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Kentucky ranked No. 10 in NCAA’s latest NET rankings

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:

#7: Tennessee

#10: Kentucky

#17: Mississippi State

#18: Auburn

#26: LSU

#33: Florida

#45: Vanderbilt

#46: Ole Miss

#65: Alabama (Kentucky’s upcoming opponent)

#72: Missouri

#74: Arkansas

#83: Georgia

#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

Article written by Maggie Davis

11 responses to “Kentucky ranked No. 10 in NCAA’s latest NET rankings”

  1. Cousins Fake Tooth

    “A cap of 10 points is applied to the winning margin to prevent rankings from encouraging unsportsmanlike play”

    AKA, so little Billy doesn’t get his feelings hurt that him and his team played like crap and got beat by 50, so he doesn’t have to go home at night and cry laying in his bed.

  2. thatukfanbourne

    What do these rankings matter, it matters come selection Sunday period

    1. Bigblue7982

      These rankings do matter since they’re the official rankings the selection committee will use when seeding the teams right now top 10 is probably a 3 seed.

    2. Cousins Fake Tooth

      Today is not selection Sunday. Therefore, at this time, they don’t matter.

  3. clarks

    Wheres Kans ass

  4. clarks

    They beat #9 & #7

  5. damage_control

    Any ranking system that puts UVA in the top 25 is immediately suspicious and should probably be discounted altogether

    1. catsarerunnin

      Yes but they score 60 points a game and that’s pretty darn good.

  6. SanDiegoDave

    Is this the ranking that, at one time, had Radford at #7? If so, I don’t put much stock in it.

  7. maximumscott

    Technically it’s the NCAAET

  8. Swizzle

    Just get above Tennessee, probably be a 2 in Louisville. A 1 if we only drop a couple in conference and beat Kansas.