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Three SEC teams in this week’s AP Poll

There are only three teams in the poll, but two are in the top five!

NCAA Basketball: Mississippi at Louisiana State Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC was well-represented in this week’s AP Poll, as three schools from the conference cracked this week’s top 25.

While it seemed possible Duke could jump them after a big victory against #3 Virginia, Tennessee stayed atop the poll, receiving 40 of a possible 64 first-place votes. The Vols took care of business last week, defeating Missouri and Florida with relative ease.

The Kentucky Wildcats also stayed in their spot from last week, checking in at number five this week. The ‘Cats look to be a team that’s ready for the postseason, as is often the case at this time of the year. They defeated South Carolina and Mississippi State this week.

Rounding out the SEC’s presence in the poll are the LSU Tigers. LSU picked up wins against Mississippi State and Auburn to jump up two spots to #19.