SEC Tournament Championship Game/Selection Sunday Open Thread

The Wildcats and Gators are squaring off for the conference's auto bid at 1:00 p.m. ET on ABC, so hold onto your hats, Florida and Kentucky fans. I know you're both sweating this one out. Seriously though, I think Florida will take it thanks to a short-handed Kentucky team (probably minus Doron Lamb) being a bit out of sorts. A Kentucky victory wouldn't surprise me though.

In reality, it's Alabama and Georgia fans who are really sweating things out. With teams like Virginia Tech, Penn State, and Clemson likely playing their way into the field this weekend, there's no guarantee that either is getting into the Big Dance. I think Georgia is the likelier team of the two, with a better RPI, no bad losses, and a tougher schedule. Still, Bama went 12-4 in conference and won both head-to-head match ups.

With Duke and UNC battling it out in the ACC Championship game and should-be-in Penn State versus 1-seed Ohio State in the Big Ten final, those games have little bubble implications. The one to watch is the A-10 final between Richmond and Dayton (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS). The Spiders are locks at this point, but the Flyers aren't even a bubble team with a 7-9 conference record. UGA and Bama desperately need Richmond to win that one to keep the available at-large pool from shrinking.

Florida has probably locked in a 3-seed at this point, while Kentucky is either a 3-seed or 4-seed. Vanderbilt has likely moved up to a 5-seed by winning their game against Mississippi State and losing honorably to Florida. Tennessee could be anywhere from a 9-seed to an 11-seed depending on who you ask. The Vols are in, but where they're at is anyone's guess.

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