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College Basketball 2018: New AP Top 25 Poll and ESPN Power Rankings

A wild week of hoops has a ton of shakeup in the newest polls.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are falling hard in the newest top 25 polls and power rankings.

After losing at Tennessee, the Cats have fallen all the way down to No. 21 in the newest AP Top 25 Poll. That seems a bit harsh, especially since Tennessee is still ranked No. 24 in the polls.

To date, UK has three losses, but two of them are to top-25 teams, including No. 12 Kansas. However, UK doesn’t have a win over a top-25 team, and they won’t get a chance for one for at least another week, as they’ll face unranked Texas A&M and Vanderbilt this week.

Here is the entire AP Poll:

1 Villanova Wildcats

2 West Virginia Mountaineers

3 Virginia Cavaliers

4 Michigan State Spartans

5 (tie) Wichita State Shockers

5 (tie) Purdue Boilermakers

7 Duke Blue Devils

8 Texas Tech Red Raiders

9 Oklahoma Sooners

10 Xavier Musketeers

11 Arizona State Sun Devils

12 Kansas Jayhawks

13 Seton Hall Pirates

14 Cincinnati Bearcats

15 Gonzaga Bulldogs

16 TCU Horned Frogs

17 Arizona Wildcats

18 Miami-Florida Hurricanes

19 Clemson Tigers

20 North Carolina Tar Heels

21 Kentucky Wildcats

22 Auburn Tigers

23 Florida State Seminoles

24 Tennessee Volunteers

25 Creighton Bluejays

The newest ESPN power rankings weren’t any friendlier. They have UK dropping all the way to No. 24.

24. Kentucky Wildcats

Record: 12-3

Last week: 18

Really, what has Kentucky done this season? Home wins over Virginia Tech and Louisville looked better on the day they happened than they do now, and there’s nothing else to really hang their hat on. The young Wildcats have shown signs of improvement, though, and they get a slumping Texas A&M bunch on Tuesday.

If the Cats don’t beat Texas A&M and Vanderbilt this week, they’ll likely be unranked in every poll next week.