The first week of SEC play was wild, fun and interesting.
Two weeks ago, Texas A&M was ranked in the top 5 but has since lost three straight games and is last in the SEC basketball standings. The Aggies also have fallen out of the AP Top 25. Both No. 24 Tennessee and Arkansas lost to Auburn while Florida is at 3-0 and atop the standings.
No. 22 Auburn (14-1) is ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time since Jan. 26, 2003. No. 21 Kentucky is 12-3 after losing to Tennessee. The Wildcats sit in a three-way tie with Georgia and Ole Miss for third in the league. Heading into Week 2, there’s no clear top team in the conference, but it does appear that there are plenty of good teams in the SEC.
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3 games to watch this week
Texas A&M at No. 21 Kentucky (Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN)
The Aggies still looking for their first SEC win. Tyler Davis has been the highlight of this Texas A&M team that’s been plagued by injuries and suspensions. Scoring 19 points against LSU this past Saturday, the junior center had his sixth straight game in double figures. Can he make it a seventh against the Wildcats?
Ole Miss at No. 22 Auburn (Tuesday, 9 p.m ET, ESPNU)
Auburn is on a 12-game winning streak after surprising back-to-back wins over Tennessee and Arkansas. Ole Miss won’t make it easy, but Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is making magic happen for the Tigers.
Mississippi State at Florida (Wednesday, 7 p.m. ET, SECN)
The Bulldogs (13-2) are coming off a tough loss to Ole Miss and it won’t be any easier as they travel to the O’Connell Center in Gainesville. Florida has won five straight games following a stretch in which it lost four of five. Can Florida stay hot?