From Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com: “Like I wrote Saturday night, Kentucky has indeed been disappointing … but its all relative to preseason expectations. The Wildcats arent as good as most thought they’d be, obviously. But theyre still good and good enough to be ranked, and don’t let those three losses convince you otherwise. In an ideal Big Blue world, sure, Kentucky would have zero losses. So this 8-3 record isn’t great. But it should be noted that A.) Kentucky’s three losses came to the schools currently ranked No. 6 Michigan State, No. 7 Baylor and No. 16 North Carolina here, B.) all three of Kentucky’s losses were by single-digits, C.) none of Kentuckys losses were at Rupp Arena, and D.) Kentucky is still rated 11th at KenPom.com with an offense that ranks fifth nationally in terms of efficiency. In other words, like I wrote Saturday night, theres nothing too embarrassing about Kentucky’s resume right now even if Kentucky’s resume isn’t what most expected it to be at this point.
Which brings me back to my initial question.