NCAA Basketball: How do the Hogs Stack Up? [Update 12/28]

Dec 28, 2017

by Chase Gage

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Next up, SEC play. Tennessee will visit the Basketball Palace of Mid-America this weekend in what could shape up to be a defining game for both teams.

I wrote this article before the CSU Bakersfield game on Dec. 27, but have now updated it to include all non-conference games leading up to SEC play to paint a clearer picture.

The Hogs currently sit at 10-2 before their SEC-opening showdown with 19th-ranked Tennessee at Bud Walton Arena.

Before we look at the rest of the league, let us first examine the Arkansas resume.


Just Win Baby

Big Wins: Margin of Victory
Oklahoma 9
UConn 35
Minnesota 16
Other Wins:
Samford 39
Bucknell 28
Fresno State 8
Colorado State 26
Troy 25
Oral Roberts 35
 CSU Bakersfield  27
Losses:
North Carolina 19
Houston 26

 

Margin of Victory:

Wins by:
20+ Points 7
30+ Points 3
Games With:
80+ Points 10
90+ Points 8
100+ Points

3

*Outscoring opponents at Bud Walton by 179 points (25.6 ppg)

Versus the SEC

SEC Standings (No Conference Games)

Team Overall Record
Auburn 11-1
Texas A&M 11-1
Miss State 11-1
Arkansas 10-2
Georgia 9-2
Kentucky 9-2
Tennessee 9-2
Missouri 10-3
South Carolina 9-3
LSU 8-3
Alabama 8-4
Florida 8-4
Ole Miss 7-5
Vanderbilt 5-7

 

BPI Rankings

Team BPI Rank (Top 60)
Arkansas 24 (prev 22)
Texas A&M 25 (prev 20)
Tennessee 28 (prev 34)
Auburn 34 (prev 36)
Florida 35 (prev 33)
Kentucky 38 (prev 35)
Missouri 46 (prev 41)
Alabama 60 (prev 48)

RPI Rankings

Team RPI Rank (Top 50)
Texas A&M 5 (prev 6)
Tennessee 7 (prev 12)
Arkansas 10 (prev 11)
Missouri 14 (prev 3)
Auburn 24 (prev 26)
Kentucky 26 (prev 19)
Alabama 27 (prev 21)
South Carolina 39 (prev 40)
Georgia 45 (prev NA)

SOS Rankings

The Strength of Schedule rankings can be a bit off this time of year. The algorithms show favor to smaller schools that play Power Five competition. For example, 0-13 Texas Southern is ranked No. 1 in SOS. Only three SEC teams fell in the Top 50, and only five in the Top 100. So, take these with a grain of salt. They will change drastically once conference play starts.

Team SOS Rank (Top 100)
Tennessee 9 (prev 16)
Florida 26 (prev 18)
Vanderbilt 31 (prev 23)
Texas A&M 62 (prev 48)
Alabama 75 (prev NA)

*Arkansas dropped from 77 to 107

If the Tournament Started Today

This one is even more out there than the SOS. These rankings are based on if the NCAA Tournament selection was today before conference play starts. These rankings are most likely to fluctuate the most compared to the others. This simply gives us an idea of how well fellow SEC teams have done in the non-conference season. Take these with an even bigger grain of salt because they basically mean nothing at this point. They are interesting, though.

Team Seed Overall Seed
Texas A&M 2 6 (prev 5)
Tennessee 3 (prev 4) 11 (prev 15)
Auburn 5 (prev 6) 19 (prev 21)
Arkansas 6 22 (prev 24)
Georgia 7 27
Kentucky 8 (prev 5) 29 (prev 17)
Mississippi State 11 (prev NA) 42 (prev NA)

 

*All rankings via ESPN.com as of December 28, 2017.

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