SEC Bracketology: Alabama and Texas A&M on the rise

In News by Blake Lovell

After another fun Saturday in SEC basketball, there were two teams that benefited most from their big wins.

Alabama and Texas A&M both took a step forward in the newest bracket projection from USA Today bracketology Shelby Mast following their victories over top 25 opponents.

The Crimson Tide jumped up to a No. 6 seed after blowing out Tennessee, while the Aggies kept their momentum going to move to the 5-line with a convincing win over Kentucky.

The loss sent the Vols to a No. 4 seed, and the Wildcats are all the way down to a 7-seed after suffering their third straight defeat.

Here’s the full breakdown of where SEC teams stand in the projected bracket:

  • #2 Auburn
  • #4 Tennessee
  • #5 Texas A&M
  • #6 Alabama
  • #7 Kentucky
  • #7 Florida
  • #8 Missouri
  • #11 Arkansas

The NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will reveal its top 16 teams on Sunday at 12:30 PM EST on CBS.

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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.