SEC Basketball: Auburn falls, LSU surges in new power rankings

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – MARCH 31: Head coach Bruce Pearl of the Auburn Tigers (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

There has been no dominant SEC Basketball team this season, creating an exciting wide-open race. Here’s how all 14 teams stack up against each other.

SEC basketball doesn’t have a reputation for being one of the nation’s premier conferences, and it has worked hard to shed that reputation over the past few seasons. They’ve been successful to some extent, too, sending five teams and four different programs to the Final Four over the past six seasons.

This season, though, the conference has taken a bit of a step back. There isn’t as much elite talent in the SEC as there has been and, as a result, there are no elite teams.

Auburn looked like they could be on their way to being that team when they started 15-0, but they were also blown out twice last week and haven’t really been tested against quality competition. Kentucky lost to the last-place team in the Missouri Valley Conference and Florida ranked No. 6 in the preseason, hasn’t been back in the top 25 since falling out of the rankings after two weeks.

But, instead of having a few great teams, the SEC does have a lot of good teams. Arkansas and Alabama are both years ahead of schedule under new head coaches and LSU hasn’t felt any significant on-court effects of college basketball’s FBI scandal, creating perhaps the most wide-open conference race in the nation.

Who are the current favorites in the SEC? Power ranking how all 14 teams stack up against each other:

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