Kentucky moved up one spot in both polls this week. The Cats came in at No. 8 in the AP Poll, and moved up from No. 11 to No. 10 in the latest Coaches Poll.
Louisville is also the new No. 1 team in the Coaches Poll, followed by Virginia, Kansas, Maryland, and Michigan. Kentucky’s opponent in the CBS Sports Classic, Ohio State, is No. 6, followed by North Carolina, Duke, and Gonzaga. That makes for a seven-spot drop in the Coaches Poll for the Blue Devils following the loss to Stephen F. Austin to go along with a nine-spot drop in the AP Poll.
If these rankings hold (they probably won’t), Kentucky will play the No. 6 and No. 1 teams in the country in the span of one week. Hope they’re ready.
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Schools Dropped Out: No. 12 Texas Tech; No. 15 Utah St.; No. 19 VCU; No. 23 Xavier; No. 25 Florida.
Others Receiving Votes: Utah St. 62; Florida 60; Xavier 59; Texas Tech 30; St. Mary’s 26; VCU 23; San Diego St. 19; Purdue 17; Oklahoma 16; West Virginia 12; DePaul 12; Kansas State 10; Arkansas 8; Wichita St. 4; Texas 3; Indiana 3; Stanford 2; Penn St. 2; Tulane 1; Stephen F. Austin 1.