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Kentucky is NOT the No. 1 team in the AP Preseason Poll

The preseason AP College Basketball Poll is out and your Kentucky Wildcats are NOT the number one team in the country in the eyes of the voters. Kansas is ranked first, followed by Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke, and Virginia. The Jayhawks received 37 first-place votes to Kentucky’s 19.

Five SEC teams made the Top 25: Kentucky (2), Tennessee (6), Auburn (11), Mississippi State (18), and LSU (23). It really does mean more this year.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kansas (37) 0-0 1,581
2 Kentucky (19) 0-0 1,529
3 Gonzaga (1) 0-0 1,461
4 Duke (4) 0-0 1,452
5 Virginia (2) 0-0 1,286
6 Tennessee (1) 0-0 1,268
7 Nevada 0-0 1,230
8 North Carolina 0-0 1,221
9 Villanova (1) 0-0 1,085
10 Michigan St 0-0 1,024
11 Auburn 0-0 974
12 Kansas St 0-0 922
13 West Virginia 0-0 678
14 Oregon 0-0 638
15 Virginia Tech 0-0 630
16 Syracuse 0-0 620
17 Florida St 0-0 530
18 Mississippi St 0-0 451
19 Michigan 0-0 437
20 TCU 0-0 311
21 UCLA 0-0 297
22 Clemson 0-0 268
23 LSU 0-0 187
24 Purdue 0-0 170
25 Washington 0-0 165

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22 Comments for Kentucky is NOT the No. 1 team in the AP Preseason Poll



  1. brandond373
    12:29 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Loyola Chicago coming at 26



  2. CKTermy23
    12:38 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    A mistake that we will punish the AP for. No one is being UK Go Cats.



  3. UKLugo
    12:40 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    AP sucks. Everyone knows that.



  4. Cokely53
    12:52 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Watch Michigan St beat Kansas first then us stomp Duke. Won’t take us long to be #1



    • binarysolo
      12:56 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

      Might not need Michigan State’s help. Once the dust settles on this KU/FBI thing they’ll most certainly be out of the top spot.



  5. binarysolo
    12:52 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    A Virginia team that went down in history as the first 1-seed to lose in the first round of the tournament, which returns most of the starting lineup, and with the #63 recruiting class… comes in at #5? This ranking is trash.

    But I’m more than ok with UK being #2 in the pre-season poll. Hardly anything good comes out of being pre-season #1.



  6. mgwolfe
    1:16 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    I think TN deserved to be top 4. KU, UK, Duke and TN.



  7. UKfanman01
    1:25 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    KU deserves 1st. They pay players openly and it has paid off for them on the court vs the Cats the last few years. We will see this year



  8. bwise
    1:28 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    I thought people were high on Florida? Guess not lol



  9. Eazy19035597
    1:31 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    What a bunch of bullshit



  10. sincitycat
    1:42 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Being number 1 only matters at the end of the season.



  11. Shively1978
    3:41 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Kansas still gets to much hype. There conference is crap. They win the big 12 every year cause no one else is any good. Then they get beat in the first or second Rd of the tourney.



  12. Wade
    4:03 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Drug tests in order!



  13. BigolBlue
    5:41 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Cats are overrated every year in the preseason polls.



  14. bigcat68
    10:45 pm October 22, 2018 Permalink

    Tough schedule. I think we have the team to play this schedule and succeed. 30-4, 29-5. 1 or 2 seed.



  15. Swizzle
    9:18 am October 23, 2018 Permalink

    This only cost self half of what a recruit normally does.



  16. BlueGrassBrass
    12:34 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    UK is overrated..by about 20 spots. For once it would nice to see them proce they belong amongst the teams that have earned a ranking.



  17. Randall lee
    1:20 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    We’ll see if we deserve that ranking when we play YOUR team in the yum center blueass.



  18. Kat4Life
    6:04 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Hey. Does it bother anyone but me that Kansas has been exposed as a play-for-play cesspool and is being rated #1 ??



  19. Kat4Life
    6:04 pm October 23, 2018 Permalink

    Pay