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Kentucky Basketball No. 10 in Preseason AP Poll

Tyler Thompsonabout 1 month

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The 2021-22 AP College Basketball Preseason Poll is out and once again, Kentucky Basketball is in the Top 10. The Wildcats are No. 10, in fact, in the poll, the top-ranked team from the SEC. This is the 12th time in the Calipari Era that Kentucky has started the season as a top-ten squad.

Gonzaga is No. 1, UCLA No. 2, Kansas No. 3. Duke, Kentucky’s first opponent of the season, is No. 9. Here’s where all of the Cats’ opponents rank:

  • Kansas (Jan. 29): No. 3
  • Duke (Nov. 9): No. 9
  • Alabama (Feb. 5, Feb. 19): No. 14
  • Arkansas (Feb. 26): No. 16
  • Ohio State (Dec. 18): No. 17
  • Tennessee (Jan. 15, Feb. 15): No. 18
  • Auburn (Jan. 22): No. 22

Louisville received three votes.

2021-22 AP College Basketball Preseason Poll

RANKTEAMCONFERENCEPOINTSPV RANK
1Gonzaga (0-0)West Coast1,562 (55)1
2UCLA (0-0)Pacific 121,459 (8)NR
3Kansas (0-0)Big 121,42712
4Villanova (0-0)Big East1,33218
5Texas (0-0)Big 121,3159
6Michigan (0-0)Big Ten1,2554
7Purdue (0-0)Big Ten1,21320
8Baylor (0-0)Big 129923
9Duke (0-0)Atlantic Coast963NR
10Kentucky (0-0)Southeastern894NR
11Illinois (0-0)Big Ten8612
12Memphis (0-0)American Athletic831NR
13Oregon (0-0)Pacific 12775NR
14Alabama (0-0)Southeastern7135
15Houston (0-0)American Athletic6946
16Arkansas (0-0)Southeastern67310
17Ohio State (0-0)Big Ten5817
18Tennessee (0-0)Southeastern563NR
19North Carolina (0-0)Atlantic Coast547NR
20Florida State (0-0)Atlantic Coast38114
21Maryland (0-0)Big Ten294NR
22Auburn (0-0)Southeastern267NR
23St. Bonaventure (0-0)Atlantic 10238NR
24Connecticut (0-0)Big East161NR
25Virginia (0-0)Atlantic Coast12515

Others Receiving Votes: Michigan State 87, Indiana 41, USC 30, Arizona 26, Virginia Tech 25, Oklahoma State 25, Xavier 22, Texas Tech 17, Richmond 13, Rutgers 11, Colorado State 11, LSU 7, Belmont 7, San Diego State 5, St. John’s 5, Mississippi State 5, Syracuse 5, Drake 4, Colorado 4, BYU 3, Notre Dame 3, Louisville 3

Kentucky Basketball in the AP Poll in the Calipari Era

SeasonPreseason RankFinal Rank
2009-1042
2010-111111
2011-1221
2012-133NR
2013-141RV
2014-1511
2015-16210
2016-1725
2017-18518
2018-1927
2019-2028
2020-2110NR
2021-2210?

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