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Kentucky ranked 10th and 11th in new polls

Frank Victores | USA Today

Frank Victores | USA Today

Frank Victores | USA Today

Kentucky saw a small climb in the polls this week, moving up two spots to No. 10 in the AP poll and sliding up to No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll.

Louisville, on the other hand, fell to No. 18 with the loss.

Here’s a look at both rankings:

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Ranked teams on Kentucky’s remaining schedule: Kansas (2/3), Texas A&M (20/19) and South Carolina (24/20).

Article written by Drew Franklin

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4 Comments for Kentucky ranked 10th and 11th in new polls

  1. Booby Petrino
    3:09 pm December 28, 2015 Permalink

    “But according to a more level-headed NBA scout who spoke with The Courier-Journal on Monday, all is not lost.”
    “He obviously is not playing well, but my thing with all that is: It’s not his fault that people had him rated in the top five in the preseason,” the scout said. “If he went to a small school in Wisconsin and was under-recruited, no one would know about him and they’d be very excited about his future. So I think it’s unfair to the kid, but that’s the world we live in.”

  2. ClutchCargo
    3:29 pm December 28, 2015 Permalink

    Not that I care where U of L is ranked, but… when a higher ranked team beats a lower ranked team by 2 points, why does the losing team move down and winning team move up as a result? Doesn’t this outcome actually seem to indicate that the rankings were accurate, at least those 2 teams in relation to each other? That has never made any sense to me.

    • Dubowski
      4:16 pm December 28, 2015 Permalink

      Because 300+ other teams played as well, and you have to take in account those wins/losses along with a ton of other things. You wouldn’t just freeze a teams ranking because they won/lost and they were supposed to win/lose. You look at the entire picture and rank teams accordingly.

  3. Shawn Kemp
    4:36 pm December 28, 2015 Permalink

    Meanwhile, in Algorithmic Victories, Rick Bozich: “U of L still leads UK in computer polls.”

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