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Kentucky rises to No. 6 in new AP Poll

After another tumultuous week in college basketball, Kentucky is moving up the AP Poll. The Cats jumped two spots to No. 6 after beating Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Kansas replaces Louisville as the new No. 1 team in the country, followed by Gonzaga, Louisville, Duke, and Ohio State. Fellow SEC teams Auburn and Tennessee come in at No. 12 and No. 21, respectively. Texas Tech, Kentucky’s opponent in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, is No. 24.

After three straight losses, North Carolina dropped out of the poll for the first time since February 2014. You hate to see it.

RANK TEAM PV RANK POINTS
1 Kansas (9-1) 2 1,607
2 Gonzaga (11-1) 6 1,552
3 Louisville (10-1) 1 1,412
4 Duke (9-1) 7 1,387
5 Ohio State (9-1) 3 1,334
6 Kentucky (8-1) 8 1,231
7 Maryland (10-1) 4 1,207
8 Oregon (8-2) 10 1,172
9 Virginia (8-1) 9 1,121
10 Baylor (8-1) 11 1,062
11 Memphis (9-1) 13 960
12 Auburn (9-0) 12 939
13 Dayton (8-1) 14 879
14 Michigan (8-3) 5 723
15 Michigan State (7-3) 16 656
16 Arizona (10-2) 15 631
17 Butler (10-1) 18 553
18 Villanova (8-2) 20 496
19 Florida State (8-2) 21 449
20 San Diego State (10-0) 25 431
21 Tennessee (7-2) 19 367
22 Washington (7-2) 213
23 Penn State (9-2) 182
24 Texas Tech (6-3) 115
25 West Virginia (9-1) 76

Others receiving votes: North Carolina 41, Xavier 40, Wichita State 31, Purdue 30, Liberty 25, Marquette 23, Indiana 23, Virginia Commonwealth 21, Utah State 14, Saint Mary’s 13, Northern Iowa 12, Colorado 12, Texas 10, Florida 7, DePaul 6, Georgetown 3, Richmond 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 3, Stanford 3, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma State 2, Duquesne 1, BYU 1, Arkansas 1

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Kentucky rises to No. 6 in new AP Poll



  1. CJKAssassin123
    12:43 pm December 16, 2019 Permalink

    It’s about right. Ohio State would have jumped Kansas for #1 had they not lost to Illinois. No problem with #2 and #3.



  2. sprtphan
    1:07 pm December 16, 2019 Permalink

    Polling seems like a useless exercise until about February.



    • CJKAssassin123
      2:52 pm December 16, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed but why not have some fun with it in the meantime?