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.


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?