While rankings at this point of the season have no bearing on what will be happneing three months down the road, they still release them every week. Thus, we report them.
Your Kentucky Wildcats have been ranked 8th in the country in men’s college basketball this week by the Associated Press and by the coaches.
Though going undefeated last week, the coaches were unimpressed with home victories over Morehead State and LIU Brooklyn and dropped the Cats one spot in their poll.
Indiana still holds the top spot and Duke has risen to the number two spot in each poll. Duke has an argument for being number one at this point, but I am not going to make it for them. I hate Duke.
The Cats have ample opportunity this week to climb the polls. They travel to Notre Dame Thursday night for a true road game and return home Saturday to face Baylor in Rupp Arena. Two solid performances could land UK back in the top 5.
Here is a look at the entirety of both polls:
|AP Top 25|
|18||North Carolina State||4-1||553|
|23||San Diego State||4-1||182|
|USA Today Coaches Poll|
|18||North Carolina State||4-1||240|
|21||San Diego State||4-1||139|