Kentucky ranked No. 12 in new Coaches Poll
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Kentucky ranked No. 12 in new Coaches Poll

Drew Franklin01/17/22

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Moments after the Associated Press released its new Top 25, the USA Today Coaches Poll updated its college basketball rankings with Kentucky in the same spot. The Wildcats are No. 12 in both the AP and coaches polls this week, up five spots from 17th in last week’s coaches’ rankings. Kentucky moved six spots in the AP.

Also making a big climb in the coaches’ eyes, Auburn moved up to No. 2 in the final update before Kentucky travels to Auburn to play the Tigers on Saturday. That’ll be a big one for the SEC race.

Kentucky’s next opponent, Texas A&M, is not ranked but did receive votes in the new top 25.

See how the coaches saw it below.

Coaches Poll Top 25

1) Gonzaga

2) Auburn

3) Arizona

4) Purdue

5) Duke

6) Baylor

7) Kansas

8) Wisconsin

9) UCLA

10) Houston

11) Villanova

12) Kentucky

13) Michigan State

14) Iowa State

15) USC

16) LSU

17) Illinois

18) Ohio State

19) Texas Tech

20) Xavier

21) Providence

22) Texas

23) Colorado State

24) Loyola-Chicago

25) Tennessee

25) Connecticut

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