Hoops rankings already here


Everybody with a laptop is coming out with their way-too-early Top 25s now that college basketball season is over and the SEC is getting some love in anticipation of another big season for the conference.

Here is where three reputable publications have the SEC ranked:

Sporting News

3. Kentucky

8. Tennessee

11. Auburn

13. LSU

16. Florida

21. Miss. State

CBS Sports

4. Auburn

6. Kentucky

16. Miss. State

21. LSU


4. Kentucky

5. Auburn

8. Tennessee

14. Florida

20. LSU

Of course, there is a 68-team playoff in basketball, so rankings at any time are almost meaningless. And we still have to wait to see who declares or stays in the NBA draft.