Kentucky Basketball back in the Top 10 of the AP Poll
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Kentucky Basketball back in the Top 10 of the AP Poll

Article written by:Tyler ThompsonTyler Thompson


Photo by Dr. Michael Huang | Kentucky Sports Radio

After wins over Mount St. Mary’s and Ohio, Kentucky is back in the top ten of the AP Poll. Or, rather, the top eleven. The new Top 25 is out and the Cats are tied for tenth with Alabama. That’s a rise of three spots from last week.

Gonzaga and UCLA are still No. 1 and No. 2 in the poll, with Purdue hopping Kansas to take the No. 3 spot. In addition to Kentucky and Alabama, four other SEC teams are in the Top 25: Arkansas (13), Tennessee (15), Auburn (19), and Florida (23).

Ohio State dropped out of the rankings and Notre Dame and Louisville didn’t even receive votes, so Kentucky’s next game vs. a Top 25 opponent isn’t until Jan. 15 at Tennessee.

AP Top 25 (November 22)

1GonzagaWest Coast4-01,515(55)
3PurdueBig Ten5-01,391(1)
4KansasBig 123-01,354
6BaylorBig 124-01,154
7VillanovaBig East3-21,090
8TexasBig 123-11,083
9MemphisAmerican Athletic Conference (AAC)4-01,002
12HoustonAmerican Athletic Conference (AAC)3-0861
14IllinoisBig Ten2-1624
16St. BonaventureAtlantic 105-0517
18Brigham YoungWest Coast4-0449
20MichiganBig Ten3-2367
21Seton HallBig East3-0363
22ConnecticutBig East4-0342
24Southern CaliforniaPac-123-0138
25XavierBig East4-0102

Others receiving votes: Oregon 96, Virginia Tech 91, Ohio St. 89, North Carolina 75, Indiana 45, Michigan St. 44, Marquette 41, Colorado St. 30, Maryland 28, Texas Tech 26, Iowa 6, LSU 6, Florida St. 4, Mississippi St. 4, Drake 2, San Francisco 1, George Mason 1, Ohio 1, Loyola Chicago 1.

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