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SEC Hoops Power Poll Ballot: 2/6-2/12


1. Florida Gators

The Gators claim the top spot by virtue of wins over Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

2. Alabama Crimson Tide

This has suddenly become America's most intriguing team. The Tide leads the SEC standings and is suddenly amassing a powerful resume full of wins over the conference's best teams. Certainly, no one expected this a couple of months back while the Tide was losing to its OOC cupcakes. Anthony Grant has to be the early front-runner for SEC COY.

3. Kentucky Wildcats

Talented team, but may only go so far this year unless they mature a lot over the last few weeks.

4. Vanderbilt Commodores

Vandy put it all together with a dominating win over South Carolina. However, these performances seem few and too far between for this talented Vandy team.

5. Georgia Bulldogs

UGA avoided disaster with its OT win over Auburn. If only the Dawgs could win a close game against the good teams they play.

6. Tennessee Volunteers

Will Bruce Pearl's impending return make any difference for the struggling Vols?

7. South Carolina Gamecocks

Despite the loss to Vanderbilt, the Gamecocks had a decent week, rebounding from their ugly loss to Auburn with a road win at LSU and a loss to Vandy that wasn't as bad as the score indicates. An upcoming home stands provides an opportunity for this team to make its run on an NIT berth.

8. Mississippi Rebels

Perhaps this week's biggest winner other than Florida, the Rebels are starting to live up to their preseason billing and make a run on second in the SEC West.

9. Mississippi St. Bullddogs

MSU is holding steady despite a lot of drama right now. This is a talented team, but it's just not in the right frame of mind this year.

10. Arkansas Razorbacks

The Hogs seem to be fading a bit after a strong couple of weeks. This is a team with lots of highs and lows, and the lows seem to be outstripping the highs.

11. LSU Tigers

This week 's home stand against bottom-half teams was a golden opportunity for LSU to puts some wins on its record, but it failed to win close home games against South Carolina and Mississippi St.

12. Auburn Tigers

The win over South Carolina and OT loss to UGA show that this team may be coming along to some degree.