As expected, the Kentucky Wildcats are taking a tumble in the latest college basketball rankings.
It’s still far too early in the season to press the panic button, but it’s become painfully clear that Kentucky is not a top 10 team right now.
Kentucky also fell out of the ESPN Power Rankings, which only rank the top 16 teams, while Jeff Borzello had this blurb on the Cats.
Kentucky’s reliance on Oscar Tshiebwe was very apparent this past week. The reigning national player of the year returned from injury against Michigan State and was dominant off the bench, going for 22 points and 18 rebounds — until he fouled out and his team fell apart in the second overtime to lose. Tshiebwe was then the only one to get off the bus in the first half against Gonzaga, going for 14 points and seven rebounds in the opening period. By the time he got any help in the second half, the game was essentially out of reach.
We’re on to North Florida.
- North Carolina (4-0)
- Houston (5-0) (7)
- Kansas (4-0)
- Texas (3-0) (1)
- Gonzaga (3-1)
- Virginia (4-0)
- Baylor (4-1)
- Creighton (4-0)
- Arkansas (3-0)
- Duke (3-1)
- Indiana (4-0)
- Arizona (3-0)
- Kentucky (3-2)
- Illinois (4-1)
- Michigan State (3-1)
- Auburn (4-0)
- UCLA (3-2)
- Alabama (4-0)
- San Diego State (3-0)
- Texas Tech (3-0)
- Tennessee (2-1)
- UConn (5-0)
- Purdue (3-0)
- Iowa (3-0)
- Maryland (5-0)
- North Carolina
- Michigan State
- San Diego State
- Texas Tech
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