SEC basketball standings after Mississippi State women's basketball beat Florida

Following Mississippi State's win over the Florida Gators, here's what the latest SEC women's basketball standings look like:
Jan 7, 2024; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Sam Purcell
Jan 7, 2024; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Sam Purcell / Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Purcell and his Mississippi State basketball team really needed a solid win on Monday. That's just what the Bulldogs got. Fresh off of a loss to the Tennessee Lady Vols, the Mississippi State women's basketball team bounced back and got a double digit road win over the Florida Gators.

Generally speaking, road wins are good. Road wins against SEC competition? Now, that's even better. Go ahead and make that an SEC double digit victory and we're talking about a good time for just about everyone, all things considered.

Following Mississippi State's 89-77 win over the Gators, the Bulldogs moved up a bit in the SEC basketball standings.

Here's what the SEC women's basketball standings look like right now:

SEC women's basketball standings, 1/24/24

  • South Carolina: 5-0 SEC, 17-0 overall
  • LSU: 5-1 SEC, 18-2 overall
  • Tennessee: 5-1 SEC, 12-6 overall
  • Vanderbilt: 4-2 SEC, 17-3 overall
  • Ole Miss: 3-2 SEC, 13-5 overall
  • Mississippi State: 3-3 SEC, 16-5 overall
  • Texas A&M: 2-3 SEC, 14-4 overall
  • Arkansas: 2-3 SEC, 14-6 overall
  • Kentucky: 2-3 SEC, 9-10 overall
  • Alabama: 2-4 SEC, 15-6 overall
  • Auburn: 2-4 SEC, 13-6 overall
  • Missouri: 2-4 SEC, 11-8 overall
  • Florida: 1-4 SEC, 10-7 overall
  • Georgia: 1-5 SEC, 10-9 overall

Mississippi State women's basketball record

With a road win over the Florida Gators on Monday evening, the Mississippi State women's basketball team improved to 16-5 overall and is now sitting at 3-3 against foes from the Southeastern Conference. So far, MSU's only SEC losses have come against three of the top four teams in the conference.

MSU's losses? Well, South Carolina (who is 5-0 in the SEC), Vanderbilt (who is No. 4 in the SEC), and Tennessee (who is 5-1 in the SEC). Those losses really aren't as bad as they could be. You could also very easily argue that MSU should have at least one of those losses back.

That's really not a bad place to be sitting as Mississippi State is hopeful of making a run once March rolls around. And as it stands at the moment, Sam Purcell's Mississippi State basketball team has a really nice spot to sit in the SEC race. If the Bulldogs can find a way to string together some wins to get out of the logjam that is the middle class of the SEC, then seeding for the SEC Tournament will look pretty good a few weeks down the line.

Florida women's basketball record

As for the Florida Gators? Well, Monday's 89-77 home loss to the Bulldogs drops Florida to just 10-7 overall and the Gators are sitting at 1-4 in SEC action. Florida is sitting at second-to-last in the conference and the Gators definitely face an uphill climb as they try to get this season turned around in a hurry.