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Monday Headlines: Kentucky in the College Basketball Rankings (UPDATE)

Kentucky Basketball makes a big jump in several rankings as postseason play begins.

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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.

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