2. Kentucky Wildcats
Previous Ranking: 1
Dropping a spot out of the No. 1 ranking to No. 2 is the Kentucky Wildcats, who have continued to have a strong start to the 2023-24 season. After a 6-1 start to the year, the Wildcats would suffer a home loss at UNC Wilmington, but have since bounced back with four-straight wins over Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Louisville, and Illinois State to enter SEC play on a four-game winning streak.
Now sitting at 10-2 overall, Kentucky will open SEC play Saturday on the road at Florida. Kentucky will also host Missouri next week, as well as travel to Texas A&M.
1. Tennessee Volunteers
Previous Ranking: 3
Taking over the No. 1 ranking in our 2023-24 SEC basketball power rankings entering conference play are the Tennessee Volunteers, who move up two spots from No. 3. After a 4-3 start to the year, Tennessee has since won six-straight games over George Mason, Illinois, Georgia Southern, NC State, Tarleton State, and Norfolk State, meaning that the Volunteers will enter SEC play on a six-game winning streak.
Now sitting at 10-3 overall, Tennessee will open SEC play Saturday at home against Ole Miss. The Volunteers will also travel to both Mississippi State and Georgia next week.