The Georgia Bulldogs were 15-17 last season, but they did manage to finish with an SEC record of 9-9. Unfortunately, they will be challenged right away once SEC play begins in the 2013-14 college basketball season.
The Bulldogs will open up SEC play against the Missouri Tigers. Missouri may be losing some talent, but it should still compete in the SEC. Plus, that game will be played on the road for Georgia.
The next game will be played against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama did not make the NCAA tournament last year, but it still finished with a 12-6 SEC record, which was good enough for second place (tied) in the conference standings. The Crimson Tide have the talent to be ranked in the upcoming season.
Georgia will take on the Florida Gators next and then it will get a semi-break against the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Bulldogs will have to travel to Florida, which makes that contest that much tougher. The Gators should enter the season by being ranked in the top 10. They have made the Elite Eight three seasons in a row and they will easily be good enough to win the SEC title in the 2013-14 season.
As for Georgia, it loses its best player in Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. He averaged 18.5 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game and two steals per game last season. He will be greatly missed and it will be interesting to see how the Bulldogs do without him.
Whether the case, Georgia will have three tough games to start off SEC play. Winning just one of those games would be a plus.