Kentucky climbs in both college basketball polls this week

Drew Franklinover 3 years

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Kentucky is gradually making its way back up the AP college basketball poll, where it was ranked as high as fifth earlier this season. This week the Cats find themselves at No. 18 in the poll, up three places from the No. 21 ranking of a week ago. They were helped by the fall of Seton Hall, TCU, Miami and Clemson, all of which suffered losses that caused their drop in the poll. Believe it or not, Auburn --- yes, Auburn --- is the SEC's highest ranked team, sitting at No. 17 this week, one spot ahead of the Wildcats.

AP Top 25

RK TEAM RECORD PTS

1

Villanova (63) 16-1

1,623

2

Virginia (1) 16-1

1,527

3

Purdue (1) 17-2

1,411

4

Oklahoma 14-2

1,371

5

Duke 15-2

1,319

6

West Virginia 15-2

1,304

7

Wichita State 15-2

1,283

8

Texas Tech 15-2

1,276

9

Michigan State 16-3

1,062

10

Kansas 14-3

1,032

11

Xavier 16-3

928

12

Cincinnati 15-2

858

13

Gonzaga 16-3

829

14

Arizona 14-4

723

15

North Carolina 14-4

666

16

Arizona State 14-3

639

17

Auburn 16-1

523

18

Kentucky 14-3

487

19

Seton Hall 15-3

455

20

Clemson 15-2

444

21

Tennessee 12-4

358

22

Ohio State 15-4

276

23

Michigan 15-4

233

24

TCU 13-4

196

25

Miami 13-3

143

And in the USA Today Coaches poll, Kentucky moved up four spots to No. 16 in the country. Auburn isn't as highly regarded in this one, as Bruce Pearl's Tigers hold a No. 20 ranking.
RK TEAM RECORD PTS

1

Villanova (27) 14-1

770

2

West Virginia (4) 14-1

724

3

Virginia 14-1

693

4

Michigan State 15-2

679

5

Wichita State 13-2

586

6

Duke 13-2

584

7

Purdue 15-2

567

8

Texas Tech 14-1

525

9

Oklahoma 12-2

518

10

Xavier 15-2

505

11

Arizona State 13-2

449

12

Kansas 12-3

426

13

Cincinnati 14-2

350

14

Gonzaga 14-3

325

15

Seton Hall 14-2

304

16

TCU 13-2

285

17

Clemson 14-1

258

18

North Carolina 12-4

230

19

Miami 13-2

219

20

Kentucky 12-3

205

21

Arizona 12-4

174

22

Creighton 13-3

160

23

Tennessee 10-4

138

24

Auburn 14-1

100

25

Notre Dame 13-3

53

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