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ESPN Releases SEC Tournament Prediction

Mississippi State's mascot at a basketball game.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 08: The Mascot for the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the first round of the SEC Basketball Tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The 2018 SEC Tournament will begin one week from tomorrow at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the first time the event has been held there.

Kentucky has won the last three SEC Tournaments and has played in seven of the last eight title games. The Wildcats basically run things in the league, but they have been up-and-down this season and won't be the favorite in St. Louis.

Auburn is in first place in the league, and the upstart Tigers will be considered the favorites. Tennessee looks like the No. 2 seed, but things get dicey beyond that with four schools sitting at 9-7 in league play and two others at 8-8.

ESPN has already rolled out its prediction for the SEC Tournament. The worldwide leader isn't rolling with one of the favorites.

College basketball writer Jeff Borzello is going with Florida, which is right now sixth in the SEC standings.

"Nothing goes according to plan in the SEC, and Florida still has the talent to beat anyone in the league if its outside shots are falling," Borzello wrote. "The Gators struggled mightily for most of the past month, but they have plenty of shot-makers and are a better defensive team than given credit for."

The Gators certainly have the talent to make a run next week. In fact, Florida is a dangerous team in March period if it clicks the way it did early in the season.

The SEC Tournament begins next Wednesday and runs until Sunday.

Who is your pick to win it?