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UK is still on top

The Cats are still No. 1 in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll that was just released. However, Ohio State took three more first place votes away from UK from last week. Kentucky received 19 first place votes to Ohio State’s 11. Someone out there still likes Syracuse, too.

North Carolina dropped to No. 6 after the loss while Louisville moved up to No. 4.


Article written by Drew Franklin

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54 Comments for UK is still on top

  1. GoCats2
    1:11 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I really hope we both stay undefeated until Dec. 31. I will be sitting in the nosebleed section but I can not imagine what Rupp will be like if its UK vs. UL and they are ranked 1 and 2. Wow.

  2. anthonyeppsdrivingschool
    1:12 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    what website can i go to watch the unc-uk game again?

  3. patrick duffy
    1:12 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink


  4. NKY_UK_fan
    1:13 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I need a new computer now. I just sprayed my Mt. Dew all over the screen when I saw Little Brother was #4.

  5. BigBlueBrock
    1:16 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville at #4 is so incredibly hilarious.

  6. Addison
    1:18 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Folks, this is what you call a talent drop off. If you agree with Katz, as I do, then North Carolina really is the third best team. From UK, OSU, and UNC the talent level drops drastically with the remaining teams. Yes, even UCONN is not top 3 worthy simply because Kemba’s killer instinct is gone and their youth is far more underdeveloped than ours. The fact that U of L is ranked 4th in the country is absurd, but people are going to say that a win against “so far overrated” Vandy is a reasonable benchmark for that.

  7. Michael Kidd-Langford
    1:19 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Who else is surprised Duke only slipped one spot after getting pounded by OSU?

  8. SexnNursinHomes
    1:19 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    All UK fans going to the UK vs ul game, make sure you hide your wallets. because ul fans are thieves. Also watch your food in your hand. They are fat thieving pieces of shit.

  9. Hal
    1:20 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    would love for cuse &/or tosu to lose before NYE. that team is playing on borrowed time….

  10. wilDCat
    1:20 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    UNC jumped up from 5 to 4 in the AP poll, throwing Duke down a few spots. That’s what I call good stuff.

  11. PACatFan
    1:20 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    That Syracuse vote is coming from Jim Boeheim, if you read the bottom where they have the Board of Coaches, he is one of them.

  12. Addison
    1:21 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    11, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s true. Can a coach vote for their own team?

  13. Anthony Davis Has A Posse
    1:23 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville beats Vandy at home and moves up while Kentucky beats North Carolina at home and doesn’t move up at all? This thing is rigged.

  14. GD
    1:24 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    7 – Not at all. It’s Duke, of course they get the Duke treatment.

  15. kfund
    1:26 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    #’s 5,6,7 right on the money.
    If 8 was a better post we could break into the woo hoo song

    Think of MK-G as Uma Thurman and UofL as the Crazy 88s ; )

  16. rodthebod
    1:27 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    unc should not be in the top ten if any one else had lost two games they whould not be in the top 25 the teams that have not lost should be ahead of them

  17. uk3k
    1:33 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    seiously? harvard is in?

  18. sangaman
    1:33 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Lol that coaches put Louisville above UNC. Coaches clearly have no idea what they’re doing, just voting W-L records basically.

    This is a couple days late but check out this clip of Zeller’s completely fake flop in the game on Saturday.

  19. rupparena
    1:34 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    How do we beat UNC and lose first place votes? We should have gotten all of them.

  20. catsby5
    1:35 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    #7- completely agree, it one thing to get the benefit of the doubt of a hard fought game against a top team, but when you get you ass handed to you it obviously shows you arent on the same level.
    #16- disagree, i like what andy katz had to say and I agree with his statement. unlike football, rankings at the end of the season dont matter to make the tournament and therefore the rankings should show, as much as they can, who are the best teams. yes they did loose to UNLV but a loss to the #1 team on the road by 1 is not bad.
    either way cats are #1 and thats all that matters to me. bring on IU

  21. MemphisCat
    1:35 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Somebody really liked Bosie St. in football all year until they got beat. #7 for Puke to only drop one spot is because OSU is the best team in the country. To bad they will lose at least 3 times in the Big Ten. I’m glad UL is ranked high, that will help the SOS when we beat them at Rupp. They might actually be the 2nd best team in the state this year!

