Kentucky fell in the AP Poll following the loss to UCLA, but not as far as you might think. The Cats are No. 19 in the latest Top 25, a six-spot drop from last week. The Bruins, who beat the Cats 63-53 in the CBS Sports Classic, now hold Kentuckyâs old spot, No. 13.
Purdue remains the No. 1 team in the country, but the rest of the top five is all shook up. UConn is No. 2, Houston No. 3, Kansas No. 4, and Arizona No. 5. Tennessee is the highest-ranked team from the SEC, coming in at No. 8, followed by Alabama at No. 9, Arkansas at No. 10, Mississippi State at No. 15, Kentucky at No. 19, and Auburn at No. 23.
Check it all out below.
Others receiving votes: Maryland 78, West Virginia 74, Xavier 71, Charleston 68, New Mexico 64, Memphis 59, North Carolina 36, Ohio State 33, Iowa State 26, Iowa 21, San Diego State 16, Texas Tech 10, Utah State 10, Michigan State 7, USC 7, Kansas State 5, Saint Mary's 1
Dropped from rankings: Maryland 20, Ohio State 23
Others receiving votes: Ohio State 45, West Virginia 37, Xavier 33, Arizona State 33, Iowa 30, New Mexico 21, Charleston 19, North Carolina 18, Iowa State 18, Memphis 15, Kansas State 13, Utah State 9, Saint Mary's 6, San Diego State 6, Michigan State 4, USC 4, Texas Tech 3, Florida Atlantic 1
Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 21
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walterâs Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.