On Tuesday, the Kentucky Wildcats got their 12th win in 13 games with a 66-58 win over Missouri. One day later, ESPN has updated their odds of winning the SEC.
Per ESPN's Basketball Power Index (BPI), the Wildcats now have a 33-percent chance of winning the SEC. They trail only Tennessee (61-percent) and LSU (45.1-percent) for the top odds.
Kentucky's projected overall record after the win over Missouri is 25.7-5.3 overall. The Wildcats' projected conference record is 14.7-3.3 - just behind LSU.
No other SEC team has greater than a 0.1-percent chance of winning the conference title.
Despite their odds setting them up as the third-best team in the SEC, ESPN's BPI has their seeding in the NCAA tournament much higher.
As of writing, ESPN projects that the Wildcats as a No. 2 seed, with a 68.6-percent chance of making the Sweet 16.
The Wildcats have the sixth-best odds of winning the tournament, with a 3.1-percent chance.
While Tennessee has the better seed in the projection, Kentucky's odds are deemed better overall.
It certainly helps Kentucky's case that they own a win over the Vols from this past weekend. Led by 23 points from P.J. Washington, John Calipari's side blew out the Vols in a 86-69 win.
Tennessee's 69 points in the game were the second fewest they've score all season.