The latest college basketball polls are out following an upset-filled Week 9.
With conference play now in full swing for everyone, we're starting to see how teams familiar with each other is leading to some pretty big upsets. The LSU Tigers beating the Kentucky Wildcats was what got the headlines last week, but that wasn't enough to push UK down the rankings thanks to several other top-25 teams losing.
In all, there were a combined six losses by top-10 teams last week, including two losses by both the Virginia Cavaliers and Arizona Wildcats. All of this led to UK coming in at No. 13 in this week's USA Today Coaches Poll. Somehow UVA stayed ahead of them, despite losing to unranked Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech last week, but whatever. Polls thankfully don't matter right now and serve as just small indicator of how good teams are right now.
There is no debating that the Oklahoma Sooners, Kansas Jayhawks, Maryland Terrapins, and Michigan State Spartans deserve to be at the top, which they continue to be in this week's poll. With all four of them having just one loss while beating quality opponents, those four are in a class of their own as we're at the halfway point of the regular season.
Here is a look at the fully-updated Top 25 Coaches Poll.
- Others receiving votes: Connecticut 34, Oregon 18, USC 16, UCLA 12, George Washington 11, California 9, Houston 5, Dayton 5, Valparaiso 5, Texas Tech 3, Washington 3, Arkansas-Little Rock 2, Cincinnati 2, Saint Mary's 1, Utah 1, Hawaii 1, Boise State 1
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- Others receiving votes: USC 79, Indiana 59, UCLA 21, Utah 10, Texas Tech 10, Saint Mary's 8, Wichita St 7, Valparaiso 6, Oregon 6, Hawaii 4, St Bonaventure 1, Oregon State 1, Akron 1, Dayton 1