I don't think any of us saw South Carolina's impressive start coming. 2 wins over top 25 teams and a very favorable non-conference schedule coming up puts them in a great position to make the NCAA tournament assuming they play at least .500 ball in the conference.
Elsewhere... lots of 'meh' for the conference. Kentucky got surprised by UCLA, but we know they'll be top 5 when their players mesh. Florida will be tested this week (Duke and @ FSU) so we should know if they're contenders or pretenders. Auburn has a pre-Christmas showdown with Oklahoma and @ UConn so we will see if Bruce Pearl's magic is for real on the Plains.
Other than that... not getting a good vibe about the conference as a whole.
I predict we'll have 4 teams in the NCAA Tournament with one of them being the conference tournament champ:
I'll be touring Eugene this weekend and hopefully bringing back a W, but not expecting it. This board might get more photos of the Oregon coastline, Corvalis, the beer pubs in Portland, and the city of Eugene from me.