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Kentucky drops out of the Top 10 of the Coaches Poll

Kentucky was 3-0 last week, but fell out of the top ten of the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cats are down one spot to No. 11, a few spots behind their CBS Sports Classic opponent, Ohio State, and one spot ahead of their Big 12/SEC Challenge foe, Texas Tech.

The top three is the same as the AP Poll: Duke, Louisville, and Michigan State. Also representing the SEC are Tennessee (No. 16), Auburn (No. 17), and Florida (No. 25).

RANK TEAM POINTS PREVIOUS RANK
1 Duke (27) 766 1
2 Louisville (1) 728 2
3 Michigan State (1) 689 3
4 North Carolina 640 4
5 Kansas 637 5
6 Virginia 628 6
7 Gonzaga 576 8
8 Maryland (1) 572 7
9 Ohio State (1) 524 9
10 Oregon 471 11
11 Kentucky 454 10
12 Texas Tech 430 12
13 Seton Hall 378 13
14 Arizona 365 14
15 Utah St. 296 16
16 Tennessee 276 17
17 Auburn 255 18
18 Baylor 223 23
19 VCU 213 19
20 Memphis 163 20
21 Villanova 147 15
22 Washington 108 24
23 Xavier 96 21
24 Colorado 76 25
25 Florida 71 NR

Others receiving votes:  Oklahoma 53, Purdue 42, Texas 32, Florida State 30, Michigan 24, Saint Mary’s 16, Penn State 15, Kansas State 15, Butler 14, Arkansas 12, LSU 10, Creighton 9, Dayton 7, Wisconsin 6, Cincinnati 2, Wichita State 2, Tulane 1, West Virginia 1, DePaul 1, Indiana 1

Dropped from rankings: Texas 22

ICYMI earlier, Kentucky came in at No. 9 in the AP Poll.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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11 Comments for Kentucky drops out of the Top 10 of the Coaches Poll



  1. eyebleedblue
    3:14 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Shaky post play.
    Streaky outside shooting.
    Poor rebounding team.
    Hard to get a complete team year in and out and this one has several flaws. When level of competition steps up and starts zoning us, it won’t be pretty.



    • ukkatzfan
      3:37 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

      Good name…..for a troll



    • Tom Bombadil
      5:51 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

      No worries….after UK beats Ohio St and Louisville…soon they will be back in the top 5



  2. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:09 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    No worries. After that Evansville debacle they’re lucky to be ranked at all.



  3. 4everUKBlue
    6:27 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Vote for Max Duffy for Ray Guy award here. https://www.rayguyaward.com/fan-vote



  4. VirginiaCat
    6:31 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    11th is about right. We put ourselves in a hole following the Michigan State game, but we are improving and have room to grow. Probably not a FF team, but should be a respectable year.



  5. 4everUKBlue
    6:33 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Vote for Max Duffy for Ray Guy award here. https://www.rayguyaward.com/fan-vote
    Vote as often as you like.



  6. bigblue2284
    6:45 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Why is this surprising? They arent very good. They didnt play that much better last night, they just hit some shots against an absolutely terrible team.



    • VirginiaCat
      7:29 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

      No one said it is surprising. It fits a familiar pattern. Start the year highly ranked, lose some early games to sub-par opponents, drop in the polls, regain some traction and rise in the polls a bit, hear Cal talk about some secret adjustments, hit a rough patch, gain traction again, and then lose to an inferior team in the tournament. Lose some players to the draft in June. Get excited about the incoming class and pin our hopes on next year. I sincerely hope that this year will be different, but it has a familiar feel to it. So yes, #11 is about right pending stiffer competition. Always support the players; they are doing their best and merely playing the hand that they were dealt.



  7. BigBluSoTru
    7:49 pm November 25, 2019 Permalink

    Somebody at KSR needs to call Matt and see what he can do about us being put out of the top 10. Total BS Matt please do something .



  8. bbn606
    6:35 am November 27, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s welcome Duke to the world of one and done. I wonder if they will fall as far as UK, probably end up around 4 or 5.