Earlier today, I shared Jay Bilas’ latest college basketball rankings, which have Kentucky as the 14th best team in the country. Well, sorry, Jay, but Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn just posted his new Power Rankings, and he thinks Kentucky is the 9th best team in the country, up three spots from last week:
9. KENTUCKY WILDCATS
LAST WEEK: 12
Jamal Murray’s emergence as an elite, high-volume scorer has involved a change of approach from early in his freshman season. The three-pointer has wisely become his dominant shot, and of late he’s averaging approximately 10 long-range attempts per 40 minutes. But Murray has also made efforts to attack and draw more whistles, and his free-throw volume has skyrocketed:
We’ve talked about it a lot this week, but that graphic really hammers home how impressive Murray’s play has been as of late. He is, as they say, en fuego.
Winn actually ranks the top 32 teams in the country, so head on over to Sports Illustrated to check out the entire list.