Dick Vitale expects Bill Self to have another strong Kansas team, especially with the return of Udoka Azubuike. How strong? The Jayhawks top Vitale's preseason top 40.
Former SEC Player of the Year Chris Lofton was honored during halftime at Jordan-Hare Stadium for his triumph over cancer, alongside his former coach Bruce Pearl.
Texas guard Andrew Jones, who had been regaining his strength after returning to practice following treatment for leukemia, suffered a fracture toe during practice.
Transfer Mustapha Heron, who averaged 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for Auburn last season, received a waiver to play immediately for St. John's.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks about how good his team could be defensively and the impact of Reid Travis this season.
SEC Now takes a look into how the Wildcats are kicking off basketball season with Big Blue Madness.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|6||Michigan StMSU||Big Ten||30-5||6||60||7||13|
|9||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||26-11||9||12||14||28|
|11||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||27-10||11||7||10||31|
|17||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||25-9||17||35||16||19|
|20||Penn StatePSU||Big Ten||26-13||20||56||34||71|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).