People who are paid to vote on such things tapped Kentucky to top their polls this week. However, a look at KenPom's ratings grant some validity a feeling that I, paranoid UK fan, have had about this team for the past few weeks: we're not as good as our record. KenPom rates Kentucky SIXTH, behind Ohio State, Kansas, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Syracuse. Kentucky is 7th in the country in adjusted offense and 11th in adjusted defense. Letting Alabama score at will in the paint on Saturday probably didn't help that number. Obviously, 7 and 11 are good, but Kentucky has slipped since league play started in both effectiveness categories.
From a bird's eye view, some of that is explicable. Think of how many 2 and 3 footers and layups this team seems to miss lately. It hasn't detracted from the bottom line, wins, but it is frustrating, and seems to be going the opposite direction.
So again I ask you: am I right to be concerned?