Let's see it's been less than 72 hours since Calipari and the Cats brought UK's 8th national basketball championship and the glow, the euphoria, the pride still dominate the BBN. Add to that the one-and-done controversy, the Calipari-to-the-NBA rumors, draft possibilities and the upcoming NCAA signing date, and one can see that there isn't a whole lot of media oxygen remaining, yet UK has another #1 ranked team — Coach Gary Henderson's Bat Cats. UK #1 in SEC! UK #1 in nation — who would believe it? Not me. Cats won 20th straight game in Cliff Hagan stadium defeating Dayton 19-6 with 6 HR's including a grand slam. Ole Miss comes to Lexington for a weekend series. Time for some ASoB attention paid to the nation's #1 team: University of Kentucky Wildcats!
Kentucky (28-2) has now opened its season with a school-record 20 consecutive wins at Cliff Hagan Stadium, eclipsing the previous record of 16 consecutive home wins in 2006 and 2007. The Wildcats passed their first test as the newly ranked top-ranked team in the nation in a ranking by Collegiate Baseball, ranking No. 4 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches' poll, No. 7 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association poll and No. 8 in the Baseball America top-25.