- The Kentucky Wildcats are standing pat in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, which has them 23rd.
- The Athletic’s Seth Davis has Kentucky ranked 15th.
- Bart Torvik has the Cats at 25th overall.
- KenPom ranks Kentucky 21st.
- The CBS Sports Top 25 and 1...does not include Kentucky.
- ESPN BPI ranks the Cats 13th.
- TeamRankings has Kentucky ranked 16th.
- Andy Katz’s Power 36 has the Cats all the way up to the 12th spot.
College basketball’s regular season came to a close over the weekend, and the Kentucky Wildcats capped the year off win an impressive road victory over Arkansas.
The No. 23 Wildcats split this week’s games, though, with a tough loss to Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. Still, the road win (without Cason Wallace and Sahvir Wheeler) combined with a feisty Vanderbilt team only beating UK by two could allow the Wildcats to remain in the AP Top-25 rankings.
While their rank does matter for future NCAA Tournament seeding, Kentucky already has their path for this week’s SEC Tournament. The win over Arkansas allowed the Wildcats to secure the No. 3 seed in the tournament, clinching a double-bye and scheduling the team’s first game for 9 pm ET on Friday night. Kentucky will play the winner of Vanderbilt and Georgia/LSU — a matchup scheduled to be played on Thursday night.
Kentucky’s performance this week will absolutely boost their tournament seeding even more. But for now, we are waiting on what today’s Associated Press Top 25 rankings will be.
Will the Wildcats remain in the Top-25? Or will they fall out of the rankings? Either way, Big Blue Nation will find out soon enough.
Check back throughout the day for updates on the AP Top-25 and the status of Kentucky.
Tweet of the Day
Day after going for 37 on the road, Antonio Reeves was volunteering his time at the High Street Y with Youth Basketball pic.twitter.com/4fcWh8xwvD— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 5, 2023
Adou Thiero volunteering as a youth basketball coach in Lexington today, after playing a key role in Kentucky’s road win over Arkansas yesterday.— Tristan Pharis (@TristanUda) March 5, 2023
Kentucky basketball has great players, but also great young men. Proud to have them representing the University!#BBN pic.twitter.com/YhNMcDudU1
This is wholesome.
She has a big weekend ahead.
Huge night for the former Wildcat.
Big day for Erin Coffel.
This just simply isn’t good.
Their first game is Friday at 8 PM CT.
Is there a small rivalry brewing?
Huge weekend on the diamond.
They’re a perfect 32-0 this year.