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Kentucky is No. 8 in The Bilas Index

The third volume of The Bilas Index hit internet shelves today. If you’re unfamiliar with The Bilas Index, it is Jay Bilas’ ranking of the top 68 teams in college basketball.

As he describes the index: “The Bilastrator not only tells you which teams are good right now, but which teams will be there at the end. In short, The Bilas Index is the truth, and The Bilastrator tells you the truth.”

Kentucky finds itself at No. 8 this week:

8. Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats beat a good Louisville team in Rupp Arena without Skal Labissiere, who is still trying to figure things out, and without Isaiah Briscoe, who injured himself in warmups. Kentucky is working on just playing hard and competing. When this team gets it together, it will be competitive for a spot in the Final Four.

Ahead of Kentucky, in order from first: Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan State, Maryland, Xavier and Virginia.

Read the entire Bilas Index Vol. 3 here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

2 Comments for Kentucky is No. 8 in The Bilas Index

  1. Sentient Third Eye
    1:47 pm December 30, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t disagree with where he puts Kentucky at this point, but I would re-order the seven above us. Michigan State is too low. One loss because your star is out should not drop a team that far on this kind of list. As for Kentucky, we’re right where we need to be with this team in terms of spotlight. The slightly lower national profile will help them have time to find themselves.

  2. RealCatsFan
    2:06 pm December 30, 2015 Permalink

    Sorry Jay, but I’m not paying ESPN to read the article. I do agree with this:

    “there are no teams at the top as good and as powerful as the teams at the top last season.”

    Makes me wonder what last year’s UK team would do if they were back together for this year. I think there would have been a MUCH better chance of 40-0.