Remember when Mondays were full of good news for Kentucky basketball? Man, those days were so pleasant, and a lot easier on those of us running UK sports websites.
It used to be the case we’d find out which Wildcat won SEC Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week honors at noon, followed by where Kentucky ranked in the AP top 10. There was no talk of bubbles, unless we were debating which champagne we were going to crack open at the SEC and NCAA tournaments.
But Mondays are different this year.
On this Monday, I sadly report that Kentucky is unranked, yet again, in the AP and USA Today Coaches college basketball polls. It’s the third consecutive week Kentucky failed to reach the top 25 after sneaking in for a brief appearance at No. 25 in week 15.
The Wildcats were also snubbed from the SEC Freshman of the Week honors for only the second time in seven weeks.
But there is good news on the horizon: Kentucky will beat Georgia! Right?