  22. bigcuzzz
    1:36 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    16 – are you stupid? They lost us, the #1 ranked team in the nation. If anything, they shoudl have stayed the same spot or moved up one. UNC is one of a few teams who can beat us right now. Talent is awesome with an excellent coach.

  23. Wilderbeasts
    1:38 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Louisville at #4 is a joke. They struggle against small programs and squeak out a win against Vandy. When they get into conference play, they are going to get embarrassed. Don’t worry, they won’t stay that high for long the way they’re playing now.

    Props to UNC on moving up in the AP poll. They played a good game, but as always, the True Blue proves to be the better team.

  24. OBCat
    1:41 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Thank you #18. I was at the game and turned to my dad and asked if he saw that flop. I couldn’t believe no one was talking about it. This is gonna be a classic KSR clip, they’ll write a post about it.

  25. wilDCat
    1:41 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I agree with everyone who is arguing with #16 up there. UNC is easily one of the top 3 teams in the country regardless of their loss to UNLV, so ranking them as such makes sense. I wasn’t surprised to see em move up in the AP poll because honestly they deserve to be up there. U of L though I am not sold on, but I’m excited for a good game on NYE

  26. Carl
    1:43 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    UL is still being ranked on potential. I’m not sure how much getting Battle and company off the IR list is going to help but at full strength they might be top 25. Certainly not top 10, but I like the idea of them being top 5 when we play them. Will only build on our incredible street cred when we pound them into a puddle of BE BS!!

    GO CATS!

  27. Al's IndiCats
    1:45 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    7, I’m actually surprised that didn’t recieve any #1 votes….

  28. jaaaayyyy
    1:48 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Also, how does Georgetown beat Alabama AT Alabama and come in lower in the polls, with the same number of wins and losses. # smh

  29. jaaaayyyy
    1:51 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    16 apparently doesn’t understand this concept… There are typically dozens of teams throughout the NCAA division 1 that have a perfect record early in the year.

    Troll detected?

  30. Michael Kidd-Langford
    1:52 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    17 Those smart Harvard kids must’ve hacked into the system!

  31. bsqurd
    1:52 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    unc went from #5 to #4 in the ap rankings

  32. Don
    1:54 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    So Duke gets their asses handed to them by 20+ and is still ranked that high, and Carolina drops to 6? Tell me there isn’t a bias…

  33. Me
    1:58 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    didn’t we beat osu last season? and we’re an even better team this year… what idiots are voting them #1?

    as far as uofl, I CAN NOT WAIT for this game. i hope to beat them so bad that the following poll, has them out of the top 20, people will realize what a fraud rick and his team are…

  34. Waitn' on 8
    2:02 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Counting Mizzou and Texas A&M… that’s 6 SEC teams in the Top 25.

  35. Viren
    2:05 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    I think Carolina should have dropped more than just one spot and likewise for Duke as well. While I do think North Carolina is a top three team based on their body of work they do not deserve to be ranked in the top ten. When those that are unbeaten lose move them up but don’t reward Heels and Devils by keeping them at the top. Vanderbilt lost one game and they free fall all the way to #20. This is the reason do not read to much into polls they are just absurd. I knew we had a great time last year even after those road losses and we proved in the NCAA Tournament. Go Cats

  36. Laker Cat 18
    2:05 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Anyone else see the cottage cheese legs sitting on the Louisville bench during the women’s game against UK yesterday? Her skirt was so short I almost saw her vagina. No lie.

  37. bham
    2:06 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    If it were football polls UNC would move way back due to UNLV losing to Wichita St by 19 but this is basketball.

