Kentucky moved up to 14th in the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls this week, and ESPN’s panel of college basketball experts took it one spot further yesterday, boosting Kentucky from #20 to #13 in their latest Power Rankings. That’s the second biggest jump of any team in the rankings behind Notre Dame.
Meanwhile, Texas A&M fell out of the rankings. The Aggies have a date with Kentucky and “College GameDay” on Saturday, and after losing five of their last six, got back on track with a 71-56 win over Ole Miss last night.
“This is a very talented Texas A&M team,” Seth Greenberg said. “There’s a difference of being the hunter and the hunted. They have not handled being the hunted very well. …All of a sudden, GameDay rolls into town. You get that GameDay bump, but they’re playing the big bad Cats of Kentucky, who are playing as well as any team in the country, with or without Coach Cal.”
“I’m really impressed by how Kentucky’s playing,” Greenberg said.
Agreed. Click here to check out the rest of ESPN’s Power Rankings.