SEC Basketball: Preseason power rankings for 2023-24 season

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 12: Mark Sears #1 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to scoring a three point basket against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first half during the finals of the 2023 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Carly Mackler/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 12: Mark Sears #1 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to scoring a three point basket against the Texas A&M Aggies in the first half during the finals of the 2023 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 12, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Carly Mackler/Getty Images) /
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Georgia Bulldogs guard Justin Hill (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) /

11. Georgia Bulldogs

Falling short of the Top 10 at the No. 11 spot in our preseason 2023-24 SEC basketball power rankings is Georgia, who enter the second season under head coach Mike White.

The Bulldogs are coming off a season in which they finished with a .500 record, sitting at 16-16 overall, as well as 6-12 in SEC play. This would be Georgia’s highest overall win total since the 2019-20 season, where the Bulldogs would finish with that same 16-16 record.

Averaging 68.5 PPG a year ago, as well as allowing 71.5 PPG to opponents, the Bulldogs are tasked with replacing their top three scorers from last season in Terry Roberts, Kario Oquendo, and Braelen Bridges, with the first two having averaged in double-figures. Also having moved on for Georgia are others that include KyeRon Lindsay, Mardrez McBride, and Jusaun Holt.

Returning for White and Co. this season are the likes of Justin Hill, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Matthew Alexander-Moncrieffe, and Frank Anselem-Ibe, while the Bulldogs have also added multiple names who should make an impact in 2023-24. Included in that group are names such as Niagara transfer Noah Thomasson, VCU transfer Jalen Deloach, and Illinois transfer RJ Melendez, as well as four-star freshmen Blue Cain and Dylan James.

Georgia will open their 2023-24 season November 6 in Las Vegas, NV, as the Bulldogs take on the Oregon Ducks in the Naismith Hall of Fame Series.