Guess which spot is us.
–UK keeps its hold on the number one spot for another week, according to the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. Rounding out the top five are Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri, and North Carolina. Nothing at all surprising there. Duke fell from 4th to 9th, and Kansas dropped two spots to wind up in 10th place. Send good vibes UNC’s way this week, as they try to dominate Duke at the Dean Dome (say that ten times fast).
-Not only do the Cats remain atop the national rankings, but to no surprise, they’re also at the top of the SEC Power Rankings on ESPN.com. Filling out the top five, in order from most to least threatening, are Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Alabama. I’m just teasing, none of those teams are really threatening. Bring it.
-Oh, and let’s don’t forget the Bilas Index, which is, according to Jay himself, “without argument, the single most precise, dependable, trustworthy and unfailing measure of the value, worth and achievement of college basketball teams ever devised, contemplated or considered by man or beast.” That sounds like a little bit of narcissism, but I like Jay Bilas, and this week he happens to be absolutely correct in his assessment of the Wildcats, placing them firmly at the top behind Davis’ stellar performances.
-In other, non-poll oriented news, Darius Miller remains atop the “Dunk of the Year” polling on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, and you haven’t voted for him yet, shame on you. It’s not too late, and you can vote once a day. For further motivation: Victor Oladipo’s dunk on us is currently number two. Don’t let him overtake our senior.
–Greg Monroe broke Brandon Knight’s nose. Sick ’em.
-I spent some time at my grandparents’ yesterday (who are the truest of Blue fans you could meet), and my aunt showed us this video of Marlana VanHoose, a young singer who performed the National Anthem at UK Hoops’ game against Ole Miss last Thursday. You need to watch that video, and we really need to figure out a way to get her to do the same thing in Rupp for a home game this season. She’s unreal.
-Duke lost at home.