Kentucky’s currently ranked sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls, but if you ask ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, they’re among the nation’s top three teams. Bilas boosted the Cats to number three in his latest “Bilas Index,” behind Villanova and UCLA.
“The Wildcats have scored at least 100 points five times this season. That’s more than they recorded in the previous four seasons combined (four). Kentucky is averaging 94.2 points per game, second in the nation (Citadel leads at 97.2). That would be the third-highest scoring average in program history (96.8 in 1969-70 and 95.4 in 1970-71).”
Here’s his complete top ten:
4. North Carolina
6. West Virginia
10. Florida State
Where’s Duke, Bilas’ alma mater? Twelfth, right behind Louisville. Bilas has been all about the Blue Devils for most of the season, but even he can’t ignore their embarrassing 16-point loss to Florida State.