Kentucky Drops in AP and Coaches Poll Despite Wins

Despite wins over Samford and Portland last week, the voters in the AP and Coaches Polls didn’t think Kentucky was impressive enough to garner more votes than the previous week’s rankings.

Kentucky dropped to 22 from 19 in the coaches poll and plummeted from 26 to 28 in the AP.

Here are both college basketball rankings:

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (44) 9-0 1,580
2 Duke (20) 9-0 1,551
3 Michigan 9-0 1,444
4 Syracuse 8-0 1,378
5 Florida 7-0 1,319
6 Louisville 8-1 1,303
7 Ohio State 6-1 1,211
8 Arizona 7-0 1,178
9 Kansas 7-1 1,087
10 Illinois 10-0 991
11 Cincinnati 9-0 944
12 Missouri 8-1 877
13 Minnesota 10-1 714
14 Gonzaga 9-1 699
15 Georgetown 7-1 577
16 Creighton 9-1 525
17 New Mexico 10-0 512
18 San Diego State 7-1 491
19 Michigan State 8-2 328
20 UNLV 7-1 305
21 North Carolina 7-2 298
22 Notre Dame 8-1 283
23 Wichita State 9-0 280
24 Oklahoma State 7-1 251
25 North Carolina State 6-2 213
  • Others receiving votes: Oregon 177, Pittsburgh 177, Kentucky 44, Wyoming 15, Connecticut 10, Marquette 8, Virginia Commonwealth 6, Maryland 5, Butler 5, Murray State 4, Miami (FL) 3, Alabama 3, Virginia Tech 3, LSU 1
USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Indiana (25) 9-0 769
2 Duke (6) 9-0 749
3 Michigan 9-0 705
4 Syracuse 8-0 663
5 Florida 7-0 644
6 Louisville 8-1 609
7 Ohio State 6-1 586
8 Arizona 7-0 568
9 Kansas 7-1 537
10 Illinois 10-0 465
11 Missouri 8-1 450
12 Cincinnati 9-0 447
13 Creighton 9-1 338
14 Gonzaga 9-1 325
15 San Diego State 7-1 292
16 Minnesota 10-1 225
17 UNLV 7-1 224
18 North Carolina 7-2 222
19 Michigan State 8-2 213
20 New Mexico 10-0 207
21 Georgetown 7-1 163
22 Kentucky 6-3 125
23 Oklahoma State 7-1 116
24 Notre Dame 8-1 110
25 North Carolina State 6-2 93
  • Others receiving votes: Wichita State 88, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 32, Connecticut 10, Murray State 10, Wyoming 8, Butler 4, Ole Miss 2, Virginia Commonwealth 2