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SEC Basketball Power Rankings

Scott Utterback/Courier Journal , Louisville Courier Journal via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The NBA Draft early-entry withdrawal deadline provided coaches and fans a clearer picture of college basketball rosters heading into the 2021-22 season.

Here is how the SEC stacks up after the withdrawal deadline.

1 Kentucky

Projected Starting 5:

1 TyTy Washington (Fr.) -- 2021 #12 recruit (247 composite rankings)

2 Davion Mintz (Sr.) -- 11.5 ppg

3 Kellan Grady (Sr.) -- Davidson Transfer

4 Keion Brooks (Jr.) -- 10.3 ppg

5 Oscar Tshiebwe (Jr.) -- West Virginia Transfer

Key Reserves: Sahvir Wheeler (Georgia Transfer), Jacob Toppin, Daimion Collins (2021 #13 recruit)

2 Alabama

Projected Starting 5:

1 Jahvon Quinerly (Jr.) -- 12.9 ppg

2 JD Davison (Fr.) -- 2021 #10 recruit (247 composite rankings)

3 Jaden Shackelford (Jr.) -- 14.0 ppg

4 Noah Gurley (Sr.) -- Furman Transfer

5 Charles Bediako (Fr.) -- 2021 #32 recruit

Key Reserves: Nimari Burnett (Texas Tech Transfer), Keon Ellis, Juwan Gary

3 Auburn

Projected Starting 5:

1 Zep Jasper (Sr.) -- College of Charleston Transfer

2 K.D. Johnson (So.) -- Georgia Transfer

3 Allen Flanigan (Jr.) -- 14.3 ppg

4 Jabari Smith (Fr.) -- 2021 #4 recruit (247 composite rankings)

5 Walker Kessler (So.) -- North Carolina Transfer

Key Reserves: Wendell Green (Eastern Kentucky Transfer), Devan Cambridge, Jaylin Williams

4 Arkansas

Projected Starting 5:

1 Chris Lykes (Sr.) -- Miami (FL) Transfer

2 Devo Davis (So.) -- 8.5 ppg

3 JD Notae (Sr.) -- 12.8 ppg

4 Au'Diese Toney (Sr.) -- Pittsburgh Transfer

5 Jaylin Williams (So.) -- 3.7 ppg

Key Reserves: Trey Wade (Wichita State Transfer) Stanley Umude (South Dakota Transfer), Connor Vanover

5 Tennessee

Projected Starting 5:

1 Kennedy Chandler (Fr.) -- 2021 #6 recruit (247 composite rankings)

2 Santiago Vescovi (Jr.) -- 8.7 ppg

3 Victor Bailey (Sr.) -- 10.9 ppg

4 Josiah-Jordan James (Jr.) -- 8.0 ppg

5 John Fulkerson (Sr.) -- 9.5 ppg

Key Reserves: Justin Powell (Auburn Transfer), Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (2021 #23 recruit), Olivier Nkamhoua

6 LSU

Projected Starting 5:

1 Xavier Pinson (Jr.) -- Missouri Transfer

2 Adam Miller (So.) -- Illinois Transfer

3 Tari Eason (So.) -- Cincinnati Transfer

4 Darius Days (Sr.) -- 11.5 ppg

5 Efton Reid (Fr.) -- 2021 #24 recruit (247 composite rankings)

Key Reserves: Eric Gaines, Josh LeBlanc, Tari Eason (Cincinnati Transfer)

7 Mississippi State

Projected Starting 5:

1 Iverson Molinar (So.) -- 16.7 ppg

2 Rocket Watts (Jr.) -- Michigan State Transfer

3 Cameron Matthews (So.) -- 2.7 ppg

4 DJ Jeffries (Jr.) -- Memphis Transfer

5 Garrison Brooks (Sr.) -- North Carolina Transfer

Key Reserves: Shakeel Moore (NC State Transfer), Derek Fountain, Tolu Smith

8 Florida

Projected Starting 5:

1 Tyrone Appleby (Sr.) -- 11.3 ppg

2 Myreon Jones (Sr.) -- Penn State Transfer

3 Phlandrous Fleming (Sr.) -- Charleston Southern Transfer

4 CJ Felder (Jr.) -- Boston College Transfer

5 Colin Castleton (Sr.) -- 12.4 ppg

Key Reserves: Brandon McKissic (Kansas City Transfer), Kowacie Reeves (2021 #39 recruit), Anthony Duruji

*Keyontae Johnson is awaiting medical clearance to play. His addition would make put Florida higher in rankings

9 Ole Miss

Projected Starting 5:

1 Daeshun Ruffin (Fr.) -- 2021 #49 recruit

2 Jarkel Joiner (Sr.) -- 12.0 ppg

3 Luis Rodriguez (Jr.) -- 7.6 ppg

4 Robert Allen (Sr.) -- 3.6 ppg

5 Nysier Brooks (Sr.) -- Miami (FL) Transfer

Key Reserves: Tye Fagan (Georgia Transfer), Matthew Murrell, Jaemyn Brakefield (Duke Transfer)

10 Texas A&M

Projected Starting 5:

1 Marcus Williams (So.) -- Wyoming Transfer

2 Manny Obaseki (Fr.) -- 2021 #31 recruit

3 Jordan Hall (So.) -- St. Joseph's Transfer

4 Quenton Jackson (Sr.) -- 10.4 ppg

5 Henry Coleman (So.) -- Duke Transfer

Key Reserves: Andre Gordon, Hassan Diarra, Ethan Henderson (Arkansas Transfer)

11 South Carolina

Projected Starting 5:

1 Chico Carter (Jr.) -- Murray State Transfer

2 Jermaine Couisnard (Jr.) -- 10.1 ppg

3 James Reese (Sr.) -- North Texas Transfer

4 Keyshawn Bryant (Sr.) -- 14.4 ppg

5 Wildens Leveque (Jr.) -- 6.1 ppg

Key Reserves: Erik Stevenson (Wichita State Transfer), AJ Wilson (George Mason Transfer), Tre-Vaughn Minott

12 Vanderbilt

Projected Starting 5:

1 Scottie Pippen Jr. (Jr.) -- 20.8 ppg

2 Rodney Chatman (Sr.) -- Dayton Transfer

3 Jordan Wright (Jr.) -- 8.7 ppg

4 Myles Stute (So.) -- 3.9 ppg

5 Liam Robbins (Sr.) -- Minnesota Transfer

Key Reserves: Shane Dezonie (2021 #95 recruit), Trey Thomas, Terren Frank (TCU Transfer)

13 Missouri

Projected Starting 5:

1 Amari Davis (Jr.) -- Green Bay Transfer

2 DaJuan Gordon (Jr.) -- Kansas State Transfer

3 Javon Pickett (Sr.) -- 6.2 ppg

4 Kobe Brown (Jr.) -- 8.0 ppg

5 Ronnie DeGray (So.) -- UMass Transfer

Key Reserves: Anton Brookshire (2021 #140 recruit), Jarron Coleman (Ball State Transfer), Jordan Wilmore

14 Georgia

Projected Starting 5:

1 Aaron Cook (Sr.) -- Samford Transfer

2 Kario Oquendo (Fr.) -- 2021 unranked recruit (247 composite rankings)

3 Jabari Abdur-Rahim (So.) -- Virginia Transfer

4 Jailyn Ingram (Sr.) -- Florida Atlantic Transfer

5 PJ Horne (Sr.) -- 8.5 ppg

Key Reserves: Christian Wright (2021 #204 recruit) Noah Baumann (USC Transfer), Dalen Ridgnal