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UK drops one spot to #14 in the AP poll

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After losing at Arkansas and beating Tennessee, the Cats dropped one spot in the latest AP poll, coming in at #14.

1. Arizona (61)
2. Syracuse (4)
3. Michigan State
4. Villanova
5. Wichita State
6. Florida
7. San Diego State
8. Kansas
9. Wisconsin
10. Iowa
11. Oklahoma State
12. Louisville
13. UMass
14. Kentucky
15. Cincinnati
16. Iowa State
17. Ohio State
18. Duke
19. Saint Louis
20. Pitt
21. Michigan
22. Kansas State
23. Memphis
24. Baylor
25. Oklahoma

Go Cats.

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63 Comments for UK drops one spot to #14 in the AP poll



  1. Dingo
    12:18 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I love MKG. One of my all time favorite Cats.



    • UK fan
      12:26 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Yea, i’d take him over any player on this current team. He has heart and he took pride in wearing that UK jersey..



  2. UK fan
    12:22 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    We as a fan base should be ashamed of ourselves by hyping up this team so much. Now everyone of my buddies “never, ever said we would go undefeated”. We all need to man up and admit that we was wrong , or it makes us look even worse. This team lacks fundamentals & heart. Man up BBN..



    • AnthonyBBN
      12:28 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Go back under your bridge troll.



    • UK fan
      12:33 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Why am i a troll? Can you not accept reality? Did you not overhype this team? I bet you reply with something like “i never once said we would go 40&0”. Man up and accept that this whole fanbase was wrong.



    • AnthonyBBN
      12:37 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      You are a troll because you are a UofL fan commenting on a UK fan site only in the negative.



    • ok buddy
      12:42 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      What team have you been watching? I see a team that is busting their butts. Yes they still make mistakes, but the effort is there. Uk fan? Yea right.



    • UK fan
      12:45 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I bleed blue fool. Just because i dont live with a matt jones state of reality does’nt mean im any less of a fan..



    • UK fan
      12:48 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I never said they are’nt playing hard. I was just saying they aint “the best recruiting class evef”.



    • The Fab Five
      12:51 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      We lost 8 regular season games our freshman year and people still call us the best recruiting class ever. Reputations are earned in March and early April



    • Wow
      12:56 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      UK fan (which I’m SURE you are): Apostrophe’s (those little ‘ things) go between the n and the t. Master basic elementary grammar before you start calling others out. It makes your idiotic comments even more idiotic, as if that was even possible.



    • raccoon
      2:26 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      You have to differentiate between the best recruiting class and the best freshman class.

      The 2012 Kentucky team was the best set of Freshman ever. The team was led by two freshman in AD and MKG as well as having a freshman starting PG in Teague and went 38-2 and won the title. Much better than the Fab Five in terms of performance.

      The argument between whether the 2013 Cats recruiting class was better than the Fab Five as a recruiting class is based on the players as recruits.

      Seperately you can decide whether given how good the recruiting class is whether the team’s performance is disappointing. Given how good the Kentucky recruiting class was as well as bringing back a few players I can see how people think it is disappointing, but that doesn’t mean people were wrong to call it a great recruiting class.



  3. twocoach
    12:29 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Breakdown of the Top 25:

    Big 12: 6 teams (of the 10 in the conference)
    Big 10: 5 teams (of the 12 in the conference)
    ACC: 3 teams (of the 15 in the conference)
    AAC: 3 teams (of the 10 in the conference)
    SEC: 2 teams (of the 14 in the conference)
    Atlantic 10: 2 teams (of the 13 in the conference)
    Pac 12: 1 team (of the 12 in the conference)
    Big East: 1 team (of the 10 in the conference)
    MVC: 1 team (of the 10 in the conference)
    MWC: 1 team (of the 11 in the conference)



    • WRB
      1:23 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      You can count & you know how many teams are in each conference
      That’s great info there.
      Glad you shared it with us.

      Now go do your daily duty.
      I hear Self is ready for his reach around from you.



  4. Bevcat
    12:32 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    And UL at #12? Who have they beaten to deserve such a high ranking? Riding on the apron strings of last years title it seems.



  5. James
    12:33 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Louisville is too high. Those dudes suck. But hey, it’s helping the RPI.



    • CoreyUK87
      12:41 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Yea, but they are the defending champs, and i guarantee they dont go to the NIT. Im pretty sure they will be happy with a sweet 16. They’ve been to back to back final fours. Im pretty sure they could deal with an early exit this year. Just my opinion..



    • CoreyUL86
      12:50 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      ^ Hahahaha. Mmkay.



  6. YIKES
    12:34 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    If UK lost to UofL, would we be in the top 25



    • Ifs and buts
      12:53 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      If JFK had handled the Cuban missile crisis differently, would we all be speaking Russian? Who cares? We did beat Louisville, so your question is irrelevant



    • Fidel Castrol Oil
      1:09 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      You’d all be espeakin’ Cuban !



    • CapitalH
      9:20 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      @Yikes, I wouldn’t be surprised!



  7. Austin Monnett
    12:44 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    UMass has barely escaped games this year. Sure, they have some good wins. But UK beats them 8 times out of 10.



  8. BurnerTurner5
    12:52 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    How in the hell did the ville snake their way back up ahead of UK?



    • tha truff
      12:55 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      By beating a quality opponent on the road..



    • Wow
      1:01 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      UCONN? The one man team that has losses to Houston and SMU?



    • jpg
      1:03 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Truff, an unranked UConn is a quality opponent? I know it is UL’s first top-40 win, but heck!



    • tha truff
      1:04 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Yes, the same uconn team that handled the only good team in the SEC. (florida)



    • tha truff
      1:07 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      And UK cant beat baylor on a nuetral floor. There’s no way UK coild beat UCONN at home..



