Possible scenarios in which LSU could earn a top-four seed and double-bye for the SEC men’s basketball tournament to be played March 9-13 in Nashville, Tenn. LSU can be no lower than the No. 5 seed.

Seeds and records are current through games of Wednesday night.

Seeds/Record: 1, Texas A&M, 12-5. 2, Kentucky, 12-5. 3, LSU, 11-6. 4, Vanderbilt, 11-6. 5, South Carolina, 10-6.

Notes: Texas A&M holds the tiebreaker with a win in its only head-to-head meeting with Kentucky; LSU won its only head-to-head meeting with Vanderbilt. ... South Carolina hosts Georgia on Thursday. If South Carolina defeats Georgia, the Gamecocks would be No. 3, LSU No. 4 and Vanderbilt No. 5 going into the final playing date Saturday.

Scenario 1

LSU finishes in a five-way tie for first place.

HERE’S HOW: LSU beats Kentucky, Vanderbilt beats Texas A&M, South Carolina wins last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Won-loss percentage of teams tied with LSU against each other (in parentheses if applicable).

SEEDS: 1, South Carolina, 12-6 (3-1/.750). 2, LSU, 12-6 (4-2/.667). 3, Vanderbilt, 12-6 (3-3/.500). 4, Kentucky, 12-6 (2-4/.333). 5, Texas A&M, 12-6 (1-4/.200).

Scenario 2

LSU finishes in a four-way tie for first place.

HERE’S HOW: LSU beats Kentucky, Vanderbilt beats Texas A&M, South Carolina splits last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Won-loss percentage of teams tied with LSU against each other (in parentheses if applicable).

SEEDS: 1, LSU, 12-6 (4-1/.800). 2, Vanderbilt, 12-6 (3-2/.600). 3, Texas A&M, 12-6 (1-3/.250). 4, Kentucky, 12-6 (1-4/.200). 5, South Carolina, 11-7.

Scenario 3

LSU finishes in a three-way tie for second place.

HERE’S HOW: LSU beats Kentucky, Texas A&M beats Vanderbilt, South Carolina wins last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Won-loss percentage of teams tied with LSU against each other (in parentheses if applicable).

SEEDS: 1, Texas A&M, 13-5. 2, LSU, 12-6 (2-1/.667). 3, South Carolina, 12-6 (1-1/.500). 4, Kentucky, 12-6 (1-2/.333). 5, Vanderbilt, 11-7.

Scenario 4

LSU finishes in a two-way tie for third place.

HERE’S HOW: Kentucky beats LSU, Texas A&M beats Vanderbilt, South Carolina loses last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Head-to-head meeting with Vanderbilt.

SEEDS: 1, Texas A&M, 13-5. 2, Kentucky, 13-5. 3, LSU, 11-7. 4, Vanderbilt, 11-7. 5, TBD.

Scenario 5

LSU finishes in a three-way tie for third place.

HERE’S HOW: Kentucky beats LSU, Texas A&M beats Vanderbilt, South Carolina splits last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Won-loss percentage of teams tied with LSU against each other (in parentheses if applicable).

SEEDS: 1, Texas A&M, 13-5. 2, Kentucky, 13-5. 3, South Carolina, 11-7 (2-0/1.000). 4, LSU, 11-7 (1-1/.500). 5, Vanderbilt, 11-7 (0-2/.000)

Scenario 6

LSU finishes in a two-way tie for fourth place.

HERE’S HOW: Kentucky beats LSU, Texas A&M beats Vanderbilt, South Carolina wins last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: Head-to-head meeting with Vanderbilt.

SEEDS: 1, Texas A&M, 13-5. 2, Kentucky, 13-5. 3, South Carolina, 12-6. 4, LSU, 11-7. 5, Vanderbilt, 11-7.

Scenario 7

LSU finishes in fifth place.

HERE’S HOW: Kentucky beats LSU, Vanderbilt beats Texas A&M, South Carolina wins last two games against Georgia and Arkansas.

FORMULA: LSU finishes in solo fifth.

SEEDS: 1, Kentucky, 13-5. 2, South Carolina, 12-6. 3, Vanderbilt, 12-6. 4, Texas A&M, 12-6. 5, LSU, 11-7

— Sheldon Mickles