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Least Surprising News Of The Day: Kentucky is No. 1 in the new polls

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

Mark Zerof | USA Today

The Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls are out for Week 5 of college basketball and your University of Kentucky Wildcats are once again the top team in the land.

Kentucky became the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP poll, receiving all 64 first place votes for the first time this season.

Duke and Arizona each took one of the 32 coaches votes, leaving the Cats with 30 in the USA Today poll.

North Carolina will come into Rupp Arena on Saturday at No. 21/18.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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8 Comments for Least Surprising News Of The Day: Kentucky is No. 1 in the new polls



  1. tkat
    2:41 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

    Frank Vogel, Indiana Pacers head coach, used to be a student manager for Rick Pitino and Kentucky Basketball. My brother n law knows Frank and back in the day he let us into Memorial when the team was on the road.

    On Rick’s desk was a piece of paper with his vote for the top 25. He had Kentucky #1



    • KySZN
      4:07 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

      cool, man. cool.



  2. Neal Orac
    2:59 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

    UK will knock UNC out of the top 25 if they win this Saturday.



    • jeffj
      4:59 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

      NOT IF BUT WHEN. lookin to beat em down very badly



  3. I Love It
    3:06 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

    Since Goodman doesn’t get to vote in the Coaches poll, I’m having a rough time figuring out who could honestly say that they believe Arizona is a better team than UK or Duke.



  4. TSmithPage
    3:22 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

    So, what you are telling us is that one of the coaches in that poll switched his number one vote from Wisconsin to Duke, which did not have any number 1 votes last week. So, who’s the dirtbag coach unwilling to give UK his number one vote?



    • Neal Orac
      3:49 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

      My guess is Jim Boeheim. He’s the coach that gets the ACC vote.



  5. Neal Orac
    3:51 pm December 8, 2014 Permalink

    List of Voters

    The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

    The board for the 2014-15 season: Tommy Amaker, Harvard; Randy Bennett, Saint Mary?s; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Todd Bozeman, Morgan State; Glenn Braica, St. Francis Brooklyn; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Scott Cherry, High Point; Tim Cluess, Iona; Ed Conroy, Tulane; Keith Dambrot, Akron; Scott Drew, Baylor; Matt Driscoll, North Florida Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Bruiser Flint, Drexel; Mark Fox, Georgia; John Gallagher, Hartford; Ray Harper, Western Kentucky; Dick Hunsaker, Utah Valley; George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Danny Kaspar, Texas State; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Greg McDermott, Creighton; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Paulsen, Bucknell; Randy Rahe, Weber State; Joe Scott, Denver; Herb Sendek, Arizona State; Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth; Bob Williams, UC-Santa Barbara; Mike Young, Wofford.