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Kentucky stays at No. 5 in the AP Poll

As expected, Kentucky stayed at No. 5 in this week’s AP College Basketball Poll.

Despite Duke’s impressive win over Virginia and the Selection Committee giving the Blue Devils the No. 1 overall seed in their early bracket, Tennessee remains the top team in the country, meaning Saturday’s game will be No. 1 vs. No. 5. Bring it on.

The entire poll for your viewing pleasure:

Rank Team Record Points
1 Tennessee (40) 22-1 1,573
2 Duke (24) 21-2 1,554
3 Gonzaga 23-2 1,457
4 Virginia 20-2 1,406
5 Kentucky 20-3 1,330
6 Michigan 22-2 1,253
7 Nevada 23-1 1,230
8 North Carolina 19-4 1,178
9 Houston 23-1 1,022
10 Marquette 20-4 953
11 Michigan State 19-5 948
12 Purdue 17-6 900
13 Villanova 19-5 753
14 Kansas 18-6 699
15 Texas Tech 19-5 660
16 Louisville 17-7 542
17 Florida State 18-5 455
18 Kansas State 18-5 444
19 LSU 19-4 437
20 Wisconsin 17-7 403
21 Iowa 19-5 399
22 Virginia Tech 18-5 393
23 Iowa State 18-6 280
24 Maryland 18-6 196
25 Buffalo 20-3 170

Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 76, Auburn 35, Wofford 22, Washington 17, Lipscomb 6, TCU 5, Texas 3, Clemson 1.


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32 Comments for Kentucky stays at No. 5 in the AP Poll

  1. Kentuckybbnfan01
    12:24 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t disagree with Kentucky spot in the poll but Gonzaga should have to play in the pac 12

    • kennybuckets23
      12:32 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t necessarily disagree with your sentiment, but this year….the Pac 12 may be even worse than Zags conference. Really, really awful basketball

    • Kentuckybbnfan01
      12:55 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I know the pac 12 is bad but still their are still major d1 players and teams with good fan bases

  2. Rixter
    12:26 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Duke and Kentucky are the only 2 teams who have beaten anybody since the middle of December, I don’t get the continued Gonzaga and Virginia love.
    Tennessee MIGHT be the best team in the country, we really have no idea, since beating Gonzaga on December 9, they’ve played not one team in either the AP or NET Top 25.

  3. Aar
    12:26 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Tomorrow is number 19 visiting number 5. Just keeping an eye on the next game. This one’s gonna be very tough!

  4. Wade
    12:28 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    We need to sweep this week to move up to a 1 seed!

  5. Mc12
    12:45 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Not that impressed with Virginia’s resume. While most top teams played in big matchups early, they had Maryland, Wisconsin (to me just a solid team nothing special) South Carolina, and maybe VCU and most of those games were close.

    • mashburnfan1
      12:50 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      who have we beat? UNC and U6 is all. KU has lost to everyone on the road, even WVU so that win means nothing. SEC is bad unless we beat UT. But we have bad losses in SH and Bama and a 34 point blowout vs other good team we played. There are not many good teams out there to get a good win. NCAA basketball is just bad right now and the past several years.

    • No more excuses cal
      12:58 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      You can’t count the seton hall lose remember cal said to pretend it didn’t happen

    • bigbluebanana
      1:06 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I bet your mom wishes that drunken night she spent in Fraggle Rock that resulted in you didn’t count.

    • BigolBlue
      2:25 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Good point excuses

    • Mc12
      1:09 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I would take UL on the road, UNC and KU over each OOC for Virginia. I’m not saying I disagree with the rankings. If you re-read my comment you’ll see that. I just don’t think UVA should be on a pedestal like many of the analysts I hear put them on. If we beat UT and LSU this week vs. UVA beating UNC and ND I think we should leap them this time next week. However, right now the rankings are fair.

    • StillBP
      1:09 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Virginia should be banned from the Top 25 this year for losing to a 16 seed in the tourney last year. No more excuses should be banned from commenting until he learns how to write. (the first sentence was a joke…sort of)

    • 4everUKblue
      2:10 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      That’s hilarious banana, mashburnfan is most likely the father of BigolSlaterMedic, they’re two peas in a crazy pod and then you throw in no more excuses….probably mashburnfan’s wifey.