  38. Bring it!
    2:07 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    #19 – Haters gonna hate

  39. ranger
    2:40 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    UNc should be third. IMO

  40. #1catfan
    2:41 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Heard from a NBA scout that Rick Pitino has the reputation of being the dirtiest coach out there as far as bribing players and that coach K was the meanest foulest coach in college basketball next to good ole Bob Knight. Neither of whoms teams belong in the top 5, I’m not even sure loserville should be in the top 10.

  41. sangaman
    2:53 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    We should just let Vegas oddsmakers make the top 25, they would no doubt have the most accurate/meaningful rankings. No way they’d put Louisville at 4.

    Moving UNC up is fine, I think most would agree they’d beat Syracuse/Duke/UL etc most of the time on a neutral floor.

    Interestingly, their win over Wisconsin was less impressive than their loss to UK, I believe. Winning by 3 vs the ~10th best team in the country at home is easier than losing by 1 to the best team in the country on the road.

  42. Al B. Sure
    2:54 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    U of L’s only “quality” win was vs. Vandy, which they only won by 2 points in overtime and Vandy was WITHOUT their starting Center, Festus Ezeli, who averaged 13 points per game last year AND they did not have their backup Center, Josh Henderson, who is also out with an injury.

  43. The other Matt
    3:05 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    UL number 4 after just getting lucky to beat Vandy at home and almost losing to Ohio? In front of UNC? Someone is all hyped up on something…

  44. barn
    3:12 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    duhvill is the most overrated team i’ve seen so far. it’s obvious the pollsters are influenced by cbs and want to hype the game on new year’s eve to the max. the tards shouldn’t even be ranked anywhere close to unc

  45. #1catfan
    3:42 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Ksr deleting my post about rick pitino and coach k? Whats up with that? All I said was an NBA scout told me about ricky P being the dirtiest of the dirty (bribing his players) and coach k being exactly like bob knight (mean and down right nasty to his players). The truth will set you free.

  46. #1catfan
    3:45 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Scratch that its still there.

  47. Cardsfan
    3:51 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    What you ignorant cats fans do not realize is that Louisville was preseason top-10. They have not lost so there is no way they can move down or be jumped by inferior teams. Last time I checked, they are still undefeated so until they lose a game, they deserve the current 4 spot.

  48. Paducah Fan
    5:09 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    UNC would destroy Loserville, (47) no they do not deserve that spot! I can’t name one team in the top ten right now that L’ville could beat.

  49. Rich
    5:54 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Absolute crap that there were that many votes for OSU. We beat them last year and they lost Diebler Lighty and Lauderdale. Duke is so overrated. Hopefully UNC will thrash them and folks will get some perspective.

  50. Nc cat
    6:15 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Lots of CAT haters who vote-I am so sick of the national sports media obsession with UNC and Duke

  51. mike burks
    7:44 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    Cards were preseaon 8, and why? Didn’t they lose to Morehead State? Of course that was the greatest OVC team ever, ask Pittino. Of course Cards fans you’re undefeated….

    Let’s see, wins at home against national powers like Ohio, Arkansas State and Lamar (wasn’t Lamar one of the kids in the Cosbey Show), a no ref in sight,.foul when we please win over short-handed Vandy.

    I wish Kentucky would drop Louisville. Their games are like watching pre-shot clock games. 22 points in the first half against Arkansas State?

  52. We R UK
    8:43 pm December 5, 2011 Permalink

    51. I agree that we should drop Louisville. Our program doesn’t benefit by playing them; but they get the publicity by playing UK. Why would we want to help little brother???? I hate Louisville. 🙂

  53. mike burks
    6:31 am December 6, 2011 Permalink

    Of course Louisville hasn’t loss. Every game besides one has been a home game against powers such as Ohio, Arkansas State and Lamar. They beat a short handed Vandy, at home. Beat a 4-4 Butler on the road. Wow, impressive. UK, UNC, and the rest of s.the top ten has played real schedules.

  54. kbrenn
    7:11 am December 6, 2011 Permalink

    who pays attention to the polls anymore?