SEC Basketball Power Rankings: Alabama jumps to the top

 Blake Lovell   in Basketball

(Alabama Athletics)

Here are our updated SEC basketball power rankings.

1. Alabama (7-1): The Tide notched the SEC's best win of the season with a victory against Gonzaga in Seattle.

2. Kentucky (6-1): John Calipari's team plays Southern on Tuesday, then comes an intriguing three-game stretch with Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Louisville.

3. Auburn (7-1): The Tigers earned two dominant wins over UCF and Yale, and they'll be even better when Allen Flanigan returns.

4. Tennessee (6-1): Kennedy Chandler scored 27 points in an impressive 15-point road victory at Colorado.

5. LSU (8-0): All but one of the Tigers' wins has been by 14 or more points.

6. Florida (6-1): The Gators had a season-high 16 turnovers in a loss at Oklahoma.

7. Arkansas (8-0): Speaking of the Sooners, they'll be the Razorbacks' best opponent thus far this season when the two teams meet in Tulsa on Saturday. 

8. Mississippi State (6-2): The Bulldogs, coming off a home loss to Minnesota, are now set to play an undefeated Colorado State squad in Fort Worth.

9. Texas A&M (7-1): Up next for the Aggies is a showdown with TCU in Houston.

10. Ole Miss (6-2): The Rebels notched a big win against Memphis to extend its winning streak to three.

11. Vanderbilt (5-2): The Commodores were up 12 at halftime before being outscored by 24 in the second half in a loss to SMU. 

12. South Carolina (6-2): After a 24-point loss at Coastal Carolina, the Gamecocks rebounded with a win against Georgetown.

13. Georgia (3-5): The Bulldogs gained some much-needed momentum with a win against Memphis.

14. Missouri (4-4): The Tigers scored just 14 first-half points in a blowout loss at Liberty.