The NCAA has released their latest NET rankings. This time, the Cats move up to the No. 10 spot on the list. That’s a one-spot improvement from the previous ranking of No. 11.
Duke currently controls the top spot, with Virginia and Michigan coming in at No. 2 and 3, respectively. Take a look at the top-1o list here, courtesy of @marchmadness on Twitter.
Kentucky’s two most recent opponents both come in behind the Cats: North Carolina is now No. 15 (previously No. 16); Louisville is now No. 27 (previously No. 26). Seton Hall is now in the No. 42 spot.
Here’s a look at the rest of the SEC:
#17: Mississippi State
#46: Ole Miss
#65: Alabama (Kentucky’s upcoming opponent)
#110: Texas A&M
#214: South Carolina
A reminder on how the “NCAA Evaluation Tool” works:
The NET rankings take into account game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and the quality of wins and losses.
Game date and game order are NOT used in the formula, in order to give equal importance to both early and late-season games.
A cap of 10 points is applied to the winning margin to prevent rankings from encouraging unsportsmanlike play (meaning, a 34-point loss doesn’t necessarily hurt Kentucky more than a potential 11-point loss, but it does hurt more than a 1-point loss).
For more on how the NET system works, check out NCAA.com