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Kentucky falls SEVEN spots in the updated NET Rankings

Remember when Duke lost three games in ten days to close out the month of February? Yet somehow, some way, they failed to drop a single spot in the updated NCAA NET rankings, holding strong at No. 6 all the way through?

Wait till you hear what happened to Kentucky after losing its first game since the team’s road loss at Auburn on Feb. 1.

While the Blue Devils were able to lose three of four games without a hiccup in the NET rankings, the Wildcats managed to fall a whopping SEVEN spots when the latest update was published this morning.

Check out the top 25 of the rankings, featuring Kentucky’s fall from No. 14 overall – a head-scratcher in itself, considering the Wildcats were ranked No. 6 overall in the AP and Coaches Polls – to No. 21 following a single loss.

On one hand, Kentucky has no say in the matter when they choke away a 17-point lead in the second half to a poor Tennessee team at home on Senior Night. Don’t lose, and you don’t leave your ranking and/or seeding up to chance.

On the other, seven spots? Get out of here with that nonsense.

Throw the whole system away.

(NCAA NET Rankings)

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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15 Comments for Kentucky falls SEVEN spots in the updated NET Rankings

  1. Rixter
    12:39 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    It should be obvious this is not a computer ranking. Computers have no bias. This is a subjective ranking, much like the AP poll, and the NCAA doesn’t even have an argument that this isn’t so.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:50 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

      You may be right, but don’t forget, the computer is only as accurate as the parameters that a human sets. It could be that those humans have monkeyed with the parameters to help Duke.

      If someone things that’s crazy, I have 2 words for you: Tim Donaghy.

  2. FactsOnlyDude
    12:43 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink


  3. Rob
    1:20 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Tennessee. Tennessee. Tennessee.

    • mashburnfan1
      7:58 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

      Yep. Tennessee was ranked lower in the net than the three teams Duke lost two, plus all of their losses were on the road and ours was at home. In addition we have the worst loss of any team in the top 25 of the net and that matters.

  4. bigblue98
    1:39 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t care – if we get an 8 seed that’s what we deserve. The conference is garbage this year and we’ve lost to horrible teams. As Brad’s tattoo said “Earned not given” that’s exactly what they’ve done this year. If they get a garbage seeding they’ve earned it.

    1:42 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Give us a 12 seed… who cares? The under-seeding will only hurt the teams in our bracket. We needed this loss. It’s the reality check that the team needed. If Cal is smart, he sits Ashton next game for the entire game. The damage is done, now get ready for the NCAA!

    • makeitstop
      3:01 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

      I don’t disagree. We get what we deserve, and sitting Hagans and starting Brooks gives us no excuse for getting out-rebounded. Bring JJ and Nate off the bench. Hagans and Massey had bad chemistry mid season and now he acts like he did last night? Re-load. If he pulls it together after a rest, great, if not UK will survive and be better next year.

  6. makeitstop
    3:05 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Btw when Cal wins 8 more in a row he can say EVANSVILLE EVANSVILLE EVANSVILLE again but for now, he lost the license to complain.

  7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    3:35 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Like I said on the Lundardi thread, I think it’s time to stop worrying about this stuff already, not just seeds, but match ups. As so many have pointed out, 2 years ago the path was cleared for us to get to the FF and yet we still couldn’t get by a KSU team that was mediocre and was without it’s best player.

    Stop whining. We know we’re going to get jobbed. Play the hand that’s dealt ya. That’s all we can do.

    Having said that, yeah, the NCAA needs to change the way they do the NET. There’s no way this is fair, but is anyone surprised? I’m not.

  8. Looother
    4:52 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    21 is about right…

  9. ukbradstith
    5:05 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    It’s a computer ranking, it’s not fixed. This article is almost as embarrassing as the loss last night.

  10. Big Sexy
    6:47 pm March 4, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe Lunardi’s comment toward Duke extends to the NET?

    “…..and I’m not sure that Duke can get there(2 seed). But, you know, we’re mindful of how the Blue Devils seem to do so well at bracket time.”

  11. Cousins Fake Tooth
    5:34 am March 5, 2020 Permalink

    Yet Duke lost 3 of 4, their net stays 6. Doesn’t move.

  12. CahillsCrossingNT
    7:30 am March 5, 2020 Permalink

    All Kentucky fans do is worry about Duke. It’s embarrassing.