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Kentucky comes in at No. 6 in latest NCAA NET rankings

With the NCAA going away from the RPI rankings and moving forward with the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) to determine the selections and seedings when March Madness rolls around, while they may seem a bit off from time to time, it’s definitely important to keep the updated results in mind.

And that’s why it’s impressive that even following Kentucky’s home loss on Tuesday night to the LSU Tigers, the NET ratings list the Wildcats at No. 6 overall, good for the second-best 2-seed overall.

The NET ranking system will incorporate game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin (capping at 10 points per game), and net offensive and defensive efficiency.

The top of the list? Gonzaga (No. 1), Duke (No. 2), Virginia (No. 3), Tennessee (No. 4), Houston (No. 5), Kentucky (No. 6), Michigan State (No. 7), and Michigan (No. 8).

If this were to hold true through Selection Sunday, the seeding and location would be…

  • (1) Gonzaga – (2) Michigan in the West
  • (1) Duke – (2) Michigan State in the East
  • (1) Virginia – (2) Kentucky in the Midwest
  • (1) Tennessee – (2) Houston in the South

Here is the entire top 25:

Do you guys think this is fair? Too high? Too low?

And more importantly, what would a win over Tennessee tonight do to Kentucky’s position in the rankings next week?


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Kentucky comes in at No. 6 in latest NCAA NET rankings

  1. Wade
    5:43 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    We need a good game tonight. Win or lose I just want a team effort for 40 minutes. We get tn twice so we need to play them good both times for confidence.

  2. terwilliger
    6:57 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    I just do not get how Michigan state is as high as they are. They lost to Louisville who we beat, got blown out by Purdue, then lost to to absolutely PUTRID teams on IU and Illinois… and one of those was a home game. MSU is a laughingstock imo. First or second round exit for them.

    • henderblue
      7:07 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t either. They are severely overrated.

    • b2h3slin
      7:37 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

      Q1 wins. I’m pretty sure they have the most

  3. zoupman
    11:28 pm February 16, 2019 Permalink

    Won over Tn will help.