SEC Basketball: 5-Year Ranking
As part of our 5-Year Ranking series, here's how the SEC teams stack up according to conference wins. Unlike most leagues, there hasn't been one dominant team over the last handful of years. Florida and Kentucky have had some great years, but also some very mediocre ones mixed in. At the bottom of the league, LSU and South Carolina are close to forming a bottom rung of their own.
1 - Kentucky - 53 wins - Freshman U will battle with Florida for the league title
2 - Tennessee - 53 - The Vols seems destined to fall out of the lead pack, but Martin was a good hire
3 - Florida - 52 - Only a few years removed from their national championship era
4 - Vanderbilt - 49 - Haven't won a tourney game since 2007. Will they live up to this year's hype?
5 - Mississippi St - 47 - Have held steady at 9-7 over the last 3 seasons
6 - Ole Miss - 38 - Rebels basketball exemplifies mediocrity. Never awful, never good
7 - Alabama - 37 - Have been competitive in league play, but no tourney trips in this period
8 - Arkansas - 32 - With a good recruiting class and a new coach, Hogs are back on track
9 - Auburn - 31 - Auburn still seems no closer to breaking out of this bottom pack
10 - South Carolina - 30 - These are bleak years for the Gamecocks, and it might get worse
11 - Georgia - 29 - After last year's tourney bid, its clear Georgia is on the move
12 - LSU -
29 - The tournament trip in 2009 seems like a distant memory at this point