Texas A&M

RECORD: 18-4, 7-2 | NCAA RPI: 14

BEST WINS: Gonzaga (62-61), Baylor (80-61), Iowa State (72-62)

GAMES REMAINING: South Carolina, at Alabama, at LSU, Ole Miss, Kentucky, Mississippi State, at Missouri, at Auburn, Vanderbilt

WHERE THEY END UP: NCAA tournament

BRIEFLY: The Aggies looked like they were going to run off and hide, but two road losses in the past three games suddenly have changed things.

LSU

RECORD: 14-8, 7-2 | NCAA RPI: 74

BEST WINS: Vanderbilt (90-82), Kentucky (85-67), Georgia (89-85)

GAMES REMAINING: Mississippi State, at South Carolina, Texas A&M, Alabama, at Tennessee, at Arkansas, Florida, Missouri, at Kentucky

WHERE THEY END UP: NCAA tournament

BRIEFLY: The Tigers have won five of their past six in the league, but they still have much work to do to improve their RPI.

South Carolina

RECORD: 19-3, 6-3 | NCAA RPI: 32

BEST WINS: Tulsa (83-75), Clemson (65-59), Vanderbilt (69-65)

GAMES REMAINING: at Texas A&M, LSU, Kentucky, at Missouri, Florida, Tennessee, at Miss. State, Georgia, at Arkansas

WHERE THEY END UP: NCAA tournament

BRIEFLY: After getting off to a 15-0 start, the Gamecocks are looking a little more vulnerable after losing three of their past seven league games.

Kentucky

RECORD: 16-6, 6-3 | NCAA RPI: 24

BEST WINS: Duke (74-63), Louisville (75-73), Vanderbilt (76-57)

GAMES REMAINING: Florida, Georgia, at South Carolina, Tennessee, at Texas A&M, Alabama, at Vanderbilt, at Florida, LSU

WHERE THEY END UP: NCAA tournament

BRIEFLY: The ’Cats have a brutal schedule remaining, and they can win or lose any of the nine games left. Going 6-3 would be good.

Florida

RECORD: 15-7, 6-3 | NCAA RPI: 21

BEST WINS: Georgia (77-63), LSU (68-62), West Virginia (88-71)

GAMES REMAINING: at Kentucky, Ole Miss, Alabama, at Georgia, at South Carolina, Vanderbilt, at LSU, Kentucky, at Missouri

WHERE THEY END UP: NCAA tournament

BRIEFLY: The Gators have had a high RPI most of the season and shouldn’t be overlooked — especially at home, where they’re 5-0.

Vanderbilt

RECORD: 13-9, 5-4 | NCAA RPI: 54

BEST WINS: Alabama (71-63), Florida (60-59), Texas A&M (77-60)

GAMES REMAINING: at Ole Miss, Missouri, at Auburn, at Mississippi State, Georgia, at Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, at Texas A&M

WHERE THEY END UP: NIT

BRIEFLY: After an 0-3 start in league play, they’ve won five of their past six games and have a favorable schedule from here.

Georgia

RECORD: 12-8, 5-4 | NCAA RPI: 65

BEST WINS: Clemson (71-48), Georgia Tech (75-61), South Carolina (69-56)

GAMES REMAINING: Auburn, at Kentucky, at Mississippi State, Florida, at Vanderbilt, at Auburn, Ole Miss, at South Carolina, Alabama

WHERE THEY END UP: NIT

BRIEFLY: They’ve been up and down, winning two in a row in the league only once. That 34-point home loss to Texas A&M was atrocious.

Ole Miss

RECORD: 14-8, 4-5 | NCAA RPI: 95

BEST WINS: Louisiana Tech (99-80), Georgia State (68-59), Georgia (72-71)

GAMES REMAINING: Vanderbilt, at Florida, Arkansas, at Texas A&M, at Auburn, Missouri, at Georgia, Mississippi State, at Tennessee

WHERE THEY END UP: NIT

BRIEFLY: After a 2-1 start in conference, the Rebels lost four straight. But they’ve won two in a row with four tough ones coming up.

Arkansas

RECORD: 11-11, 4-5 | NCAA RPI: 94

BEST WINS: Vanderbilt (90-85), Texas A&M (74-71), Texas Tech (75-68)

GAMES REMAINING: Tennessee, at Mississippi State, at Ole Miss, Auburn, Missouri, LSU, at Tennessee, at Alabama, South Carolina

WHERE THEY END UP: NIT

BRIEFLY: Once 3-1, the Razorbacks have fallen on hard times with four losses in five games. But the win was a big one — over Texas A&M.

Tennessee

RECORD: 11-11, 4-5 | NCAA RPI: 103

BEST WINS: Florida (83-69), South Carolina (78-69), Kentucky (84-77)

GAMES REMAINING: at Arkansas, Auburn, at Missouri, at Kentucky, LSU, at South Carolina, Arkansas, at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss

WHERE THEY END UP: CBI

BRIEFLY: Like Georgia, the Vols have been up and down. But three of their SEC wins were against Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina.

Alabama

RECORD: 12-9, 3-6 | NCAA RPI: 56

BEST WINS: Wichita State (64-60), Notre Dame (74-73), South Carolina (73-50)

GAMES REMAINING: Missouri, Texas A&M, at Florida, at LSU, Mississippi State, at Kentucky, Auburn, Arkansas, at Georgia

WHERE THEY END UP: No tournament

BRIEFLY: The Tide handed South Carolina its first loss, but it’s going to be a struggle to win more than three games in the second half.

Auburn

RECORD: 9-12, 3-6 | NCAA RPI: 113

BEST WINS: New Mexico (83-78), Kentucky (75-70), Alabama (83-77)

GAMES REMAINING: at Georgia, at Tennessee, Vanderbilt, at Arkansas, Ole Miss, Georgia, at Alabama, Texas A&M, at Mississippi State

WHERE THEY END UP: No tournament

BRIEFLY: Yes, they felt good after beating Kentucky and Alabama in back-to-back games. But they’ll be hard-pressed to win two more with no defense.

Mississippi State

RECORD: 9-12, 2-7 | NCAA RPI: 173

BEST WINS: Texas Southern (86-73), Ole Miss (83-77), Missouri (76-62)

GAMES REMAINING: at LSU, Arkansas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, at Alabama, at Texas A&M, South Carolina, at Ole Miss, Auburn

WHERE THEY END UP: No tournament

BRIEFLY: Their wins are against Ole Miss and Missouri. It’s going to take a little more time to get this program back on track.

Missouri

RECORD: 8-14, 1-8 | NCAA RPI: 203

BEST WINS: Arkansas State (88-78), Omaha (85-78), Auburn (76-61)

GAMES REMAINING: at Alabama, at Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, at Arkansas, at Ole Miss, Texas A&M, at LSU, Florida

WHERE THEY END UP: Ineligible for postseason

BRIEFLY: The Tigers are playing their SEC tournament now, and it’s not going well. Their eight league losses are by an average of 15.9 points.

Note: RPIs through Thursday.