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Kentucky in top five in Blue Ribbon’s college basketball rankings


The Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook is out for the upcoming season and in it you will find its preseason rankings, which, of course, includes your University of Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky came in at No. 4 in the rankings; falling behind No. 1 Duke, No. 2 Oregon, and No. 3 Kansas. Defending champion Villanova rounds out the top five.

Have a look at the entire Top 25 (with the Cats’ five opponents in bold):

1. Duke
2. Oregon
3. Kansas
4. Kentucky
5. Villanova
6. Wisconsin
7. North Carolina
8. Louisville
9. Purdue
10. Virginia
11. Michigan State
12. Xavier
13. Arizona
14. Gonzaga
15. Connecticut
16. Butler
17. Saint Mary’s
18. Indiana
19. Creighton
20. Florida State
21. West Virginia
22. UCLA
23. NC State
24. Maryland
25. Rhode Island

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Kentucky in top five in Blue Ribbon’s college basketball rankings

  1. runningunnin.454
    10:20 am September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Oregon? Ha Ha Ha; Louisville at 8…..based on what,exactly?

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:30 am September 20, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, I thought UofL maybe top 25 but top10? Crack-smoking panel that voted Louisville number 8.
      They will do well with that usual cupcake OOC schedule, then the ACC will likely smack them back to 20 or so.

    • cats paw
      1:18 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

      based on the fact that they have a coach that has them in the top 10 every year…..regardless if you’re able to admit it or not! UK is the one that should be suspect of being in the top 10 this year. and im NEVER wrong…regardless if you’re able to admit it or not

    • runningunnin.454
      7:29 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

      Ha Ha Ha….we don’t even know if they’re going to let them play. John Fogerty says, “put me in, coach, I’m ready to play”. Petino says “I can’t, son, Wormer dropped the big one”.

  2. E Cat
    10:34 am September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Accidental mistake, but UK plays Michigan State not Duke this year. Top 6 or 7 are really solid, but falls off a little after that.

    UofL has great wings, but think there weakness is at 5 with Onauku going pro early. Quentin Snider is solid, but not dynamic and needs to improve his D. But I can see them at 8.

    I think UK has more upside than Kansas.

  3. Then why didn’t they put us on the cover? Why wouldn’t you put your top 5 on there? More of the media glorifying their darling Dookies.

  4. A_Blue_Wildcat
    1:38 pm September 20, 2016 Permalink

    Oregon and Kansas are overrated, we’re about right at either 4 or 5 to start the season, unc is underrated (hate unc, but how a team with over 6 all-americans with at least 2 years of experience isn’t a top 3 team is beyond me), Louisville is overrated but could look like a top ten team towards the end of the season (depending on how good that new 5th year transfer is), Purdue is overrated, Virginia is slightly underrated, Villanova should probably be 2nd or 3rd, Butler is massively overrated (lost their two best players and weren’t that great last year), everything else is pretty much close enough.