    • TorpedoVegas
      1:08 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Handled? Didn’t Florida lose on a last second shot? Yeah, it was a massacre.



    • tha truff
      1:12 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      So, if UofL sucks so bad, then who has UK beat? Plus UK lost arkansas, UL doesnt have a bad loss.. so….



    • TorpedoVegas
      1:24 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      UL had one of the worst/easiest out of conference schedules in the country and they play in the AAC. They shouldn’t have any “bad” loses. Take off the blinders.



    • AnthonyBBN
      1:28 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Do you remember Dec 28th? BY the by AP and Coaches polls don’t mean much, take a look at RPI. UK is 13th UofL is 32nd. UK has 6 wins in the top 100, UofL has 4.



    • theSkinny81
      1:31 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Holy sh*t, this dude “tha truff” is an idiot. Haven’t beaten anyone all year, then finally beat a mediocre UCONN team, and he’s ready to hang a banner.



    • tha truff
      1:34 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I never said that UL had a hard schedule. But don’t beat your chest and act like UK should be ranked ahead of UL when they just lost to arkansas.facts are facts, and U doesnt have a bad loss. But UK does..



    • tha truff
      1:39 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      The original post was wondering why UL is ranked ahead of UK and i said its because they have beat a quality opponent on the road, and uk has a bad loss. I never once tried to make a win against UC look better than what it is..



    • AnthonyBBN
      2:01 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Bad losses are to teams outside of the RPI top 150, UK doesn’t have one outside of the top 100, neither does UofL. UK’s SOS is 5th whereas UofL is 72nd. So seriously don’t act like UofL has done so much better.



    • Size 20 shoes
      2:34 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      It’s a shame we don’t have an easy way to know who is the better team between UL/UK…..oh wait! We DO HAVE A WAY. UK HANDLED UL this year. UL had not looked impressive against decent to good teams. Beating UConn on the road is respectable, but not enough of a reason to bump them ahead of the team that beat them.



  9. tha truff
    12:58 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    And I love me some Ric Pitiner! Three cheers for this quality dude!



  10. tha truff
    12:59 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I honestly see U of L winning it all this year. They have the best coach in the history of the game, bar none.



    • jpg
      1:06 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I love UL fans on a UK board. UL can not rebound with any team that has size, and yet UL is going to win it all this year? It took rick 12 years to get UL it’s 3rd ever chip.

      Goo luck with that prediction. You can probably get some great odds in Vegas.



    • Mike Krzyzewski
      2:06 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      10 – I disagree.



    • John Wooden
      2:08 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I also disagree.



    • Billy Gillispie
      3:02 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      I disagree.



  11. that truff
    1:03 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Russ Dickulus > John Wall



    • WRB
      1:31 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      If anything you had said before this made any sense when you posted this you proved to everyone you were stupid as a rock.



    • Agreed
      2:05 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Agreed, WRB. Truff just sealed his place in the Moron Hall of Fame with that one.



  12. jpg
    1:09 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Too bad John Wall destroys ol’ Russ. Russ is so good he has helped UL beat UK 1 time since he has been on the team.

    L1C5 = Louisville 1 Cal 5



  13. AnthonyBBN
    1:10 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    What I like is they basically just switched Iowa St and Kansas in the polls. Kansas did have 2 big quality wins this past week, just not sure if it should sky rocket them up 7-8 spots in the polls.



    • twocoach
      2:45 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Two wins over Top 10 teams in the week, including one on the road, will do that for ya. Where do you think Kansas should be, when you look at who they have beat and who they lost to?



    • AnthonyBBN
      3:09 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      5 spots max, I would put them at 10th.



    • twocoach
      3:52 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      So we need to find the two teams you’d move ahead of them:

      Wisconsin? They lost TWICE to unranked teams last week, including once at home.
      Iowa? wins over Ohio State, Minnesota and Xavier are their best then a huge dropoff to their 4th best win NEBRASKA.
      Oklahoma State? We just beat them head to head and have better wins on our resume.
      Louisville? They shouldn’t even be ranked.
      UMass? Come on.
      Kentucky? I think even the most unbalance Uk homer would have a hatrd time putting Kentucky in the Top 10 right now.

      I wouldn’t put ANY of those teams above them, let alone two. So if not Kansas then WHO?



  14. John Wooden
    2:07 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I also disagree.



    • Bill Walton
      3:03 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Let’s get high.



  15. John Wooden
    2:38 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I’m dead.



    • Bill Walton
      3:04 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

      Let’s get high.



  16. UKBlue1!
    2:55 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Trolls are on a Roll!



  17. Thad Matta
    3:10 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    My team has lost 3 straight games how are we even in the Top 25 still?



  18. 2mites
    3:21 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I posted after the UT game that UK’s week netted in a loss in the polls for the week. The Ark. loss was a bad loss plain and simple and the win over a mediocre UT did nothing to give the Cats a boost. Cats need a string of wins now to keep from falling more.



  19. Irate UK Fan
    3:41 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    How can Louisville be ranked ahead of us? They’ve only beaten one quality team on the road, whereas we’ve beaten…oh.



  20. Kevin
    4:46 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    Despite the drop in the poll Joe Lunardi moved us up to #9 and the first 3 seed in his latest bracket. The experts know that UK is slowly but surely getting it together and I think the way we fought against Arkansas and bounced back against Tennessee are definite signs of progress. Just need to keep getting better and put the whole package together. Keep it up boys, GBB!



  21. bigblueincincy
    5:29 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t think losing to Arkansas within the last secon of overtime AT Arkansas, where they have only lost once in 2 years as a bad loss.



  22. Jerk
    10:04 pm January 20, 2014 Permalink

    This site is just filled with morons!