15
2/10/17 Alabama Crimson Tide (A) 15-8 #38

Texas A&M Aggies
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 #8 Auburn Tigers (A) 21-2 #5
2/10/18 #24 Kentucky Wildcats (H) 17-6 #15

Vanderbilt Commodores
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/7/18 Georgia Bulldogs (H) 13-9 #59
2/10/17 Arkansas Razorbacks (A) 15-8 #40

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.