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Kentucky moved two spots in the USA Today coaches poll

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

If you’re surprised Kentucky didn’t move further up the AP college basketball poll this week, you’re not going to like the USA Today coaches poll, either. The Cats are ranked 16th, up two spots from a week ago, in the Week 9 edition of the poll. Louisville, the team Kentucky just defeated, is ranked 10th.

UK doesn’t have another game before the polls are updated again one week from today.

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15 Comments for Kentucky moved two spots in the USA Today coaches poll



  1. trey
    5:03 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    From the moment I watched them play during the first week or two of the season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see George Washington University make the elite 8 or possibly final 4.



    • Bizzaro World
      8:30 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

      I wouldnt be surprised if I learned that you have been huffing spray paint for the past decade.



  2. Ima NoCho King
    5:04 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Uavel will drop again next week…..etc. Especially now with Chane Behanan out and Ware too.



  3. BlueRedNeck
    5:04 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    That’s just fine with me – hopefully the players will see the poll and it will piss them off. Keep the fire burning.



  4. Jay
    5:07 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    As we all know, look at the “3” in the losses column. That’s all anyone looks at when making the polls. It sucks, but at least we’re above Kansas and North Carolina who also have 3 losses. Just wait for March.



  5. Melvit
    5:09 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Watch, after the 40 – 0 hype around our program, Wisconsin goes 40 – 0



  6. Look
    5:19 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    All of UK’s losses are to teams ranked #9 or lower.
    Same old story each year whether football or basketball…..teams that do not loose early always move up in rankings, regardless of the competition they have played. However, once the teams playing weak schedules loose one game, they generally drop like a rock in the rankings. I have never understood why voters think they must rate a team highly, just because they haven’t lost while playing a weak schedule.



    • Chicken
      5:23 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

      I’d say our Cats are going to benefit from this while playing in the mighty SEC. UK should not lose more than 2 games in that weak ass conference. They’ll go up in ranking each week and be a top 5 team again soon enough.



    • Spael chek
      5:28 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

      I’m not sure what the rankings have to do with being loose or tight?



    • Lol!
      5:51 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

      Spael chek: Because one would definitely rank tight higher than loose!



  7. Tom
    5:36 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    We’re the highest ranked team with 3 losses. Going to have to earn that ranking from here on out.



  8. UL Schedule
    5:49 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    I had not checked out UL’s conference schedule until a few moments ago. Honestly, I wasn’t even sure of the teams in the “new” conference. Talk about a weak field…..geez! Looks like a watered down Conference USA schedule.



  9. Chester
    6:25 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Looks about right, to be honest. The dirty birds are a horrible team (Round of 32 at best), and our cats look like they’ll only be certain to make the Sweet 16.



  10. Mark
    6:51 pm December 30, 2013 Permalink

    Give it some time…. We will be fine. As teams lose, and we win, the polls with change. Would be nice to win the SEC..



  11. BluKudzu
    6:32 am December 31, 2013 Permalink

    UK is playing for a higher seed in the tournament, to win the championship. Little brother is desperate in trying to make the tournament. Little brother is NIT fodder currently, and likely to stay that way.