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Kentucky drops in new college basketball rankings

Richmond has found themselves inside the top 20.

NCAA Basketball: Bluegrass Showcase-Richmond at Kentucky Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky Wildcats struggled Sunday in a 76-64 loss to the Richmond Spiders that saw the Cats not record a single assist in the 2nd half.

Now we know where the Cats are ranked following their first loss of the season. Kentucky dropped from No. 10 to No. 20 in the latest AP Poll.

As for the Spiders, they jumped into the poll as they now sit one spot ahead of Kentucky at No. 19.

On Tuesday night, the Wildcats will face off with the Kansas Jayhawks who dropped from 6th to 7th after their 1-1 start to the 2020-21 season.

At the top, the Gonzaga Bulldogs still hold the No. 1 spot with the Baylor Bears right behind at No. 2. However the rest of the top 10 is all mixed up after a wild first week of college basketball.

AP Top 25 Poll

1- Gonzaga Bulldogs

2- Baylor Bears

3- Iowa Hawkeyes

4- Wisconsin Badgers

5- Illinois Fighting Illini

6- Duke Blue Devils

7- Kansas Jayhawks

8- Michigan State Spartans

9- Creighton Bluejays

10- Houston Cougars

11- West Virginia Mountaineers

12- Villanova Wildcats

13- Tennessee Volunteers

14- North Carolina Tar Heels

15- Virginia Cavaliers

16- Virginia Tech Hokies

17- Texas Longhorns

Texas Tech Red Raiders

19- Richmond Spiders

20- Kentucky Wildcats

21- Oregon Ducks

22- Florida State Seminoles

23- Ohio State Buckeyes

24- Rutgers Scarlet Knights

25- Arizona State Sun Devils

Elsewhere, Kentucky fell out of the ESPN Power 16, where Richmond checked in as the No. 16 team.

The new CBS Sports Top 25 And 1 has the Cats down to No. 21.

Andy Katz’s Power 36 was the friendliest ranking, as it only had Kentucky falling down to No. 16.

Where do you think the Cats should be ranked? Let us know in the comments section!