Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison (20) shoots over Oregon State center Ruth Hamblin in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 74-63. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

1. South Carolina (12-0)

With Tiffany Mitchell and some Dawn Staley-inspired toughness, the Gamecocks are again the team to beat.

2. Texas A&M (12-2)

If somehow South Carolina were to falter, Courtney Walker and the Aggies are the most likely candidate to take the title.

3. Tennessee (10-2)

The Lady Volunteers aren’t what they have been in years past, but getting Isabelle Harrison back makes them a talented terror for anyone.

4. Kentucky (11-2)

OK, they won’t eclipse UK’s men this season, but Jennifer O’Neill and Azia Bishop are a dangerous duo for anyone.

5. Georgia (12-1)

With Shacobia Barbee and Krista Donald the Lady Bulldogs are enjoying a bit of a revival, but loss to Seton Hall shows their inconsistency.

6. Mississippi State (15-0)

The Bulldogs are the surprise of the SEC, but aside from a November win over West Virginia the nonconference slate hasn’t been a test.

7. Vanderbilt (8-4)

The Commodores have lost four of their past six and could slip further starting SEC play against A&M and Tennessee.

8. Arkansas (10-2)

Jimmy Dykes leaving ESPN to coach the Razorbacks was a shocker, but with Kelsey Brooks scoring and strong rebounding they could pull some upsets.

9. Alabama (11-4)

Ashley Williams and Brianna Hutchen have Bama poised for a return to respectability under Kristy Curry.

10. Auburn (9-4)

One can only hope to see Bruce Pearl make a shirtless, orange-painted appearance courtside.

11. Missouri (10-3)

Dead eye Morgan Eye can burn you from 3-point range, but Mizzou doesn’t have much else.

12. LSU (6-6)

The Lady Tigers could get a big boost if Danielle Ballard returns, but right now this is the weakest LSU team in 20 years.

13. Florida (8-5)

Florida A.D. Jeremy Foley has already booted Will Muschamp and may do the same to Amanda Butler if the Gators don’t improve.

14. Ole Miss (10-3)

Tia Faleru is worth watching, but the rest of the Lady Rebels are still pretty much a project.