Now that the deadline for players to withdraw from the 2022 NBA Draft and return to school has passed, we have a better understanding of what teams will look like during the 2022-23 season.

That means it’s time to update some early rankings, and CBS Sports analyst Gary Parrish updated his Top 25 (And 1) rankings recently.

As you can see below, he has 6 SEC teams in the top 25, led by Kentucky and No. 4 and Arkansas at No. 5:

  • No. 4 — Kentucky
  • No. 5 — Arkansas
  • No. 9 — Tennessee
  • No. 13 — Auburn
  • No. 17 — Texas A&M
  • No. 21 — Alabama

How will those rankings change over the next few months? We’ll see what happens as the transfer portal continues to be a factor for a number of squads in the SEC.