Alabama Basketball: Upcoming games, SEC standings and SEC Tourney seeding


With two regular-season games remaining for SEC teams, Alabama Basketball is one of the few untied teams. Auburn has a one-game lead over three teams; Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. The (9-7 in SEC play) Crimson Tide is next, alone at No. 5.

Following Alabama Basketball, one game back in the standings is a quartet of teams at 8-8. They are South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi State and LSU.

Texas A&M (7-9) is another game back at No. 10 in the current standings. Vanderbilt at 6-10 in conference play is No. 11.  Ole Miss and Missouri are tied at 4-14, for the SEC’s No. 12 slot, followed by the woeful Georgia Bulldogs at 1-15, in the SEC cellar.

A win over Texas A&M on Wednesday night would pretty much lock down the SEC Tournament 5-seed for the Crimson Tide. Should LSU beat the Crimson Tide in Baton Rouge on Saturday, a tie-breaker between the teams would favor Alabama.

Even with only two regular-season games left, there are many possible scenarios with, two, three, maybe even four, tied teams.

The same situation exists in the top four. Auburn has a favorable closing pair of games. So do the Kentucky Wildcats, but Tennesee and Arkansas have to play each other.

The Razorbacks are the hottest team in the SEC and one of the hottest throughout Division One basketball. After losing their first three SEC games, the Hogs have won 13 of their last 14 games (including one game outside the SEC) to reach 23-6 overall and 12-4 in SEC play.

The lone blemish in the Arkansas run was the 1-point to Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In their last three games, the Hogs have beaten Tennessee, Florida and Kentucky. Their return match with the Vols is in Knoxville on Saturday.

The Aggies have the SEC’s most bizarre record. In mid-January, they were 15-2, with a 4-0, SEC record. They lost their next eight games. More recently, Texas A&M has won three of its last four games.

Based on the Tide holding on to the 5-seed, it would open the SEC Tournament against the Wednesday night winner of Missouri and Ole Miss. Next up for the Tide would be the 4-seed; either Tennessee, Arkansas or possibly Kentucky.

SEC regular-season standings are available here. The list does not consider tie-breakers and ranks the teams based on their SEC and overall records.

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More important preparations will quickly follow the SEC Tournament. The Crimson Tide will learn on Selection Sunday its opponent for the Tide’s first NCAA Tournament game.