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Kentucky up to sixth in Coaches Poll

Soon after the AP released its college basketball poll on Monday, USA Today released its coaches poll and we like it better because Kentucky has a better ranking.

The Cats came in at sixth in the second rankings set, ahead of Michigan State where it belongs. The top five is the same with an order of Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, Gonzaga and Michigan.

Rank Team Last Week Record Points
1 Tennessee 1 18-1 799 (31)
2 Duke 2 17-2 755 (1)
3 Virginia 3 18-1 733
4 Gonzaga 4 19-2 701
5 Michigan 6 19-1 679
6 Kentucky 9 16-3 599
7 Nevada 7 19-1 589
8 Michigan State 5 18-3 573
9 Marquette 11 18-3 503
10 North Carolina 12 15-4 498
11 Virginia Tech 8 16-3 462
12 Kansas 10 16-4 455
13 Houston 17 20-1 424
14 Villanova 18 16-4 385
15 Texas Tech 13 16-4 280
16 Louisville 24 15-5 255
17 Buffalo 14 18-2 241
18 Purdue NR 14-6 203
19 Louisiana State NR 16-3 175
20 Iowa State 25 15-5 174
21 Mississippi State 22 15-4 158
22 NC State 19 16-4 152
23 Wisconsin NR 14-6 96
24 Maryland 16 16-5 94
25 Iowa 21 16-5 64

Article written by Drew Franklin

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11 Comments for Kentucky up to sixth in Coaches Poll



  1. RealCatsFan
    1:07 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    So will knocking Tenn off at home be enough for a spot in Louisville, or will we need to beat them twice? (assuming we don’t slip up against an unranked opponent.)



    • ukbradstith
      2:58 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

      If UT split with us and didn’t lose any other games, then they’d be a lock for a 1 seed, and we’d probably be a 2. Really depends on other teams losing too. The Seton Hall loss and Alabama loss are starting to look worse and worse.



    • BBNBRIAN
      4:01 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

      True, but the Louisville win is looking better and better. Little brother made quite a jump this week.



  2. RealCatsFan
    1:08 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Wow, am I seeing this right – that Auburn dropped out? I guess they sure as hell don’t get the UNCheat treatment!



  3. bigbluebanana
    1:20 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Seeing LSU spelled out “Louisiana State” doesn’t feel right! It’s weird.



  4. Iamheasyouarehe
    1:23 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    I’m totally fine with this ranking.



  5. Parker_UKFanNC
    1:34 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    The non asinine rankings where mich st dropped like they should have



  6. Jiminy Crickets
    1:36 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

    Duke goes to UVA 2/9. If duke wins Virginia moves out of top 5, and UK should move in. If Virginia wins, Duke and UVA flip flop spots and everything stays the same.



    • bigbluebanana
      2:55 pm January 28, 2019 Permalink

      UVA is almost as much of a rankings darling as dook is for some stupid reason. I’m not sure either team will fall at all no matter the outcome of that game.