Kentucky Lady Wildcats:
Though UK has managed to hang with both No. 6 Vandy and No. 4 UT in the last week, they remain the bottom of the barrel in the SEC. Given that Kentucky holds only one regular season victory within the conference this season, an upset from the Wildcats is unlikely. Player to Watch: sophomore center SeSe Helms

Ole Miss Lady Rebels:
Ole Miss lives and dies by the three-point shot. When it's on, they can be too. If their shooting falls cold, they're done for the day. The Lady Rebels completed the season at 3-12 in conference play. Player to Watch: senior forward Von Kirk

Auburn Tigers:
An upset in the first round over 6th seed Florida isn't out of the question. Auburn is coming off an upset victory last Thursday against No. 10 South Carolina. If the team can click at the same time, they could be second-round bound. Player to Watch: sophomore forward Le'Coe Willingham

Alabama Crimson Tide:
Strong at home this season but shaky on the road, the Tide will look to finagle a first round victory over Georgia on the neutral court. Bama picked up its most conference victories since the 1998-99 season with seven wins in league play. Good enough to pick up an upset? Depends on the day. Player to Watch: senior guard Shondra Johnson

Georgia Lady Bulldogs:
UGA went from winning the SEC tournament last season to being the No. 8 seed in this year's tournament after losing three pivotal players in the Miller twins and Deanna Nolan. The Lady Bulldogs have been shaky at best this season. Though stacked in the post, Georgia suffers from foul trouble and that eventually costs them. Player to Watch: senior guard Camille Murphy

Arkansas Lady Razorbacks:
Big wins and crazy losses have marred this year's Lady 'Back team. They began the SEC season at 1-5, before running up a consecutive winning streak. After completing the season at 7-7 in league play, Arkansas is looking to make a run in the tournament and possibly an at-large berth into the NCAA tournament. Player to Watch: junior guard India Lewis

Florida Lady Gators:
A roller coaster ride is perhaps the only way to describe the UF season. Though they've compiled an 18-9 record overall, Florida struggled in SEC play, finishing the season at 8-6 overall for the 6th seed. An upset threat if McCain is on but generally only when McCain is on. Player to Watch: senior guard Brandi McCain

Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs:
A good guard will always be the leader of the team. For MSU, freshman guard Tan White has been just that-using sharpshooting and quick hands to give the team another scoring option. Her explosive ability could give the Lady Bulldogs a chance at an upset in Friday's second round. Player to Watch: junior forward LaToya Thomas

LSU Lady Tigers:
If the Lady Tigers stand a chance in the tournament, they will have overcome themselves to do it. LSU remains injury-laden after it saw its fourth player of the season succumb to an ACL tear last week, shortening an already short bench. The Tigers may be too out-matched depth-wise to really pose a threat. Player to Watch: junior center Aiysha Smith

Vanderbilt Commodores:
As junior center Chantelle Anderson goes, so goes Vanderbilt. When the 6-foot-6 Anderson, who shoots a remarkably accurate percentage from the field, is in the game, she almost always dominates it. Anderson, though, has a tendency to commit foolish fouls. When she's on the bench, the team suffers. Player to Watch: junior point guard Ashley McElhiney

South Carolina Lady Gamecocks:
The turnaround in South Carolina from last season to this season is nothing short of remarkable. The Gamecocks stand at 22-5 on the season and ready to pick up their first NCAA bid in years. SC, though, has been struggling of late, playing streaky basketball to close out the season. They beat Vanderbilt earlier in the season, so a trip to the finals is not out of the question. Player to Watch: senior forward Teresa Geter

- Compiled by Angela Williams