    • I’m ignore the resident Duke/UL fans posing as UK fans and just say I don’t necessarily disagree that UK should be 5. After all, the Duke game did happen even if it seems like 6 months ago. However, UVA will once again prove that you HAVE TO PUT THE BALL IN THE HOLE!!! I know, defense wins ‘ships, yadda, yadda, blah, blah, blah. You still have to SCORE MORE POINTS than the other team.

      After all, whenever UK has gotten beat in the tourney, it is almost always, if not ALWAYS, due to a poor shooting night, at least in part. Even 2 years ago, Monk went cold until he hit like 5 treys in a minute to tie UNCheat, and then of course Luke Maye happened. We didn’t have anyone else to take up the slack from the 3 point line. We always have uber athletic guys, but shooting so often seems to be our Achilles at some point.

    • BigolBlue
      7:57 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I agree gettle.

  6. bigbluebanana
    12:51 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    UK has a tough game tomorrow. LSU is no joke and they will surprise lots of folks in March. Nazr May be the best big in the country based off raw talent, and Waters is a great guard. Hope our boys don’t look past them. I have a feeling they won’t!

    Also, I can almost forgive Gonzaga staying so high, I’ve come to expect that over the years. But Virginia is grossly over ranked. Dook is a great team and they shot out of character Saturday, but Virginia was NEVER remotely close in that game. UNC will beat Virginia tonight, and I don’t think that’ll be close either.

    • No more excuses cal
      1:01 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Couldn’t beat bad teams last year remember k state ain’t got no confidence we can this year either

    • StillBP
      1:12 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      excuses has no confidence in UK because they lost to K State last year, even though we are a different team this year. However, he probably has lots of confidence in Virginia who lost to a 16 seed last year as a #1 seed. That’s just the kind of person he is, from the way his comments read.

    • BigolBlue
      2:26 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Actually he prob has no confidence in uk because Cal always squanders good teams in the tournament. Remember?

    • No more excuses cal
      1:48 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Couldn’t beat seton hall this year. Meet the new team same as the old team players first June draft all that matters

    • bigbluebanana
      1:55 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Same as last year’s team? Really? How inbred are you to pull off being so stupid? And why is your uncle brother allowing you so much internet time lately?

    • Cokely53
      2:05 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Did you eat paint chips as a kid? Or was it that your mom drank while she was pregnant with you? Your incoherent babbling is hard to follow. But would expect nothing less from a troll.

    • StillBP
      1:55 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      If you think we haven’t improved since early Dec, you aren’t very smart. So butthurt about Cal caring about our players, poor thing.

    • 4everUKblue
      2:12 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I thought BigolSlaterMedic was hands down the most ignorant commenter on here but no more excuses is neck and neck with him.

    • 4everUKblue
      2:13 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Put down the crack pipe No More Excuses and quit huffing paint!

    • J-Dub421
      4:14 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      BoB and No Excuses – same person with two different screen names, or did they just find love on the KSR message boards?

    • 4everUKblue
      6:30 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I agree J-Dub, BigolSlaterMedic and No more excuses are one in the same AND he did find love with himself on the KSR message boards.

  7. Headhurts
    12:58 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Guess we’ll just have to beat bad teams and bring home the title, works for me.

  8. bigbluebanana
    1:02 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    If only there was a ranking system to show us who we beat. What if they came up with quadrants and put competition into those levels? Then we could see if we are beating top tier teams. I know, wishful thinking.

    Alabama is a tournament team. Mississippi State is a dangerous tournament team. UNC May win the ACC which I bet you love. The SH loss might as well have been another season at this point. SEC will put at least 7 teams in the tourney, idk why you keep claiming it’s so weak. LSU could beat anyone in the country. You need to lighten up, enjoy your team, and learn about basketball before posting in the future.

  9. UK Fan In Nashville
    3:01 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Did not expect Virginia to stay ahead of Kentucky. Fake news!

  10. clarks
    3:03 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    LSU getting screwed in polls everyone but buffalo has 2-3 more losses outside top 10 and they 19 wtf