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Jeff Goodman explains why he is only ESPN writer to rank UK No. 2

Kentucky became the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll yesterday and the Cats received all but one vote from the ESPN college basketball staff’s new Power Rankings today. Goodman, who’s openly admitted he’s anti-John Calipari, dropped Kentucky to No. 2 behind Duke. He took to Twitter this morning to explain the move:

Duke and Kentucky are 1A and 1B right now. I went with Duke at No. 1 this week because feel Blue Devils resume a little more impressive. Duke’s win at Wiscy more impressive than UK neutral-court win against Kansas. Duke’s neutral over Michigan St even to UK home win vs. UT. Then Duke has beaten Stanford and Temple on a neutral court while Kentucky beat a Providence team that has lost to BC and Brown at home. I know UK fans. I’m a hater. I’ve only ranked ‘Cats No. 1 in preseason and for the first three weeks of year. Duke win at Wiscy difference.

So there ya go. Thanks for clearing that up, Jeff.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

28 Comments for Jeff Goodman explains why he is only ESPN writer to rank UK No. 2



  1. Bluebloodtoo
    12:06 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Well… at least he finally admits that he’s a hater.



  2. BigBlueBoom
    12:14 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t have my glasses on, does his tweet say “Because I’m a douche”?



  3. UKBigDaddy4
    12:15 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    So, UK beats (then) #5 Kansas, and #7 Texas by an avg margin of 22… and Duke’s neutral site win against a Mich State team that lost to Kansas(who UK beat by 32) somehow is the trump card that makes them #1? I guess it would be pretty boring if everyone picked the logical choice; where would the story be there? Wanna bet Goodman gets some good twitter wars going w/ this one?



  4. Time Expired
    12:16 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    So Duke’s win over the pasty white guys of Wussconsin drops UK to 2nd huh? Neither of those teams wants ANYTHING to do with Texas much less UK.



  5. sammydog
    12:21 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    He is really reaching with his logic.



  6. UKBigDaddy4
    12:21 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Gooman was just asked on twitter if Duke/UK meet today on a neutral court, who you got? He says Duke…but doesn’t seem to be able to defend it



  7. Kentucky Back-up Player
    12:24 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Goodman just proved his basketball IQ is mediocre at best.



  8. UKfaninLou
    12:28 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    He’s just looking for attention. Don’t give it to him.



    • BiggestCatsFanInOhio
      12:30 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

      EXACTLY ^^^ ………………Now I’m typing more to increase the length of my comment so it will post. Apparently there is a minimum number of characters required



    • satcheluk
      12:54 pm December 10, 2014 Permalink

      ^Agreed!…and what he said.



  9. douggercats
    12:31 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Jeff’s butt chin is sucking up his brain.



    • jeffj
      2:11 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

      dag !! you nailed that one !! face looks like those body & face stretching mirrors you see at carnivals …geeeeze……what a complete jerk he is…



  10. BeastCat
    12:34 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    That picture of that smiling vagina up there really just makes you want to punch him in the face…….



    • J-Dub421
      3:04 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

      Dude, don’t insult vaginas…



  11. CatFan26
    12:44 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Is ESPN taking jabs now too at the dirty birds in their bowl rankings. the last sentence being the kicker.

    “Welcome to the Todd Grantham Bowl. Grantham, the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator, bolted Georgia after the 2013 season and didn’t exactly leave on the best of terms. He’ll try to help the Cardinals shut down UGA’s high-powered rushing attack. Plus, Louisville can get an early start on scouting any Georgia players that might be dismissed from the team next summer.”



    • BeastCat
      12:48 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

      🙂 That’s an awesome ESPN troll job.



    • UK1983
      1:26 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

      good vs evil bowl. Mark Richt v Bobby Petrino.



  12. ukjaybrat
    1:03 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    A win over michigan state can not be worht much since they just dropped out of the top 25… just sayin



  13. ukcamel
    1:34 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t really have a problem with this. On paper, Duke’s season and Kentucky’s are pretty close. The bigger difference is in the eye-test, but I can’t get mad at this dude for not realizing that.



  14. plumloopy
    1:36 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Logic is flawed. Kentucky will never play the #2 team on their home court this year (likely), therefore UK will never be #1 in his mind?



  15. Frank Dux
    1:41 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    this is an attempt to get site traffic and Twitter mentions, congrats to everyone who took the bait



  16. Mc12
    1:44 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Michigan State is 5-3 and lost to Kansas by 5. Kentucky beat Kansas by 32.

    Jeff calls a Duke win on a neutral court by 10 to Michigan State, a team that he doesn’t have in his top 25, a push to a 12 point win vs. what he considers the #8 team in the country in Texas.

    Interesting. Good thing Wisconsin showed how dominant that are vs. Marquette bouncing back from that loss lol.



  17. jeffj
    2:21 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    looks like he just got hit by a toy suction arrow on his chin /// why the long face dude ?



  18. secrick
    2:36 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Reminds me of my neighbors bull dog



  19. sonnyg333
    3:45 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Without getting to vulgar, its because he’s a hater and a dumb-ass. Isn’t this already widely known?



  20. Ken Grizzle
    4:03 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Last time I checked, Jeff Goodman’s opinions,in their order of importance, rank somewhere along with that of a snail or night crawler. The fact that he is even paid to give an opinion is one of life’s biggest mysteries. He should be swabbing bathroom floors in subway stations instead of having any of his incredible asinine thoughts on public display.



  21. Adam From Awesome Trot
    4:20 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    One tick of sports’ writers that I find obnoxious is when they intentionally troll a fan base and then turn around an mock those fan bases when they react to the trolling.



  22. Buckets
    5:54 pm December 9, 2014 Permalink

    Who cares. He’s just doing it to rustle up the hornet nest. Trollin’ trollin’ trollin’