Alabama beat Mississippi State 66-63 on Wednesday while Tennessee blown up Georgia 70-41. That suggests the Crimson Tide and Volunteers continue to be alone in initial and 2nd, specifically, in the SEC standings and appear to be separating from the rest of the organization– at the very least as it concerns nationwide importance and NCAA Tournament seeding.
Both Alabama and Tennessee are forecasted top-two seeds for the NCAA Tournament, according to CBS Sports Bracketology professionalJerry Palm I would certainly concur with that belief– proof being that I haveAlabama No 2and Tennessee No 8 in Thursday early morning’s upgraded CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 day-to-day college basketball positions. No various other SEC institution remains in my leading 20, nevertheless, neither much better than a 6-seed in Palm’s most current forecasted brace, all of which recommends there’s a large space in between Alabama/Tennessee and everyone else in the meeting.
Does that suggest the SEC is a two-team race? Not always.
Texas A&M won at Auburn 79-63 late Wednesday– which went down the Tigers to 22nd in the Top 25 And 1– to enhance to 6-1 in the organization and continue to be incorporated the loss column with Tennessee (7-1) and simply one video game back in the loss column of Alabama (8-0). So the Aggies can be an element– particularly if they proceed playing the method they have actually been playing throughout this nine-game stretch in which they’re 8-1 and carrying out like a top-10 group, according to BartTorvik.com. That recognized, KenPom.com still jobs Alabama and Tennessee to eventually complete at the very least 3 video games in advance of everyone else in the SEC.
As for added motion in Thursday’s Top 25 And 1, Xavier progressed 3 places toNo 11 adhering to Wednesday’s 82-79 win at UConn, which created Virginia, TCU and Baylor to go down one area each, no mistake of their very own. UConn is toNo 26 after shedding for the 6th time in 8 trips. That’s certainly bad– however the Huskies are still 7-5 in the initial 2 quadrants with 4 Q1 victories and just one loss exterior of Q1. In various other words, UConn’s body of job stays much better than, or at the very least equivalent to, any type of various other group I can place atNo 26– amongst them prospects like Rutgers, New Mexico and Nevada.
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