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SEC Power Poll Ballot: February 28-March 6

1. Kentucky Wildcats

The 'Cats may have lost to Tennessee, but they still likely have a top seed locked down if they can avoid slipping up again.

2. Vanderbilt Commodores

The 'Dores continued their solid play over the weekend with a convincing victory at Arkansas.

3. Tennessee Volunteers

The win wasn't enough to help them jump Vandy on my ballot, but the Vols' victory over Kentucky should help them with seeding come Selection Sunday.

4. Florida Gators

The Gators' loss to Georgia won't help their seeding, but their midweek victory over Tennessee should be enough to keep them on the right side of the bubble. They would like to win one of their next two, though, to be sure.

5. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

The Bulldogs would really probably like to win out to get into the tournament.

6. Mississippi Rebels

A once-promising season in Oxford will now almost certainly end in an NIT bid. The Rebels have a good non-con resume, but they've done little to nothing of note in conference play other than winning games against the bottom half of the conference. I think they're on the wrong side even if they win out and make a deep SECT run.

7. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Razorbacks' magical seems to have hit a road bump. They now likely need to win out to make the NIT, and that's unlikely given their upcoming schedule.

8. Georgia Bulldogs

Another team that needs to win out to make the NIT. The Dawgs are playing well, though, and should give Kentucky a run for their money when the 'Cats visit Athens.

9. South Carolina Gamecocks

The Gamecocks' once-promising season has more or less fallen apart. They still have a small shot at postseason play if they can manage to beat Alabama and win one in the SECT. The game at Vandy probably won't be pretty.

10. Auburn Tigers

The Tigers seem to have gone into their usual coach-saving mode, having played better over the past few weeks. This time, though, it might have been too little, too late for Jeff Lebo.

11. Alabama Crimson Tide

Not much new in Tuscaloosa, as the Tide blew another second-half lead against Ole Miss over the weekend.

12. LSU Tigers

The Tigers are happy they didn't end up on the wrong page of the record book after notching a surprising win over Arkansas.