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Kentucky up one spot in Coaches Poll

The Cats’ AP ranking may not have changed but they climbed one spot in the Coaches Poll. Kentucky is now the No. 9 team, behind Virginia and ahead of fellow SEC member Auburn.

Louisville remains No. 1 and Ohio State jumped to No. 2 from No. 6. Kansas, Maryland, and Duke round out the top five. Didn’t take long for the Blue Devils to creep back up, did it?

December 21-28 is going to be a big week…

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV RANK
1 Louisville 9-0 772 (28) 1
2 Ohio St. 9-0 717 (2) 6
3 Kansas 7-1 714 3
4 Maryland 10-0 693 (1) 4
5 Duke 9-1 610 8
6 Gonzaga 10-1 589 9
7 Michigan 8-1 563 5
8 Virginia 8-1 533 2
9 Kentucky 7-1 523 10
10 Auburn 8-0 442 13
11 Baylor 7-1 438 16
12 Dayton 7-1 384 17
13 Oregon 7-2 374 14
14 Arizona 9-1 330 11
15 Michigan St 6-3 291 12
16 North Carolina 6-3 284 7
17 Tennessee 7-1 263 20
17 Memphis 8-1 263 18
19 Butler 9-0 250 24
20 Villanova 7-2 190 22
21 Florida State 8-2 189 19
22 Seton Hall 6-3 131 15
23 Colorado 7-1 100 21
24 San Diego St. 10-0 82 NR
25 Washington 7-2 72 23
Schools Dropped Out: No. 25 Oklahoma State.
Others Receiving Votes: Purdue 68; Xavier 66; Utah St. 32; VCU 17; Texas 12; Oklahoma 11; Oklahoma State 10; Louisiana State 10; Indiana 10; DePaul 9; Marquette 8; Wichita St. 6; Stanford 4; St. Mary’s 4; Florida 4; Iowa State 2; Creighton 2; Texas Tech 1; Liberty 1; Arkansas 1.

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6 Comments for Kentucky up one spot in Coaches Poll



  1. Han
    2:24 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    We had 2 starters out and another injured in our only loss, but Duke is still ranked higher than us despite losing to a worse opponent at full strength.



    • makeitstop
      2:28 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

      i wish I could feign surprise… how’s this “there’s gambling in Casablanca?!”



  2. ryan1723
    2:36 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    Id say Stephen F Austin would probably be 15 point favorites over Evansville. They also beat Michigan St at Michigan St by more than UK beat them by on a neutral court and still have the win over Kansas and a road win in the ACC. It makes sense.



  3. wild horses
    4:39 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    Ryan, no disrespect, but… I have no clue what you’re talking about. SFA hasn’t beaten Michigan St or Kansas. When they beat Duke it was the single largest underdog win ever. And Evansville has quite a few transfers that have played in big time programs. So, no… SFA would not be 15 point favorites.



  4. Jpcat15
    5:37 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    If UVA is the 8th best team in the country then this is the weakest college basketball has been in a long time. They are awful. And there is no way UNC should be in the top 25. Worst UNC team in quite some time.



  5. VirginiaCat
    6:51 pm December 9, 2019 Permalink

    We haven’t had a signature win thus far, when you discount the fact that Michigan State is much weaker than originally anticipated. Duke played a stronger game against the Spartans and also beat Kansas. I think their ranking is about right when you consider that it is a soft year in college basketball. We have beaten a bunch of cupcakes and need to prove ourselves against true competition. Wins against Ohio State and Louisville will go a long way is establishing ourselves as a contender.