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Kentucky dropped two places in USA Today rankings

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Kentucky dropped from No. 19 to No. 21 in the new USA Today Coaches Poll, following last week’s loss to Tennessee and victory over Florida.

Villanova overtook the top spot, climbing up from No. 3 to replace North Carolina, which took back-to-back losses last week. Oklahoma fell from second to third.

Texas A&M and South Carolina are the SEC’s other two top-25 teams, coming in at No. 13 and 20.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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6 Comments for Kentucky dropped two places in USA Today rankings



  1. ncaa is in on it
    1:38 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    As a life long KY fan there are things that are always true. 1. KY will almost always be the lowest ranked of teams that have the same amount of losses. 2. KY will always get completely screwed by the selection committee.3. KY always gets terrible calls last 5 mins. of any close game 4. If we play Duke you can bet your life they are going to shoot more free throws even though they shot more 3’s?

    and Doug Shows can ………………fill in the blank



  2. secrick
    2:01 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Kind of weird seeing some of those teams at the top, going to be a great trnt. this year. Any one can win except of course Missouri, SMU and the Cards.



  3. crystal_blue_persuasion
    2:06 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    No Louisville? Oh that’s right, they’re done for the season.



    • gottodoit
      2:13 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

      Don’t particularly care, but is Louisville now ineligible even to be ranked?



    • Mathlete
      2:16 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

      The Coaches poll only ranks eligible teams, but the AP and RPI leave in the banned teams. SMU, for example, is still ranked in the AP and RPI.



    • RealCatsFan
      2:18 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

      I was thinking the same thing. I don’t recall a post-season ban announcement automatically bouncing a team out of the rankings in the past. Strange.

      And as much as it pains me to say it, now we actually need Duke to win some games and climb back into the top 25 to help our seeding.