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Kentucky finishes 17th in final Coaches Poll

If anyone still cares, Kentucky came in 17th in the final USA Today Coaches Poll of the 2017-18 season.

Villanova finished first, followed by Michigan, Kansas, Duke, and Virginia. Tennessee was the top SEC team, right ahead of Kentucky. Auburn and Texas A&M came in at No. 23 and 24, respectively.

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Villanova 36-4 800
2 Michigan 33-8 756
3 Kansas 31-8 734
4 Duke 29-8 669
5 Virginia 31-3 611
6 Texas Tech 27-10 559
7 Loyola-Chicago 32-6 555
8 Xavier 29-6 531
9 Purdue 30-7 500
10 Gonzaga 32-5 476
11 Michigan State 30-5 473
12 Cincinnati 31-5 420
13 West Virginia 26-11 402
14 North Carolina 26-11 394
15 Clemson 25-10 317
16 Tennessee 26-9 287
17 Kentucky 26-11 280
18 Florida State 23-12 250
19 Kansas State 25-12 221
20 Nevada 29-8 201
21 Ohio State 25-9 196
22 Houston 27-8 149
23 Auburn 26-8 108
24 Texas A&M 22-13 107
25 Wichita State 25-8 83

Whatever.

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7 Comments for Kentucky finishes 17th in final Coaches Poll



  1. Smyrna_Cat
    6:19 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Agree … whatever.



  2. TreyTingle
    6:19 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    I love how a team like Virginia finishes the year ranked 5th in the country yet they lost to a 16 seed. Lol



    • binarysolo
      6:38 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah. That’s more egregious than us making the sweet sixteen yet coming in at #17.



  3. Randall lee
    6:42 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    How do you make the sweet 16 yet you are ranked 17?



  4. terwilliger
    7:34 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Idiotic poll.



  5. henderblue
    8:54 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    How does Duke finish 5th? I’ll take Loyola over them



  6. njcat54
    11:44 pm April 3, 2018 Permalink

    Average final ranking of UK coaches:
    Pitino 7
    Rupp 9
    Tubby 12
    Hall 13
    Calipari 13 (8 of 9 years preseason top 10)
    Sutton 15
    Gillispie 26