SEC Scramble: No. 5 Auburn Leads 4-Way Battle for Top Seed

Bruce Pearl

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates a win over Mississippi after an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Bruce Newman)

Auburn heads into the final weekend of the regular season with a chance to win the Southeastern Conference regular season title outright.

Three other teams are vying for a share.

The fifth-ranked Tigers will claim the No. 1 SEC Tournament seed if they can beat South Carolina. No. 7 Kentucky, No. No. 13 Tennessee and No. 14 Arkansas are all just a game back.

The Volunteers and Razorbacks face off this weekend with a chance to eliminate one contender.

If there’s a three-way tie, the top seed goes to the team with the best head to head record against the other co-champions.

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