SEC Basketball Tier List: A&M Slowly Climbs, Surprise Team Right Behind

Where do the elite in the conference rank? Sorting every SEC basketball team into different tiers.

Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl talks with forward Johni Broome (4) as Auburn Tigers takes on
Auburn Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl talks with forward Johni Broome (4) as Auburn Tigers takes on / Jake Crandall / USA TODAY NETWORK
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B Tier: Bubble Teams

11. LSU | NET Ranking: 92

The Bayou Bengals are not really close to what they were under Will Wade, but they haven’t completely fallen off a cliff, either. They pulled off a nice road win over Texas A&M basketball early in the conference slate, but have since lost to the Aggies at home. They are currently 2-3 in both Quad 1 and Quad 2 games, with many more coming down the pike.

10. Georgia | NET Ranking: 80

The Bulldogs have a decent overall record at 13-5, but have mostly piled up their wins against lower-tier teams. They are 9-0 in Quad 3 and 4 games, but 4-5 in Quad 1 and 2 games. Three of their next five games are currently ranked as Quad 1 contests, though, so the rubber is going to meet the road quickly here.

9. Ole Miss | NET Ranking: 70

The Rebels have built a decent team in their first year with Chris Beard at the helm. They began the year on a huge winning streak, and still only have three total losses: the problem is that two of them were both shellackings at the hands of the two best teams they’ve played. The other was to LSU. A game against Texas A&M basketball this weekend will test the Rebels’ mettle.