The 2019-20 season was subpar for the Southeastern Conference. Before COVID-19 hit, the SEC was likely to have only four teams in the NCAA tournament. The conference had no teams in the KenPom top 25, and regular-season champion Kentucky was the only team projected to have a protected seed (No. 4). However, the SEC could see a bit of a resurgence this year because the conference encompasses six of the top-12 recruiting classes for 2020, according to 247 Sports — No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Tennessee, No. 6 LSU, No. 8 Arkansas, No. 9 Auburn and No. 12 Alabama.