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Kentucky #1 in both polls again

© Mark Zerof | Getty

© Mark Zerof | Getty

© Mark Zerof | Getty

After taking over the #1 spot in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls last week, the Cats are still on top. Kentucky received 59 of 65 first-place votes in the AP poll and 29 of 32 in the Coaches’ Poll.

Here’s the AP Top 25 in full:

1. Kentucky (59)
2. Maryland (4)
3. Michigan State (2)
4. Kansas
5. Iowa State
6. Oklahoma
7. Duke
8. Villanova
9. North Carolina
10. Virginia
11. Purdue
12. Xavier
13. Gonzaga
14. Syracuse
15. Oregon
16. Vanderbilt
17. Cincinnati
18. Texas A&M
19. Arizona
20. West Virginia
21. Miami (FL)
22. SMU
23. Providence
24. Louisville
25. Baylor

Others receiving votes: Connecticut 153, Utah 72, Butler 62, George Washington 45, Indiana 26, Northern Iowa 25, Notre Dame 22, California 19, Pittsburgh 11, Dayton 8, South Carolina 5, San Diego State 5, Georgetown 4, UTEP 3, Iowa 2, Northwestern 2, LSU 2, Arkansas-Little Rock 2, Davidson 1, Colorado State 1, Northeastern 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Monmouth 1

Dropped from rankings: Indiana 13, California 14, Notre Dame 17, Connecticut 18, Wichita St 20, LSU 22

And both polls for comparison:

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Big jumps by Vandy, Texas A&M, and Louisville, the latter of which was unranked last week, which Rick Pitino blamed on the sex scandal. Now what will he whine about?

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15 Comments for Kentucky #1 in both polls again



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    2:25 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Love basketball season.

    Hey, did you guys notice that you can leave comments for everything posted, but not for Mr. Millers piece on Bourbon? Interesting. What is that?



  2. Smyrna_Cat
    2:26 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Also think Monmouth should be ranked.



  3. TorpedoVegas
    2:47 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Who the hell has UL played to gain a spot in the top 25?



    • Neal Orac
      4:17 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      Someone ranked inside the top 200.



  4. Neal Orac
    2:57 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    We’re gaining on Duke being 2nd on the list of most weeks all time ranked #1.



  5. Sentient Third Eye
    2:58 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Vandy is a pretty solid team. They should be just outside the top ten right now. Louisville is ranked now only because they are a “name” school who is undefeated, but they haven’t earned a ranking at all.



    • Blastoid
      3:07 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      Both A&M and Vandy looked liked real challengers and could split with us during the season, and don’t forget about Ben Simmo… I mean LSU. For the first time in a couple years there will be more than 1 or 2 competitive SEC teams, should really get us ready for the tourney this year.



  6. abgunz
    3:00 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    I want UK to be ranked #1 in football. True football fan here.



    • Mathlete
      3:17 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      We’d need to drop to D-III for that to happen



    • Neal Orac
      4:18 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      How long have you been wanting that abgunz. Maybe your post would be better served in a football thread.



  7. abgunz
    3:01 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Love Maggard’s analysis and want his posts and the football podcasts to continue year around.



    • Neal Orac
      4:19 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      Football is a short season compared to basketball, but yes, he give better insight than most teams have.

      UL slappies just have the same ol media and nothing new.



  8. @BallBlog_Chad
    3:10 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    doesn’t matter what UL is ranked right now, they play Michigan St on Wednesday, that will be interesting



  9. RealCatsFan
    4:07 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville is actually a bit better than I expected this year, considering all the scoring they lost from last year. Their bigs might give us problems, but I expect that our guards and the #3 spot will give them far greater problems.

    LOL at IU. Crean is to IU basketball what Stoops is to UK football. I just hope it doesn’t take our administration 8 years to realize it. Hard to believe IU has had that clown for that long. If not for Dwyane Wade he would be coaching at the NAIA level. Never leave, Tom Crean!



    • Neal Orac
      4:21 pm November 30, 2015 Permalink

      It’s hard to tell how good a team is when you basically play no bodies all at home.

      Albany was just a couple points off of the Duke spread and Wright State was 4 or 5 points off of that and we played them at home and not at a neutral site.