Discussing UGA’s SEC tournament seed scenarios

Florida secured the SEC regular season title with their 64-52 win over Alabama on Saturday. The victory also assures the Gators of the 1-seed in this year’s conference tournament, meaning they will take on the winner of the 8/9 game on Friday afternoon in Nashville.

With only one week of the regular season remaining, Georgia (14-15,8-8) is currently residing in the 8th spot in the league. Were the conference tourney to begin today, the Dawgs would take on LSU on Thursday and the winner would earn a rematch with Florida.

Current SEC Standings
Florida 13-3
Alabama 11-5
Kentucky 11-5
Ole Miss 10-6
Missouri 10-6
Arkansas 9-7
Tennessee 9-7
Georgia 8-8
LSU 8-8
Vanderbilt 7-9
Texas A&M 7-9
Auburn 3-13
Mississippi St. 3-13
South Carolina 3-13

UGA plays Kentucky at home on Thursday before traveling to Tuscaloosa to challenge Alabama in their regular season finale.

The highest that Georgia could finish this season is 6th in the league. For this to occur, the Dawgs must win out this week and get some help from Arkansas and Tennessee – Arkansas drops consecutive games at Missouri (possible) as well as their home final against Texas A&M (maybe impossible), and Tennessee manages to lose a game to either Auburn or Missouri.

Should Georgia drop both contests this week to UK and Bama, the Dawgs could plummet all the way to the 11-seed, assuming that both Vandy and the Aggies win each of its remaining games and LSU wins one. While UGA could probably win a game or two playing the 14-seed and then potentially the 6-seed, Georgia would likely be dog-tired (pun intended) by the time Friday rolled around, where they would be playing a well-rested 3-seed team (again, assuming UGA won both the 1st and 2nd round games).

If the Dawgs split games this week – which seems like the most probable result – Georgia would be in a thick of a race between UT, LSU and Vandy, with the 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-seeds at stake.

I think that this Bulldog team has the ability to make a run in this year’s SEC tournament, especially considering their road pedigree in league play. However, should UGA land in the 8/9 game, it would take an incredible effort for the Dawgs to beat the league’s best team on zero days rest.

Let’s all hope for the 6-, 7- or 10-seed.

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2 thoughts on “Discussing UGA’s SEC tournament seed scenarios

  1. Hey Hoop,
    As jumbled as the SEC is at this point, a seeding post might make more sense on Friday. Its a crazy league this year, and I’ll just say that a darkhorse is going to have to win the SEC tournament,I fear, for the league to get four slots in the dance.

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    1. I couldn’t wait to start looking at potential match ups 🙂

      Andy Katz had something nice to say about Georgia on his blog today:

      ” Kentucky has one of the hardest remaining schedules for a bubble team. Winning at Georgia may be as tough as beating Florida at home.”

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