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Kentucky climbs into the Top 5 of the AP Poll

After two big road wins and some stumbles by teams ahead of them, Kentucky has moved into the top five of the AP Poll.

The Cats are No. 5 behind Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, and Gonzaga. Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan State, and Marquette make up the rest of the top ten.

Rank Team Record Points
1 Tennessee 20-1 1,579(48)
2 Duke 19-2 1,532(12)
3 Virginia 20-1 1,478(4)
4 Gonzaga 21-2 1,423
5 Kentucky 18-3 1,310
6 Nevada 21-1 1,228
7 Michigan 20-2 1,217
8 North Carolina 17-4 1,167
9 Michigan State 18-4 1,051
10 Marquette 19-3 1,029
11 Virginia Tech 18-3 948
12 Houston 21-1 838
13 Kansas 17-5 809
14 Villanova 18-4 801
15 Purdue 16-6 697
16 Louisville 16-6 561
17 Iowa State 17-5 545
18 Texas Tech 17-5 482
19 Wisconsin 16-6 462
20 Iowa 17-5 242
21 LSU 17-4 205
22 Florida State 16-5 180
23 Buffalo 19-3 153
24 Maryland 17-6 144
25 Cincinnati 19-3 142

Others receiving votes: Washington 135, Mississippi St. 133, Auburn 128, Kansas St 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5, Syracuse 3.

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15 Comments for Kentucky climbs into the Top 5 of the AP Poll



  1. Ridge Runner
    12:12 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Finally, as that stupid ESPN poll I read this morning had us still 7. Ok… cool



  2. Parker_UKFanNC
    12:13 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Wow, talk about a miracle. By all means I thought Mich St would’ve stayed the same after yet another loss



  3. secrick
    12:18 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Moving on up to the BIG TIME.



  4. Kat4Life
    12:18 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    It’s hard to overstate how big the Tennessee game is on February 16



    • Ridge Runner
      12:34 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

      True. But I like our chances at a 1 “seed” -even if we drop one to Vols in Knoxville. Provided no other stumbles.



    • ukcamel
      3:31 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

      I’d say if we split with Tennessee it might end up making the SEC Tournament the tie-breaker, for who gets the one-seed in Louisville.

      This assumes neither team loses more than one other game along the way, which is far from certain.

    • But if we wind up in opposite brackets in Nashvegas, which I assume we will, the Sunday game won’t matter if we both win Saturday. It never does. Wherever they have us & UT seeded after Saturday’s games, that’s where we land.



  5. michaelb
    12:27 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    We’re not behind Nevada . Proof read



    • njCat
      12:34 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

      He didn’t say they were. Read more carefully.



    • catsfan27
      12:37 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

      Michael, you’re an idiot. Thank you for calling the grammar cops out on here, njCat



  6. Aar
    12:28 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Righteous! Like that LSU didn’t fall too far as well as MSU and Auburn getting enough vote for top 30.



  7. anrbob
    12:33 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink


    • Ridge Runner
      12:36 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

      Giving us the nod over Zags I see. Ok..



  8. catsarerunnin
    12:36 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Well deserved.



  9. dballrb
    10:21 pm February 4, 2019 Permalink

    Ranking this time of year means nothing except for seeding. I’m sure Cal would wipe himself with this ranking.