SEC power ratings

Published: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12:08 a.m.

1. Florida: Gators play best defense in the league, and defense wins titles.

2. Missouri: Junior point guard Phil Pressey leads the SEC in assists at 7.3 per game.

3. Ole Miss: JUCO transfer guard Marshall Henderson (19.1 ppg) leads SEC in scoring.

4. Kentucky: Wildcats starting to figure things out and will be dangerous come March.

5. Texas A&M: Grasping Billy Kennedy's style in his second season as coach.

6. Arkansas: Still not good enough defensively to reach upper echelon of league.

7. Alabama: Have a feeling Anthony Grant's team will get better as season progresses.

8. Auburn: Tony Barbee coaching for his job in his third season.

9. Tennessee: Loss of center Jeronne Maymon (knee) for season really hurts Vols inside.

10. Mississippi State: Playing a little over their heads under first-year coach Ricky Ray.

11. Vanderbilt: Commodores worst free-throw shooting team (56.8 pct) in the SEC.

12. LSU: Center Johnny O'Bryant III not 100 percent, and that hurts Tigers.

13. South Carolina: Nice OT win at LSU, but still tough uphill climb for coach Frank Martin.

14 Georgia: Can things get any worse for the Bulldogs?

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