Kentucky climbs into the Top 5 of the AP Poll

Mrs. Tyler Thompsonover 2 years

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After two big road wins and some stumbles by teams ahead of them, Kentucky has moved into the top five of the AP Poll.

The Cats are No. 5 behind Tennessee, Duke, Virginia, and Gonzaga. Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan State, and Marquette make up the rest of the top ten.

Rank Team Record Points
1 Tennessee 20-1 1,579(48)
2 Duke 19-2 1,532(12)
3 Virginia 20-1 1,478(4)
4 Gonzaga 21-2 1,423
5 Kentucky 18-3 1,310
6 Nevada 21-1 1,228
7 Michigan 20-2 1,217
8 North Carolina 17-4 1,167
9 Michigan State 18-4 1,051
10 Marquette 19-3 1,029
11 Virginia Tech 18-3 948
12 Houston 21-1 838
13 Kansas 17-5 809
14 Villanova 18-4 801
15 Purdue 16-6 697
16 Louisville 16-6 561
17 Iowa State 17-5 545
18 Texas Tech 17-5 482
19 Wisconsin 16-6 462
20 Iowa 17-5 242
21 LSU 17-4 205
22 Florida State 16-5 180
23 Buffalo 19-3 153
24 Maryland 17-6 144
25 Cincinnati 19-3 142

Others receiving votes: Washington 135, Mississippi St. 133, Auburn 128, Kansas St 114, Baylor 44, Wofford 15, Lipscomb 5, Syracuse 3.

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2021-09-19