The Southeastern Conference is wide open this and six teams are within two games of the conference lead at this point. LSU are still unbeaten in conference play and top the standing at 6-0, but Kentucky is right behind them at 5-1. Florida, Alabama, Auburn, and Tennessee are all right there as well sitting at 4-2 in SEC play. Six teams may technically be in the running, but this seems like a race between LSU, Kentucky, Florida and Auburn – I do not see Tennessee and Alabama sticking around much longer.
Odds to win SEC – as of 1/26/2020 (odds via Draft Kings)
- Kentucky +200
- Auburn +300
- LSU +500
- Tennessee +650
- Florida +700
- Arkansas +1600
- Mississippi State +1600
- Alabama +3000
- Georgia +3000
- South Carolina +5000
- Texas A&M +5000
- Missouri +15000
- Ole Miss +15000
- Vanderbilt +20000
LSU is 6-0 in conference play with wins over two of the better teams in the SEC, Florida and Tennessee, and have a pretty favorable schedule the rest of the way. The Tigers go to Auburn on February 8th and should be 9-0 in the conference by that game. After the Auburn game LSU will still have to travel to Florida, Arkansas and Alabama, but do get to face Kentucky in Baton Rouge. LSU has a real shot at winning the SEC regular season title.
Kentucky has a bad loss at South Carolina, but still sit in good position to win the SEC if they can beat LSU on the road. The Wildcats still have to go to LSU, Tennessee and Florida, but do get Florida and Auburn at home. Don’t be surprised if Kentucky runs the table, or loses just one game, the rest of the way.
Florida was a much hyped team heading into the season, so I feel like I need to include them in this article as the talent is there. The Gators are coming off a tough road loss to LSU, before their recent loss at #1 Baylor, and have also lost at Missouri, so the Gators on the road is a problem. Florida still has to go to Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, so they at a minimum will most likely have five losses which would eliminate them from contention.
Auburn was one of the final unbeaten teams in the country, but two consecutive road losses have put them behind in the SEC race. The Tigers are another team that has road problems and they still have to go to Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. They also have to host Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee, so it is all there for the Tigers to take.
I would love to go LSU at +500, but I am going to go with the boring answer and pick Kentucky +200 to win the SEC regular season.