Pat Dooley's power ratings

Published: Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 5:59 p.m.

Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley ranks the SEC from top to bottom.

1. Kentucky: Despite opening loss to Georgia, 'Cats are the class of the conference.

2. Florida: Gators had puzzling losses in pre-conference but are off to 2-0 start.

3. Alabama: Surprising Tide off to a good start, but opposition will get tougher.

4. Georgia: Loss to Vandy was a tough one, but this is a good basketball team.

5. Vanderbilt: Commodores have to figure out how to finish games on the road.

6. Arkansas: With his seat warmed up, John Pelphrey may win enough to hang on.

7. LSU: Tigers are 2-0 in the league, but still not sure about them.

8. Tennessee: Too much talent to be 0-2, but Bruce Pearl will ... uh, never mind.

9. Mississippi State: Could be a long season in the Magnolia State.

10. South Carolina: Gamecocks are a little better than expected but still not great.

11. Mississippi: Another team that has better players than its record.

12. Auburn: Could be one of the worst teams among the college basketball power conferences.

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