Kentucky up to No. 12 in new AP Poll
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Kentucky up to No. 12 in new AP Poll

Article written by:Tyler ThompsonTyler Thompson


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After the 28-point thrashing of Tennessee, Kentucky is climbing the AP Poll. The Cats are No. 12 in the new AP Top 25, up from No. 18 a week ago. Auburn is No. 2, making Saturday’s game on the Plains absolutely huge. Elsewhere in the SEC, LSU is No. 13 and Tennessee No. 24. Alabama and Texas A&M received votes. Kansas, Kentucky’s opponent in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, is No. 7.

Gonzaga is the new No. 1 team in the country. Auburn, Arizona, Purdue, and Baylor round out the top five. Here’s the entire poll for your viewing pleasure.

AP Top 25 – January 17

1Gonzaga (14-2)2West Coast1,486 (25)
2Auburn (16-1)4Southeastern1,482 (36)
3Arizona (14-1)6Pacific 121,320
4Purdue (14-2)7Big Ten1,255
5Baylor (15-2)1Big 121,238
6Duke (14-2)8Atlantic Coast1,205
7Kansas (14-2)9Big 121,192
8Wisconsin (14-2)13Big Ten1,056
9UCLA (11-2)3Pacific 121,041
10Houston (15-2)11American Athletic1,036
11Villanova (13-4)14Big East908
12Kentucky (14-3)18Southeastern804
13LSU (15-2)12Southeastern738
14Michigan State (14-3)10Big Ten681
15Iowa State (14-3)15Big 12665
16USC (14-2)5Pacific 12618
17Illinois (13-3)25Big Ten521
18Texas Tech (13-4)19Big 12509
19Ohio State (11-4)16Big Ten465
20Xavier (13-3)17Big East427
21Providence (14-2)23Big East350
22Loyola Chicago (13-2)NRMissouri Valley193
23Texas (13-4)21Big 12185
24Tennessee (11-5)22Southeastern98
25Connecticut (11-4)NRBig East73

Others Receiving Votes: Iowa 56, BYU 50, Davidson 34, Alabama 26, San Diego State 25, Miami (FL) 21, Oregon 15, West Virginia 14, Colorado State 13, Texas A&M 10, Oklahoma 7, TCU 4, Indiana 2, North Carolina 2

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