this is where our garbage pre-conference schedule really hurts. going by cbs rpi (it may be wrong) we played #1 arizona, but we also played #266, #284, and #320. we are clearly a team that would be hard for anyone to beat right now, but our strength of schedule is ranked #59. other than tennessee having a SOS of #51, we have the worst SOS in the SEC by a very long way. it is pretty stupid, but the selection committee is big on strength of schedule. hopefully the way we finish weighs more than the schedule compared to other sec teams. despite being a game better in the sec than bama, they played a tougher schedule and that could hurt us. that's why beating vandy is huge. if bama and lsu both win one game in the sec tourney, it may get kind of crazy.