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Kentucky Checks in at #8 in AP & Coaches’ Polls

 

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
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (47) 6-0 1,606
2 Duke (18) 6-0 1,554
3 Michigan 5-0 1,421
4 Ohio State 4-0 1,416
5 Louisville 5-1 1,347
6 Syracuse 4-0 1,323
7 Florida 5-0 1,227
8 Kentucky 4-1 1,180
9 Arizona 3-0 1,076
10 Kansas 4-1 937
11 Creighton 6-0 926
12 Gonzaga 6-0 854
13 Michigan State 5-1 818
14 North Carolina 5-1 718
15 Oklahoma State 5-0 668
16 Missouri 5-1 665
17 Cincinnati 6-0 571
18 North Carolina State 4-1 553
19 Colorado 5-0 478
20 Georgetown 4-1 257
21 Minnesota 6-1 197
22 Illinois 7-0 185
23 San Diego State 4-1 182
24 UNLV 3-1 175
25 New Mexico 6-0 141
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (27) 6-0 769
2 Duke (4) 6-0 723
3 Michigan 5-0 691
4 Ohio State 4-0 689
5 Syracuse 4-0 630
6 Louisville 5-1 615
7 Florida 5-0 573
8 Kentucky 4-1 557
9 Arizona 3-0 520
10 Kansas 4-1 484
11 Creighton 6-0 463
12 Gonzaga 6-0 440
13 North Carolina 5-1 355
14 Michigan State 5-1 320
15 Missouri 5-1 319
16 Cincinnati 6-0 295
17 Oklahoma State 5-0 261
18 North Carolina State 4-1 240
19 Colorado 5-0 172
20 UNLV 3-1 144
21 San Diego State 4-1 139
22 Illinois 7-0 103
23 New Mexico 6-0 68
24 UCLA 4-2 62
25 Georgetown 4-1 56

Article written by Aaron Flener

John, I was first team All-State. I can put the ball anywhere I want to. I'll make it rain out here.

9 Comments for Kentucky Checks in at #8 in AP & Coaches’ Polls



  1. UK Fan
    3:18 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Sounds about right.



  2. NJT
    3:19 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Both times Florida has been ranked higher than UK, Florida has gone on to win the National Championship… This does not bode well for Kentucky.



  3. rainman
    3:21 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I kind of like 8, has a nicr ring to it!



  4. rainman
    3:21 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    2. this isn’t friday!



  5. ukmoxie
    3:23 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    How in the Fff is UCLA still on the top 25 coaches poll? WTB PODCAST!



  6. jaws2
    3:27 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Staying in the top 10 is fine for now. We’ll find out this week if we belong there by stepping up in competition. Right now there are at least 8 teams that could win it all this year. We may be one when the time comes.



  7. rick
    3:45 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    8 IS GOOD BUT LOOK TO DROP TO ABOUT 15TH BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT AND THEN WATCH US CLIMB AGAIN.



  8. unreconstructed
    3:51 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Whur’s Minniesooda???



  9. barn
    4:29 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    yawn, ho-hum, it’s november