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Kentucky falls out of the AP Top 25 again

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After losses to Tennessee and Texas A&M, Kentucky fell out of the AP Top 25 for the second time this season. Last week, the Cats hung tough at No. 24, but the first three-game losing streak of the John Calipari era was enough for AP voters to give them the boot. The Cats received only eight votes, which, honestly, seems pretty fair.

After another raucous week in college basketball, Virginia is the new No. 1 team in the country, followed by Michigan State and Villanova. Auburn fell to No. 10 and Tennessee to No. 18, while Texas A&M jumped back into the poll, coming in at No. 21.

AP Top 25
1 Virginia (30) 23-2 1,557
2 Michigan State (21) 24-3 1,527
3 Villanova (9) 23-2 1,518
4 Xavier (5) 23-3 1,465
5 Cincinnati 23-2 1,359
6 Purdue 23-4 1,269
7 Texas Tech 21-4 1,258
8 Ohio State 22-5 1,094
9 Gonzaga 23-4 1,063
10 Auburn 22-3 1,025
11 Clemson 20-4 945
12 Duke 20-5 942
13 Kansas 19-6 816
14 North Carolina 19-7 763
15 Saint Mary’s 24-3 683
16 Rhode Island 20-3 666
17 Arizona 20-6 594
18 Tennessee 18-6 580
19 Wichita State 19-5 495
20 West Virginia 18-7 339
21 Texas A&M 17-8 241
22 Michigan 20-7 239
23 Oklahoma 16-8 152
24 Nevada 21-5 87
25 Arizona State 19-6 83

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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41 responses to “Kentucky falls out of the AP Top 25 again”

  1. makeitstop

    I get our drop – and would love to know who still thinks we are too 25? But UNC at 14???? Does Roy have pictures of these guys or what??

  2. JDG3566


    1. Eazy

      They are a joke just like the rest of the overrated big 12. SEC is much better and is 12-7 vs them this season. Oklahoma is 0-2 vs the SEC and has 8 losses and they’re still ranked. Ridiculous. We beat WV. Actually UK has 4 wins over top 30 teams. Not nearly as bad as people think.

  3. bobfromcincy

    Kentucky shouldn’t be ranked. They also should not have dropped 13 places. Currently that is the equivalent of them being 37th. You cannot have Oklahoma lose 6 of 8 (4 to unranked opponents) and then stay in top 25 at 23.

    1. BigBlueOnYou

      Oklahoma is loved by the media because of Trae Young. They won’t make it anywhere in March.

    2. Eazy

      It’s ridiculous. We are ahead of both WV and OU in the computers and beat WV on the road. The Big 12 is a joke. So overrated every year and they always choke. The whole conference has 1 title in the last 30 years. Pathetic.

  4. BigBlueNationDude

    New Mexico St, Middle Tennesse and Houston are above us. I thought UK was a power? Great season Cal.

    1. Booby Petrino

      nope, we’re terrible, Cal is terrible and we will never win another game of basketball as long as he’s coach. So you should probably find another team to root for, as Cal isn’t going anywhere soon so we will be going winless all next season.

    2. makeitstop

      Seriously – and again, who’s done better than Cal the last 8 years? Coach K? 2 final fours, won them both (thanks, Roofer). Ole Roy? 2 Final Fours, won one and lost one. We have been 4 times and played for the title twice, and had the best team of the past 25 years. Add in 2 Elite 8’a, one we got the Roofer again. All 3 of those guys win about 77% – they hang a banner once every 5.5 – 9 years and go to the final four about once every 3-4 years over their coaching careers. Actually the past 8 years, Cal has bested them… granted Roy won just before Cal got there but that gives him 3 in 30 years. All good coaches, so as an employer, ur going to tell me u let a guy go with that performance? Find an employer who will do that. Don’t work for them.

    3. BigBlueNationDude

      1 title 10000 nba guys

    4. BlueDew

      All the past looks great. However, this year counts against his U.K. record just the same. We will see what magic Cal can work as a coach after this year is over. Plus, in about 8 weeks we will have a pretty good idea what we have coming back and who will be on campus for next year.

