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Kentucky Basketball No. 10 in new AP Top 25

Tyler Thompsonabout 2 months


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The new AP College Basketball poll is out and the Cats are down a spot after a ho-hum win over Central Michigan. Kentucky is No. 10 in the new Top 25, behind Kansas and Alabama and ahead of Arizona. Purdue is the new No. 1 team in the country, followed by Baylor and the previous No. 1, Duke, which lost to Ohio State last Tuesday. The Buckeyes, who play Kentucky in Las Vegas on Dec. 18, are back in the poll at No. 21.

With LSU hopping in at No. 25, there are now SEVEN SEC teams in the rankings: Alabama (9), Kentucky (10), Arkansas (12), Tennessee (13), Auburn (18), Florida (20), and LSU (25). It really does just mean more. In case you missed this fun fact yesterday, Kentucky is the only school in the SEC with three teams ranked in the “major” sports right now. The men’s basketball team is No. 10 (AP), the women’s basketball team is No. 16 (AP), and the football team is No. 25 (AP). Go Cats.

AP Top 25 – December 6

1Purdue (8-0)2Big Ten1,525 (61)
2Baylor (8-0)4Big 121,421
3Duke (7-1)1Atlantic Coast1,390
4UCLA (8-1)5Pacific 121,293
5Gonzaga (7-2)3West Coast1,240
6Villanova (6-2)6Big East1,175
7Texas (6-1)7Big 121,101
8Kansas (6-1)8Big 121,068
9Alabama (7-1)16Southeastern1,029
10Kentucky (6-1)9Southeastern972
11Arizona (7-0)11Pacific 12919
12Arkansas (8-0)10Southeastern905
13Tennessee (6-1)13Southeastern762
14Houston (7-1)15American Athletic686
15Connecticut (8-1)17Big East527
16USC (8-0)20Pacific 12510
17Iowa State (8-0)19Big 12499
18Auburn (7-1)21Southeastern419
19Michigan State (7-2)22Big Ten405
20Florida (6-1)14Southeastern386
21Ohio State (6-2)NRBig Ten370
22Wisconsin (7-1)23Big Ten338
23Seton Hall (7-1)25Big East177
24BYU (7-1)12West Coast157
25LSU (8-0)NRSoutheastern135

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 90, Xavier 78, Illinois 71, North Carolina 55, St. Bonaventure 37, Oklahoma 29, Memphis 14, Iowa 12, Michigan 11, San Francisco 10, Loyola Chicago 4, Indiana 3, Texas Tech 2

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