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?