    5. Cryingtheblues

      With the amount of NBA players Kentucky has had in the last 9 years there should have been more NCAA Championship Banners hanging!!

    6. ClutchCargo

      Slater’s lack of knowledge is showing again.

    7. 4everUKblue

      Give UK the bracket dUKe gets every year and we probably win a couple more. Don’t believe me? Go back and compare the brackets.

    8. Cryingtheblues

      If you’re the BEST of the BEST brackets are irrelevant! If you win a Championship you want to BEAT the BEST.

    9. 4everUKblue

      So BBNDude is Slater? How many times is he going to change his handle?

    10. Booby Petrino

      He said he was Slater in another post a while ago. Someone made a dumb comment and someone else replied that he sounded like Slater, and bbndude responded and said “He’s not Slater, I am.” I think KSR eventually blocks his account so he then changes names to get around him…and eventually will be blocked again, etc

  5. luke_emberton

    Virginia loses and goes up a spot? ok

    1. makeitstop

      Who’s better than UVa for the season? It’s not MSU w losses to Duke, early, Ohio State and Michigan at home – they’re good but… Villanova has a bad loss to St John and a loss to Butler, UVa lost two close games AT WVU when they were hot and to VT, on blown free throws by a kid playing w pneumonia. Granted it’s my alma mater but a distant second as a fan, and I think their resume is better than the other top 3 squads.

  6. maximumscott

    Its gonna be a typical Cal team in March. Gonna start clicking here soon. Always happens. They played a great 1st half its just the 2nd half was terrible for 10 mins.

  7. Rixter

    I wonder how long it’s been since the AP Top 10 did not include either Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, or Louisville. Crazy year in college basketball

  8. bigbluenation90

    I still think this team has a shot in March!

    1. runningunnin.454

      Then why did you say over the weekend,
      “The season is over”
      “We are terrible”
      “Won’t win another title as long as Cal is coach” “Can’t get the big recruits, and can’t coach”
      “Tyler Herro is a 0”; that’s good, we haven’t even seen him play yet.

    2. bigbluenation90

      Hey…. hop off my dick

    3. 4everUKblue

      Ouch! RG on it!

    4. Booby Petrino

      this bbn90 person must be related to Slater. Slater’s newest screen name is BigBlueNationDude, this one is bigbluenation90. Maybe they’re brothers, or maybe 90 was just incapable of coming up with a name so he copied Slater’s new name. lol

    5. runningunnin.454

      BBN90, vulgarity is an indication of a small mind…but, we knew that already.

    6. BigBlueNationDude

      Haha. Comedy at its best

  9. tree_gardener

    I? want to know who voted for us.. I? still haven’t given up yet though.

    1. Booby Petrino

      I want to know why all of your sentences have random question marks in them. Weird.

    2. tree_gardener

      It’s some glitch in the keyboard. I? had to change my auto correct settings for some reason lol.

  10. tree_gardener

    Damn it happened again.

    1. Booby Petrino


  11. Matty Arbuckle

    Trying to think of a prior season where UK, UNC, Kansas, and Duke were all outside the Top 10 at the same time.

  12. bigbluenation90

    Hey…. hop off my dick

    1. Booby Petrino

      uh oh, your mommy is going to ground you if she finds out you typed such filth!

  13. bigbluenation90

    Hey Booby are you obsessed with Petrino?

    1. Booby Petrino

      I am Petrino. Booby Petrino. Yes, I’m obsessed with myself. Kinda like you’re obsessed with Brad.

  14. BigBlueOnYou

    Beat auburn and all can be forgiven by the media!

  15. Jimi40

    To be fair i predicted UK would lose by 10 to A&M. Check

    I predict UK will lose 1 Home game & win 1 road game down the stretch.
    3-3 (Alabama loss – Arkansas win)

    I predict UK will lose in SEC Tournament in quarterfinals

    I predicted UK would be an 8 seed or higher going into the NCAA Tournament.

    I predicted UK would lose in the Sweet 16

    I will copy paste this in appropriate posts to follow my own predictions with links for the remainder of the season.

    Prove me wrong Cats!!!

    1. BigBlueNationDude

      Good for you. I said 10+ losses and 8+ seed in October before the 1st game.