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Kentucky stays put in the latest AP poll

Kentucky’s wins over Texas A&M and Arkansas weren’t enough to put them among the top five teams in the country, or at least in the eyes of the AP voters. Kentucky stayed at #6 in the latest AP Poll, which has a new number one following Villanova’s loss to Butler. For the first time in its program’s history, Baylor is the number one team in the country, followed by Kansas, Villanova, UCLA, and Gonzaga. Kentucky’s sixth, followed by Duke. After losing at Notre Dame, Louisville dropped to 14th. Florida’s the only other SEC team ranked, coming at number 23, although South Carolina received votes.

Here’s the entire poll for your viewing pleasure:

AP Top 25
1 Baylor (55) 15-0 1,608
2 Kansas (8) 14-1 1,517
3 Villanova (1) 15-1 1,499
4 UCLA (1) 16-1 1,433
5 Gonzaga 15-0 1,366
6 Kentucky 13-2 1,327
7 Duke 14-2 1,173
8 Creighton 15-1 1,111
9 Florida State 15-1 1,071
10 West Virginia 13-2 972
11 North Carolina 14-3 902
12 Butler 14-2 880
13 Oregon 15-2 869
14 Louisville 13-3 744
15 Xavier 13-2 651
16 Arizona 15-2 634
17 Purdue 14-3 584
18 Wisconsin 13-3 581
19 Virginia 12-3 580
20 Notre Dame 14-2 468
21 Saint Mary’s 14-1 377
22 Cincinnati 13-2 256
23 Florida 12-3 252
24 Minnesota 15-2 167
25 USC 15-2 20
25 Kansas State 13-2 20

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12 Comments for Kentucky stays put in the latest AP poll

  1. BlueGrass
    12:30 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

    Is Kansas any good?

  2. J-Dub421
    12:36 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

    So #1 Villanova loses to #18 Butler and drops from 1st to 3rd, but a #1 UK team lost to #7 UCLA and dropped from 1st to 6th? Makes sense.

    • runningunnin.454
      1:03 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, and in the 1st poll after the UCLA game, they moved the Bruins up to #2.
      Makes perfect sense….?

    • UKFaninNY
      1:30 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      UK lost at home

    • Booby Petrino
      1:35 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      it doesn’t make a lot of sense, but…at the time UK lost to UCLA, UCLA was ranked 11th I think. And we lost at home.

    • Booby Petrino
      1:36 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      not trying to justify the rankings. I don’t really care that much about them right now. Let’s just manhandle our conference and beat Kansas and then see where we’re ranked.

    • J-Dub421
      4:29 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      You can try to spin it however you want, but the other teams who were number one and lost this season dropped more than 2 spots in the polls.

  3. RealCatsFan
    1:03 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

    J-dub, the polls never make sense, because they are partially driven by emotion and politics. That being said, can’t really argue with us at 6th with the records of the teams ahead of us. I like the spot we are in – keeps the kids humble and hungry.

    • satcheluk
      12:27 pm January 10, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. I looked at the schedules of everyone ahead of us and there is nothing that jumps out as outrageous. We lost at home on national TV. We deserve our ranking right now.

  4. RealCatsFan
    1:04 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

    As much as I hate to say it, I still see UCLA as the team to beat this year.

    • Luether
      1:41 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      Disagree. Dook will be the team to beat come March…

    • BlueDeuce
      2:35 pm January 9, 2017 Permalink

      I have to agree with RealCatsFan on UCLA. They are loaded with talented guys at every spot and create very bad match ups for teams that don’t have a solid 3 that can guard the outside. Plus with their guards and interior play…IDK, they seem to be the most complete team out there and have a solid 2 or 3 man rotation after the starting 5. Their downfall with be 3 point shooting if anything stops them from making a deep run!

      Duke does have the talent to be the team to beat, with K is gone for now and injuries are still plaguing the Blue Devils from time to time, plus team chemistry seems to be missing (I know nothing but just reading the tea leaves in front of me), hard to say what shape they will be in come NCAA tournament time?

      Couple main players out there…Too many to worry about it right now. Run the table in the SEC and beat Kansas…that is the goal right now to get a #1 seed and then see what happens.