Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SEC Oddity

According to Eddie Timanus of USA TODAY, "the Southeastern Conference has no (men's basketball) teams ranked for the first time since USA TODAY began administering the poll in the 1991-92 season."

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings discussed the topic during his weekly interview with the 104.5 Wake Up Zone:

"I can't remember a time in the 10 years that I've been in the league where that would have been the case. Our league's gotten off to a slow start. We've had a lot of turnover in our league. We've got a league with a lot of young players including us. It's just kind of the way it is. I still think come NCAA Tournament time, our teams will fare well in the tournament and we'll represent ourselves very well, but it is very unusual for us to be in that situation."

Arkansas (12-2), Tennessee (10-4) and Florida (14-2) are just outside the poll in the "others receiving votes" section.

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