Kentucky's history as the #1 ranked team

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TWO UK TEAMS (1958 and 1998) THAT NEVER MADE #1 -UK has a 153-23 record as the #1 ranked team GAMES AS #1 BY DECADE 1940's: 19 games (18-1 record) 1950's: 82 games (73-9 record) 1960's: 21 games (17-4 record) 1970's: 33 games (30-3 record) 1980's: 7 games (6-1 record) 1990's: 10 games (6-4 record) 2000's: 4 games (3-1 record) LOSSES AS #1 BY VENUE HOME: 2 losses (1955: Georgia Tech, 1988: Auburn) ROAD: 10 losses (Last: 1993, Vanderbilt) NEUTRAL: 4 losses SEC Tournament: 2 losses (1951: Vanderbilt, 1996: Mississippi St.) NCAA/NIT Tournament: 5 losses LOSSES BY MARGAIN 1-4 points: 8 5-9 points: 8 10+ points: 7 (including last 5 losses as #1) GAMES AT #1 BY COACH Adolph Rupp: 128 games (113-15 record) Joe B. Hall: 29 games (27-2 record) Eddie Sutton: 5 games (4-1 record) Rick Pitino: 10 games (6-4 record) Tubby Smith: 4 games (3-1 record) TEAMS WITH MOST GAMES AT #1 1977-78: 27 games 1950-51: 23 games 1951-52: 20 games 1948-49: 19 games 1969-70: 14 games 1953-54: 13 games 1954-55: 13 games 1958-59: 13 games NATIONAL TITLE TEAMS GAMES AT #1 1948: NO AP POLL 1949: 19 games 1951: 23 games 1958: 0 games 1978: 27 games 1996: 7 games 1998: 0 games TEAMS THAT HAVE BEATEN UK MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN CATS WERE #1 St. Louis (1950, 1951) Georgia Tech (1951 twice) Vanderbilt (1951, 1959, 1964, 1993) Mississippi St. (1959, 1996)

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2021-09-17