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The number in front of the team's name is where the team stands as far as the SEC Tournament is concerned after Saturday's game. I didn't take into account division champions, otherwise, Arkansas would be ranked the number 2 team since they are leading the Western Division. Of the teams that have the same record, I took into account how they did against each other or how their division records were as a way to determine who would be rated the highest.
What are the chances for each team to receive an NCAA Regional bid:
I gave each team a rating of 1 through 12 based on how they did in each of the criteria above. The team with the best record received a 1, the team with the worst received a 12. I then added the totals for all the criteria and the team with the lowest number was rated as having the best chance of making NCAA postseason and the team with the highest number was rated the 12th best chance of making the NCAA postseason.
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