SEC Basketball Power Poll Ballot - January 23-29, 2011

Anchor of Gold Ballot /// Results at Garnet and Black Attack on Sunday evening
# Team Record AP ESPN Pom BBSt. Sag AVG* Comments
01 Kentucky Wildcats 15-4 (3-2) 12 12 7 11 11 9.67 Back on track with a win over the Gamecocks, in Columbia, unlike last season.
02 Vanderbilt Commodores 14-4 (2-2) 34 34 14 10 18 14.00 Got an important win over one of the best offensive teams in the country in St. Mary's, despite significant and lingering injury issues. Team hasn't been full strength since December 1st.
03 Florida Gators 15-4 (4-1) 35 34 33 24 27 28.00 The tempo-free numbers say the Gators are still a bit of a paper tiger. They've got a head start on first in the East. Will they last?
04 Georgia Bulldogs 14-4 (3-2) 27 27 52 34 44 43.33 Tough midweek loss to Tennessee at home followed by a walloping of Mississippi St. Big week with Florida at home and Kentucky at Rupp.
05 Tennessee Volunteers 12-7 (2-2) X X 55 46 41 47.33 Always nice to pick up a road win in Athens. Let the upset vs. UConn slip through their fingers. So inconsistent. Bruce back to the suspension for four more.
06 Alabama Crimson Tide 12-7 (4-1) X X 51 63 92 68.67 Home win over Kentucky came not a second too soon. Rivalry games are always tough, but maybe not as much this season. Next two are winnable.
07 Mississippi Rebels 13-7 (1-4) X X 73 69 83 75.00 Tough opening SEC slate (UF, MSSt., UGA, VU) and LSU have them at 1-4 with UT and UK as their next two opponents. Front-loaded schedule, much?
08 South Carolina Gamecocks 12-6 (3-2) X X 76 77 75 76.00 Ellington can't have a poor game for the Gamecocks to spring the upset versus a team like Kentucky. Next two should be W's: vs. Auburn, @ LSU.
09 Arkansas Razorbacks 12-6 (2-3) X X 113 122 100 111.67 Two L's this past week on the road against the East. This week? An easy one at home (Auburn) and a tough one on the road (Vandy).
10 Mississippi St. Bulldogs 10-8 (2-2) X X 167 126 178 157.00 Renardo Sidney, meet Festus Ezeli. Vandy and Florida at home. Opportunity knocks, if the Bulldogs want to get on track.
11 LSU Tigers 10-9 (2-2) X X 187 183 193 187.67 Just bad. Tennessee and Bama on the road this week.
12 Auburn Tigers 7-12 (0-5) X X 261 273 296 276.67 Horrid. But something tells me the Auburn fans don't care one bit.

*** Pomeroy, BBState, and Sagarin numbers through games played Saturday January 22nd, 2011 ***

*AVG is the average of the rankings of Ken Pomeroy (Pom), BB State (BBSt.), and Jeff Sagarin (Sag).

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