Ken Pomeroy and his mysterious, magical machine of mathematics updated the KenPom college basketball rankings yesterday and your University of Kentucky Wildcats are the 12th ranked team in the country, several spots behind the top-ranked Louisville Cardinals. Groan.
The Cats are the fifth best offensive team, according to KenPom, and way down at 45th in adjusted defense. Louisville ranks first and fifth in the those categories. Groan again.
Pomeroy’s Pythagorean expectation approach — whatever that means — has been incredibly reliable in rating college basketball teams since he first began doing it in 2003; it often has a better success rate than the RPI ratings.
See the rankings for yourself here.