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

Does Kentucky deserve to be in the top 25?

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The Kentucky Wildcats are still a top-25 team, but barely.

The AP Top 25 Poll has Kentucky checking in at No. 22. The Auburn Tigers are up at No. 13.

The Coaches Poll dropped Kentucky to No. 20. Auburn is No. 12.

The NET rankings have Kentucky ranked No. 25, while the Ole Miss Rebels are No. 58, and Auburn is No. 7.

Kentucky is not ranked at ESPN (only 16 teams), The Athletic, CBS Sports, or Fox Sports.

EvanMiya has the Cats ranked No. 24, the Tigers No. 5, and the Rebels No. 54.

KenPom has Kentucky ranked No. 27, Ole Miss at No. 60, and Auburn up at No. 7.

TeamRankings has Kentucky at No. 20, Auburn at No. 6, and Ole Miss at No. 59.

BartTorvik has the Wildcats ranked No. 27, the Tigers at No. 5, and the Rebels at No. 51.

DRatings has Kentucky ranked No. 20, Auburn at No. 6, and Ole Miss at No. 35.

Knowing what you know and seeing what you’ve seen, where would you have the Cats ranked, if at all? Send us your thoughts in the comments section!


Good morning BBN.

A new week is here, and hopefully, it will bring about more happiness when it comes to Kentucky Basketball. The last month has been pretty brutal, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see the Cats fail to make the top 25 polls this week.

Even so, some of the analytics believe Kentucky is worthy of that distinction. The Cats are ranked 24th at EvanMiya, 20th at TeamRankings, and 20th at DRatings. Elsewhere, Kentucky is ranked 27th at both KenPom and BartTorvik,

Check back later as we learn where Kentucky — as well as upcoming opponents Ole Miss and Auburn — stands in the latest rankings.

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Headlines

Lacatena’s Strong Start, Schoonover’s Finish Sends UK Past Gophs – UK Athletics
The Kentucky Wildcats survived another extra-inning game Sunday, knocking off the Minnesota Golden Gophers 3-2 in eight to claim the title of the 2024 Aztec Opening Weekend Kickoff Tournament.

Kentucky Falls to Texas A&M on Sunday – UK Athletics
Ajae Petty scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but the Kentucky women’s basketball team lost to Texas A&M 61-44 on Sunday at Rupp Arena.

Kentucky basketball unable to find answers against Gonzaga in another Rupp Arena loss - The Athletic
The Wildcats have lost three games in a row for the first time ever at Rupp Arena, which opened in 1976.

Wildcats Take On Big Blue Bahamas at NEXUS Collegiate – UK Athletics
The University of Kentucky women’s golf team is in the Big Blue Bahamas this week, competing at the NEXUS Collegiate hosted by Texas Tech at Albany Golf Club in Nassau, Bahamas, from Feb. 12-14.

Vince Marrow offers more potential Wildcats in Ohio - Cats Pause
UK holds two commitments in the 2025 recruiting class.

An aggressive Reed Sheppard is the best Reed Sheppard - KSR
Reed Sheppard had 21 points in a loss to Gonzaga, all of which came in the second half. Kentucky needs that aggressiveness the whole game.

Forget defense, time for Kentucky to focus on 100 points per game offense - Cats Pause
Drastic measures are needed to save Kentucky's season on the brink. Call it "The Century Plan."

Kentucky is near lock to play Thursday at SEC Tournament - KSR
Kentucky will likely be playing on Thursday at the SEC Tournament for the second time in four seasons this March.

The state of men's hoops after Baylor-Kansas, Gonzaga-Kentucky and more - ESPN
Saturday wasn't about flashy top-10 matchups but must-wins for teams on the cut line or for strengthening the résumé. The Zags, Florida and Big East did just that.

Blind Jazz Sax Teacher Inspires Students to ‘Feel’ Their Instruments–Uses ‘Disability’ as Teaching Tool - GNN
As an educator with blindness, Weihmuller stresses turning any disadvantage into an advantage; one reason why he has students play in the dark

New Prosthetic Hand Allows Man to Sense Temperature: ‘I could feel the warmth of another person’ - GNN
The first-ever prosthetic limb that allows the wearer to sense temperature and feel the warmth of another person has been created.