Post Spring Power Rankings for the SEC Football Teams

Jan 18, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey presents
Jan 18, 2020; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey presents / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
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13. Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats will always be either really impressive or a little underwhelming with Mark Stoops at the helm but, they always seem to be in big games. The Wildcats have to replace starting quarterback Devin Leary and once again turn to the transfer portal to start Georgia transfer Brock Vandagriff who's yet to start a game.

Defensively, the Wildcats landed a Georgia Transfer as well in Jamon Dumas-Johnson a former first-team All-American linebacker that will anchor this defense. The Wildcats will likely be the team that can take the biggest jump if Vandagriff plays to his recruiting profile but, for now it's hard to be too high on the Wildcats.

12. South Carolina

After a disappointing 5-7 season, Shane Beamer's seat may be a little warmer than he'd like heading into 2024. Outside of Xavier Legette and Spencer Rattler, the Gamecocks return a ton of talent from their 2023 season. Shane Beamer has done a good enough job recruiting in conference but, he needs to start stacking winning seasons.

The Gamecocks' success this year will come down to how ready Lanorris Sellers is to lead this offense. Sellers played sparingly as a true freshman but, South Carolina feels great about him going into the 2024 season as their starting quarterback. The concern for Sellers is the lack of receiving talent that South Carolina brings back as outside of Leggette their top receiver had just 312 yards.

11. Auburn Tigers

Heading into year two of the Hugh Freeze Era, it feels like the Tigers are a year away from competing for the SEC and a National Championship. Freeze just brought in a top-ten recruiting class with several pieces that will be the core of the next great Auburn Team. Players like Cam Coleman and Amaris Williams are talented enough to be key pieces in year one while Auburn should look to get Freshman QB Walker White some game experience. If Auburn is going to exceed expectations it's because Payton Thorne takes a massive jump with some revamped weapons to throw to.

10. Florida Gators

While Billy Napier enters what could be the season that decides his job, the Gators are suited for a decent enough season. The Gators compared to the teams behind them have two quarterbacks capable of leading solid seasons in Graham Mertz and DJ Lagway. Through two seasons, Napier is 11-14 with a 6-10 record in the SEC as his record is starting to look like Dan Mullen's. If Napier can't find a way to make a jump in 2024 it could be the end of the road for him three seasons in.