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4 Most Overrated SEC Basketball Teams Entering Heart of Conference Schedule

John Calipari, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans
Kentucky Wildcats HC John Calipari | Andy Lyons/Getty Images

College basketball hasn't garnered much national attention just yet, but that narrative is about to change with conference play getting underway.

If the opening months have taught us anything, it's that there will continue to be a consistent alteration at the top of the rankings. Nobody is safe.

Let's keep this particular conversation, however, centered on the SEC -- particularly the conference's most overrated sides that will be exposed in the weeks to come with conference play getting underway.

4. Arkansas

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Texas A&M v Arkansas | Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Razorbacks' surprisingly hot 12-1 start earned them the No. 25 spot in the latest rankings. It's a drastic improvement from their underwhelming 17-15 mark last season that saw them miss out on the NCAA Tournament, but don't let it deceive you. Arkansas' first game as a ranked side this season ended in a loss to LSU to drop them to 12-2. This is a team that could get exposed, and soon.

3. Georgia

Anthony Edwards
Georgia star guard Anthony Edwards | Christian Petersen/Getty Images

When you have a player as coveted as Anthony Edwards, you can beat any team on any given night. That's the prominent problem with Tom Crean and the Bulldogs: they are too reliant on Edwards. Georgia had Kentucky on the ropes mid-week but failed to finish the job at home. A proper side ready to wreak havoc in the SEC would have done just that. While Edwards is a star in the making, he can't carry this Georgia team alone.

2. Florida Gators

Keyontae Johnson, Tre Mann, Scottie Lewis
Utah State v Florida | Michael Reaves/Getty Images

There haven't been many programs more inconsistent than Florida this season, and they should be thanking their lucky stars that they managed to poach Kerry Blackshear from Virginia Tech this offseason. When he is neutralized, the Gators falter. Florida may be off to a 2-0 start in SEC play, but they already have four losses on their resume -- including indefensible ones to Utah State and UConn.

1. Kentucky Wildcats

Ashton Hagans, John Calipari
Missouri v Kentucky | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

It's only fitting that the inconsistent theme of this list ends with Kentucky, who sit at 11-3 (2-0 in SEC) through 14 games. John Calipari's squad has managed to dispose of two teams ranked inside the top-three: Michigan State and Louisville. But, they've also lost to Evansville at home in one of the most stunning upsets in recent memory, and a mundane Utah team. If that doesn't reek of overrated, we don't know what does. The Wildcats are as unstable as any team in the country.