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Your first ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll of 2012-13

The first ESPN/USA Today coaches poll was released today — Can you believe it’s already here??? — and your University of Kentucky Wildcats find themselves sitting pretty at the No. 3 spot in the Top 25.

Indiana and Louisville are No. 1 and 2.

Congrats, neighbors.

The complete rankings:

1. Indiana
2. Louisville
3. Kentucky
4. Ohio State
5. Michigan
6. N.C. State
7. Kansas
8. Duke
9. Syracuse
10. Florida
11. Arizona
12. North Carolina
13. UCLA
14. Michigan State
15. Creighton
16. Memphis
17. Missouri
18. Baylor
19. UNLV
20. San Diego State
21. Wisconsin
22. Gonzaga
23. Notre Dame
24. Florida State and Texas (tied)

 

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

27 Comments for Your first ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll of 2012-13



  1. tonydelksarms
    12:38 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    welcome IU & UofL you are now the hunted



  2. Kentucky Gentleman
    12:39 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    The Kentucky-Indiana-Ohio tristate looks like it will be dominating once again.



  3. Linda
    12:40 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone received their season tickets? Does anyone know when they will start mailing them out?



  4. help!
    12:41 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    When does Lee commit?



  5. pokgibong
    12:44 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    I would put Mizz higher than 10 spot.



  6. Magic Mike
    12:46 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    4 help! – Lee commits at ~2:40 EST

    After watching NC State, they look like they might make a run in the tourney provided they stay healthy and can dominate UNC and Duke.

    Cats will GET 9!



  7. emlang08
    1:03 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    #4 – 2:30 eastern Standard time



  8. Chad
    1:11 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Assuming we don’t lose in the next 7 days, I think we’ll move up a spot or two in next week’s poll!



  9. barn
    1:13 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    6–they came close last year, losing to kansas by 3 in the regional semis. have to admit gottfried has been pretty amazing there



  10. TicketHolder
    1:16 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    #3, Linda, When I called the ticket office, I was told the end of October. Cutting it close.



  11. Han
    1:16 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    If we somehow come together as a team immediately and knock off Duke and Maryland, do we jump up a spot or 2 on SOS alone?

    5) Last year was still Anderson’s team. This team will be more of Haith’s and so they’ll rank em a little lower until they’re sure.

    6) He’s been doing great recruiting, but he still has to coach em up.



  12. asf
    1:18 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Would love to see that top four as a final four, though IU and OSU will probably not both be there.



  13. CatsfaninFL
    1:21 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    @#2, #8(neutral), #10(twice), #17, #18, and @#23… phew.. and that’s with cutting IU and UNC… can’t wait 🙂



  14. Good Man
    1:28 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Very classy of you to congratulate the rivals. I agree with you. Congrats to Louisville and Indiana. And GO CATS



  15. Linda
    1:35 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    #10 Thanks,



  16. Bg cat
    1:36 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    It’s funny, all this crowing by UL fans about how weak the SEC is in basketball. The coaches poll has 3 SEC schools in the top 17. The Big East has 2 in the whole poll.



  17. Musehobo
    2:09 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Big Ten looks tough this year.



  18. tabb
    2:37 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    @16 Ha! Yup. And Syracuse is heading to the ACC next July.



  19. BleedRed
    2:54 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    11. I’m a UL fan but if they start out with those two W’s, they should be 1.



  20. BleedRed
    2:56 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    16. Read again, BE has 3 teams.



  21. WideTackle5.9
    3:11 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    The Bermuda Triangle of college basketball is back!!! Tobacco Road is dead!



  22. redman
    3:31 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Notre Dame headed to the ACC soon too.



  23. RealCatsFan
    3:53 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    #18, #22, but to be fair, isn’t Mamphis and San Diego St moving to the BE soon? Still, they don’t hold the same glamour as ‘Cuse, WVU, UConn (still in BE, but down and out), etc. Still, it’s great to see this area back at the epicenter of basketball.



  24. BleedRed
    3:54 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Truth is since UL has been in the Big East they have consistantly had more teams in the top 25 at the end of the season than the SEC. Since UL has been in the Big East the SEC has only had 1 season in which more than 2 teams were even in the top 25 at the end of the season and that year they had 3. BE has consistantly had 4-5 each year. You have very little to back up your statment.



  25. nightshift
    4:16 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Florida should be higher that is all



  26. carnifex
    5:46 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    @24 BleedRed…

    How many national championships won by each conference there stud muffin? With all those teams from the BE playing you must have a giant lead, right?



  27. carnifex
    5:47 pm October 17, 2012 Permalink

    Ohh! To make it fair, just count since the inception of your BE League.