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Kentucky 23rd in AP poll, 19th in Coaches Poll

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After beating Mississippi State at home and losing to Auburn on the road, Kentucky fell nine spots in the latest AP poll to #23. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, they dropped from #13 to #19. Oklahoma is the new number one in both polls, followed by North Carolina and Kansas.

Here’s the complete AP poll for you to pore over:

1. Oklahoma (65)
2. North Carolina
3. Kansas
4. Villanova
5. Xavier
6. West Virginia
7. Maryland
8. SMU
9. Iowa
10. Texas A&M
11. Michigan State
12. Arizona
T13. Virginia
T13. Baylor
15. Miami (Fl)
16. Providence
17. Louisville
18. Butler
19. Iowa State
20. Duke
21. USC
22. Purdue
23. Kentucky
24. South Carolina
25. Indiana

Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 184, Clemson 53, Wichita St 38, Valparaiso 30, Notre Dame 14, Dayton 9, Saint Mary’s 8, Gonzaga 5, Utah 3, Hawaii 3, Arkansas-Little Rock 1, Monmouth 1, Navy 1, Oregon 1

Dropped from rankings: Pittsburgh 20, Gonzaga 25

I see you all the way up there at #10, Texas A&M…

Both polls for comparison:

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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14 Comments for Kentucky 23rd in AP poll, 19th in Coaches Poll



  1. Kernel Sanders
    1:58 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    No, Michigan St. is not #8 and #11. SMU fightin’ Larry Browns are #8.



  2. BobKYCats
    2:06 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Thanks for the quick fix, Mrs TT; I was trying to figure out how Miss St. was at No. 8.



  3. @BallBlog_Chad
    2:13 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    and your unanimous #1 team in the country is on the road tonight at #19/#21 iowa st and picked to lose, everybody sucks



  4. BigBlueBoom
    2:19 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Lol at Duke being 12 in the coaches poll. They have as many losses as we do, a loss to us, and a home loss to a bad team. Two losses in one week and barely fell.



    • thabeast
      3:21 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

      Also don’t see Louisville as high as they are. Not trying to be a homer but seriously, they have played 3 4 decent teams all year. Lost to 3 of them and won the other one at home in one of the ugliest games I’ve ever watched. They are not a top 20 team, period.



    • thabeast
      3:22 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

      *Played 4 decent teams. By the way, the one they beat dropped from the poll…



  5. holsapplej
    2:44 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Virginia doesn’t drop after a loss wow



  6. Sentient Third Eye
    3:45 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Kentucky is a little lower than some worse teams, but that’s because we’re being punished for having some really, really bad losses. I mean, we have three losses to teams whose ceilings are making the NIT, and two of them are only outside shots to even make that tourney. That’s bad…



  7. a21CATSfan
    3:52 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    The human element of bias is what makes these polls irrelevant. It is always comical to see UK and dUKe lose in the same week, and then see the difference in the polls the next week. In this case, dUKe lost both games last week (one at home) and UK lost one on the road, and it still applies.



  8. leon singleton
    4:07 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Kentucky might have locker room problems



    • Rixter
      4:19 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

      Fungus in their shower shoes?



    • UK Big Board Update
      4:42 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

      Leon is back trolling, trolling, trolling.



  9. AGSlater
    4:29 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

    Not if, but when they lose to Arkansas they will be out of Top 25 for good. We don’t need to worry about rankings. Need to worry about missing tournament.



    • UK Big Board Update
      4:44 pm January 18, 2016 Permalink

      You need to worry about who your next coach is when Rick is canned. He had the best shot at beating UK, and still could only manage one win in 9 tries. Against our NIT team…. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