1. Texas A&M (7-1)

 

Robert Williams needs to get going. The talented forward has scored just four points each of the past four games.

2. Kentucky (7-1)

Kevin Knox has scored 20 and 25 points the past two games to help Kentucky get rolling.

3. Florida (5-3)

Losing to Duke and Florida State was one thing. Dropping a home game to Loyola-Chicago? That’s concerning.

4. Tennessee (6-1)

Volunteers have won three in a row since a sloppy second half cost them against Villanova at Battle 4 Atlantis.

5. Alabama (7-2)

The Crimson Tide look pretty good when they’re not finishing a game with three players on the court.

6. Auburn (7-1)

The last time the Tigers started a season 7-1 was 2011.

7. Arkansas (6-2)

Jaylen Barford (46.2), Daryl Macon (43.9) and C.J. Jones (40.5) are all shooting above 40 percent from 3-point range.

8. Mississippi State (7-0)

The first real test of the season comes Tuesday at Cincinnati.

9. Georgia (7-1)

Yante Maten (18.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg) is one of the country’s underrated talents. But can you pronounce his name?

10. Missouri (7-2)

The Tigers will finish near the bottom of the SEC if they don’t improve on their 15.3 turnovers per game.

11. South Carolina (7-2)

Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said he did a “pathetic” job last week. He’ll have his team ready for SEC play, though.

12. Ole Miss (4-3)

Consecutive overtime losses to South Dakota State and Virginia Tech spoiled a 4-1 start.

13. LSU (4-2)

An 11-day break going into this Sunday offered the Tigers a chance to clean up some defensive issues.

14. Vanderbilt (3-6)

A loss Sunday against Arizona State would give Vanderbilt a second three-game losing streak already.

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