SEC Basketball RPI Report: February 13 edition

In Features by Devin Sherrer

With less than 30 days until Selection Sunday, the SEC is still in prime position to set a new record for the conference with a possible 7-10 bids.

Not much movement occurred last week as SEC teams continued to beat up on one another.

Auburn was defeated by Texas A&M in dramatic fashion, but maintained its top 10 RPI. The Tigers will have another opportunity to make a statement when Kentucky comes to town on Wednesday night.

Teams like Alabama, Arkansas, and Missouri appear to be safe in almost all bracket projections; however, this week presents some challenges that could drastically affect RPI.

For example, Alabama faces LSU in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday night. If the Tide drop that game, ‘Bama could easily descend to a sub-50 RPI with other results.

Keep in mind those types of games will be big for teams like LSU, Mississippi State, and South Carolina who are currently on the outside looking in. Carolina faces two Top-25 opponents this week and although the Gamecocks currently sit at 12-12 overall, back-to-back wins over highly-regarded opponents would boost them right back into the forefront of the bubble discussion.

Eight teams are currently projected to make the NCAA Tournament, but there’s still three weeks to play before we find out which teams will be dancing in March.

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SEC RPI Report – Tuesday, Feb. 13th
SEC NCAA Team Record SOS Quad 1 Quad 2 Quad 3 Quad 4
1 8 Auburn 22-3 55 4-3 5-0 8-0 5-0
2 13 Tennessee 18-6 21 4-6 5-0 6-0 3-0
3 16 Texas A&M 17-8 5 5-5 4-2 4-1 4-0
4 20 Kentucky 17-8 6 2-5 7-3 4-0 4-0
5 23 Missouri 16-8 18 4-6 4-1 6-1 2-0
6 34 Alabama 16-9 14 6-3 3-5 4-1 3-0
7 35 Arkansas 17-8 37 3-6 2-1 7-1 5-0
8 46 Florida 17-8 32 5-2 5-5 2-1 5-0
9 59 Miss. State 17-7 108 1-6 3-1 4-0 9-0
10 76 S. Carolina 12-12 31 2-8 2-4 4-0 4-0
11 77 LSU 14-10 53 5-4 1-4 2-2 6-0
12 81 Georgia 13-11 62 2-6 5-2 3-3 3-0
13 104 Ole Miss 11-14 9 0-8 4-5 3-1 4-0
14 125 Vanderbilt 9-16 4 1-12 1-4 3-0 4-0

** 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. 12 – Feb. 18)
Alabama Crimson Tide
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 LSU Tigers (H) 14-10 #77
2/17/18 Kentucky Wildcats (A) 17-8 #20

Arkansas Razorbacks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 Ole Miss Rebels (A) 11-14 #104
2/17/18 #21 Texas A&M Aggies (H) 17-8 #16

Auburn Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 Kentucky Wildcats (H) 17-8 #20
2/17/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (A) 12-12 #76

Florida Gators
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 Georgia Bulldogs (H) 13-11 #81
2/17/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (A) 9-16 #125

Georgia Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 Florida Gators (A) 17-8 #46
2/17/18 #18 Tennesee Volunteers (H) 18-6 #13

Kentucky Wildcats
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 #10 Auburn Tigers (A) 22-3 #8
2/17/18 Alabama Crimson Tide (H) 16-9 #34

LSU Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 Alabama Crimson Tide (A) 16-9 #34
2/17/18 Missouri Tigers (H) 16-8 #23

Mississippi State Bulldogs
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 Vanderbilt Commodores (A) 9-16 #125
2/17/18 Ole Miss Rebels (H) 11-14 #104

Missouri Tigers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 #21 Texas A&M Aggies (H) 17-8 #16
2/17/18 LSU Tigers (A) 14-10 #77

Ole Miss Rebels
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 Arkansas Razorbacks (H) 17-8 #35
2/17/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (A) 17-7 #59

South Carolina Gamecocks
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 #18 Tennessee Volunteers (A) 18-6 #13
2/17/18 #10 Auburn Tigers (H) 22-3 #8

Tennessee Volunteers
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 South Carolina Gamecocks (H) 12-12 #76
2/17/17 Georgia Bulldogs (A) 13-11 #81

Texas A&M Aggies
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/13/18 Missouri Tigers (A) 16-8 #23
2/17/18 Arkansas Razorbacks (A) 17-8 #35

Vanderbilt Commodores
Date Opponent (H/N/A) Record RPI
2/14/18 Miss. State Bulldogs (H) 17-7 #59
2/17/17 Florida Gators (H) 17-8 #46

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.