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Number One. Again.



(Photo via Dr. Michael Huang)

It’s Monday. The polls are out. Kentucky is No. 1.

The Cats received all 31 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll to hold down that top spot for the fifth week in a row. Syracuse, Missouri, Duke and Kansas round out the top 5.

Murray State jumped up two spots to No. 12 thanks to the big win over St. Mary’s and baby bro moved up a spot to No. 17.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

30 responses to “Number One. Again.”

  1. UK

    How do you lose to Syracuse, barely beat Depaul and move up in the rankings?

  2. Chris

    A lot of other teams had multiple or worse losses.

  3. Mark M

    But did you see on Yahoo that mighty Nebraska Omaha has the #1 RPI.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/polls

  4. Mcmermaid

    Who runs point next year for the Cats? Beckham is all we have if Teague and Lamb go pro. Can Goodwin play point. He is listed as a shooting guard. It doesn’t look like Cal is recruiting a point guard. We could be thin at that position next year.

  5. jason ryan

    Does anyone have any idea of how to get ahold of some sec tourney tix besides stub hub or scalping?

  6. Eric

    Ryan harrow will be point. Duh

  7. Tyler

    4 – Ryan Harrow?

  8. GoCats2

    #4 Harrow looks every bit as good as Teague in practice. But thats practice. We’re talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. We’re talking about practice.

  9. Mcmermaid

    Oops. Good call # 6

  10. Young Guy

    Headline should say: “Number One. Still”

  11. UKBrent

    #4 – Polson

  12. Wu Tang Financial

    Teague isn’t going anywhere this year. No way he is ready for the NBA, yet! Hell, Lamb might be back too, and Gilchrist has a lot to work on as well. The only “locks” that are gone are AD, Miller, and Eloy. Honestly, and I’m sure most of you have read or heard as well, Jones has hurt his draft stock so that’s why I think he is certainly not a lock to leave either. Maybe I just have some cautious optimism as fan.

  13. GoCats2

    #12 We have 5 players projected in the top 20 of all Mock Drafts. If Teague is projected in the top 20, trust me he is gone.

  14. WildYoungNCrazy

    how many weeks does this make UK (all time) as being #1?

  15. GBB

    14. Not enough, my friend, not nearly enough….

  16. Your comment is awaiting moderation

    Listen to me…listen to me, this is important … today is Kentucky’s day … they have been voted the number 1 team in the nation … again and still … listen, go crazy Wildcat!

  17. bluefan

    Woo-hoo! Go Cats!

    And I’m pretty excited about Harrow at point next year after seeing him in practice. He’s had a whole year to learn Coach’s system, unlike the previous 3 PGs.

    I will NEVER question John Calipari’s choice of PG!

  18. Mr. Obvious

    Go to http://www.dickvitaleonline.com and vote Coach Cal as COACH OF THE YEAR!!! He is currently leading Murray State’s coach by 5 votes.

  19. C.M. Tomlin

    I love both Dr. Michael Huang’s photography and font choice.

  20. nassau65

    baby bro is on a roll.

  21. Don't come here to often?

    4) I hate to be a douche, but if you’ve looked at this site in the last year or even watched the open practice it is quite clear that Ryan Harrow will be better than Teague.

  22. REAL BLY

    #12….do you even look at mock NBA drafts??

    http://nbadraft.net/2012mock_draft

    See…when you are a top 20 recruit from high school….typically you are a top 20 draft pick…welcome to 2012!!!

  23. Sammydog

    MKG, Teague, Jones, Davis, Lamb are all first round picks according to multiple draft boards. They are all gone. Darius will probably get a look in the 2nd or 3rd round. Eloy will play overseas. Ryan Harrow is our point guard for next year and he should be very good. I don’t get the skepticism about Teague or Lamb. The only way Jones comes back is if he decides he isn’t ready to leave the fun atmosphere of college and go to work. The NBA is a man’s league and Jones is still a boy. Cal probably wouldn’t let him make that decision however because it would not be in his best interest. He could have a career ending injury. You have to take the NBA millions when it is offered.

  24. AGALUMNI

    #23 … There is only 2 rounds in the NBA draft.

  25. tom

    a couple of days ago in one of the comments sections, a number of folks were talking about the seeming national media hate of UK and love of Syracuse. Well, Syracuse has an outstanding broadcast school and tons of sports broadcasting fihures graduated from there.

    Just take a look at the names on this website and you will see. This is just the faces in front of the camera who are Cuse alum…doesn’t count all the technical people, camera guys, producers, executive producers etc whose names we won’t ever know but who shape a lot of what we see and hear on the national sports media.

    Here is the link: http://www.suathletics.com/sports/2007/1/16/sportscasteruniversity.aspx

  26. Ap

    Teague will be back. You guys are forgetting he is already rich. He doesnt have to leave. The only way I see him leaving is if they win the championship, and even then I think he will be back.

  27. UKFan

    Check out this youtube video. The Big Blue Anthem! I think it’s pretty good.

    http://youtu.be/gW3sZ_-HG4g

  28. Pabloco

    Who in the AP keeps giving Syracuse our other two #1 votes?

  29. strange brew

    Louisville shouldn’t even be ranked, more less move up.

  30. Bob

    #28,

    Who stands between Kentucky and a unanimous No. 1 ranking? Sportswriters Nick Jezierny of the Idaho Statesman and Scott Johnson of The Herald of Everett, Wash. Each said last week that their votes for Syracuse as No. 1 should not be interpreted as a belief that the Orange are noticeably superior to UK, which held the No. 2 spot on their ballots.
    “I could probably switch them and go to sleep and not feel guilty,” said Jezierny, who covers Boise State and the Mountain West and Western Athletic conferences. ” … They’re 1 and 1-A. They’re that close.”
    Johnson, who covers Washington, echoed the sentiment.
    “I don’t think anybody can say Kentucky’s résumé is that much better,” he said. “I see arguments for both sides.”
    Jezierny and Johnson noted that Fab Melo did not play in Syracuse’s one loss. That made a difference for both.
    Jezierny acknowledged that he hasn’t watched Kentucky closely since the North Carolina and Indiana games in early December.
    Johnson said that last week’s one-sided victory over Florida made him think about elevating Kentucky to No. 1.
    “I was wavering,” he said.