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Kentucky Wildcats in the new college basketball rankings

A look at where the Cats stand in the latest college basketball rankings, including the first edition of the NET.

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The AP Top 25 Poll is out, and it has Kentucky ranked 16th.

As is the case in the newest Coaches Poll, Arizona is the new No. 1 team, while Houston, Kansas, Purdue, and UConn make up the rest of the top five.

AP Poll

1. Arizona

2. Kansas

3. Houston

4. Purdue

5. UConn

6. Baylor

7. Gonzaga

8. Marquette

9. North Carolina

10. Creighton

11. Florida Atlantic

12. Texas

13. Colorado State

14. BYU

15. Miami

16. Kentucky

17. Tennessee

18. JMU

19. Oklahoma

20. Illinois

21. Texas A&M

22. Duke

23. Wisconsin

24. Clemson

25. SDSU

Others Receiving Votes: Virginia 148, Ohio State 122, TCU 87, Northwestern 77, Alabama 50, Michigan State 46, Princeton 35, UCLA 23, Cincinnati 21, Mississippi 15, Arkansas 14, Providence 13, South Carolina 9, Villanova 8, Colorado 5, Memphis 5, Nevada 4, Georgia Tech 2


The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off quite the week in which they thrashed a top-10 Miami Hurricanes squad, only to fall at home to UNC Wilmington just four days later.

That makes for an interesting quandary as to where to rank Kentucky this week, especially with a host of other top-25 teams going down.

Let’s dive into the newest college basketball rankings.

Coaches Top 25 Poll

1. Arizona

2. Houston

3. Kansas

4. Purdue

5. UConn

6. Baylor

7. Marquette

8. Gonzaga

9. Florida Atlantic

10. North Carolina

11. Creighton

12. Colorado State

T-13. Tennessee

T-13. BYU

15. Miami

16. Texas

17. Kentucky

18. Illinois

19. Texas A&M

20. Clemson

21. Duke

22. Oklahoma

23. Virginia

24. James Madison

25. Ohio State

Others Receiving Votes: Wisconsin 66; Alabama 55; TCU 53; Michigan State 42; Princeton 38; San Diego State 34; Northwestern 24; Ole Miss 23; Iowa State 23; Auburn 21; UCLA 17; Nevada 13; Memphis 9; Florida State 8; Cincinnati 8; Villanova 5; Utah 5; USC 5; Mississippi State 2;