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Tuesday Headlines: Kentucky in the College Basketball Rankings

Where should Kentucky be in the latest college basketball polls and power rankings?

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Well, somehow, Kentucky fell a spot in the latest Coaches Top 25 Poll.

That’s right, the Cats fell one spot to No. 10, being passed by Florida Atlantic (No. 6) and Illinois (No. 9), while Oklahoma (No. 13) fell behind the Cats.

Oh well. More than anything, this is a sign of how bad Louisville is. Just playing them is almost a negative on your record, even if it is a historic beatdown.

Coaches Top 25 Poll

  1. Purdue (24 first-place votes)
  2. Kansas (1)
  3. Houston (7)
  4. Arizona
  5. UConn
  6. FAU
  7. Tennessee
  8. Marquette
  9. Illinois
  10. Kentucky
  11. North Carolina
  12. BYU
  13. Oklahoma
  14. Colorado State
  15. Duke
  16. Gonzaga
  17. Clemson
  18. Memphis
  19. Baylor
  20. Creighton
  21. James Madison
  22. Ole Miss
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Texas
  25. Providence

Greetings BBN. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas weekend!

The Kentucky Wildcats are riding high after scoring rivalry wins over North Carolina and Louisville, and they’re also climbing up several of the latest college basketball rankings.

AP Top 25 Poll

1. Purdue (46 first-place votes)

2. Kansas (5)

3. Houston (9)

4. Arizona

5. UConn

6. Tennessee

7. FAU

8. Kentucky

9. North Carolina

10. Marquette

11. Illinois

12. Oklahoma

13. Gonzaga

14. BYU

15. Colorado State

16. Duke

17. Baylor

18. Clemson

19. Memphis

20. James Madison

21. Texas

22. Creighton

23. Wisconsin

24. Ole Miss

25. Providence

Check back later as more college basketball rankings are updated.

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