SEC basketball ratings game

1. FLORIDA (23-2, 12-0)

Keep Scottie Wilbekin’s name in mind for SEC Player of the Year.

2. KENTUCKY (19-6, 9-3)

’Cats appear to be gelling, and that’s bad news for the rest of the SEC.

3. GEORGIA (14-10, 8-4)

Backcourt of Kenny Gaines and Charles Mann deserves more pub.

4. OLE MISS (16-9, 7-5)

Kentucky and Florida up this week in a test of the Rebels bubble candidacy for March.

5. MISSOURI (18-7, 6-6)

Tigers avoid falling off cliff with close wins over Arkansas, Tennessee.

6. TENNESSEE (15-9, 6-6)

Vols close to following LSU into fringes of NCAA tournament chances.

7. ARKANSAS (16-9, 5-7)

Hogs had a great crack at Mizzou but rebounded nicely against LSU.

8. LSU (15-9, 6-6)

Unless road issues are solved, chalk next three away from PMAC up as losses.

9. VANDERBILT (14-10, 6-6)

Will the Commodores legs finally give out? So far, stamina seems fine.

10. AUBURN (12-11, 4-8)

After facing Florida, run of Vandy, Carolina and Bama could bump record.

11. TEXAS A&M (14-11, 5-7)

Aggies scoring woes returned at Vanderbilt, and they don’t see LSU until next week.

12. ALABAMA (10-15, 4-8)

Will Anthony Grant feel any heat? Or will he benefit from focus on football spring practice?

13. SOUTH CAROLINA (10-15, 3-9)

Sindarius Thornwell is a nice cornerstone to build around for Frank Martin.

14. MISSISSIPPI STATE (13-12, 3-9)

Rick Ray seems to forget Vandy’s Kevin Stallings has only seven scholarship players, too.

GAME OF THE WEEK

Florida at Ole Miss

11 a.m. Saturday on WAFB

If Ole Miss enters with a loss to Kentucky, this is a last-ditch shot for a true quality win. The Gators have looked vulnerable at Arkansas, Auburn and Kentucky. Can the Rebels capitalize?