Dec 28, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) dunks the ball against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Louisville 73-66. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcat Basketball: Kentucky Wildcats up 7 to #15 in RPI

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Dec 28, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) dunks the ball against the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Louisville 73-66. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

 

Kentucky’s win Saturday against rival Louisville puts the Wildcats at 1-2 against RPI Top 25 teams… the exact same as it was before the game, as the Cardinals entered Saturday at RPI 34 and exited RPI 36 (which did boost RPI Top 50 record to 2-3 and Kentucky’s RPI 7 spots to #15). Kentucky’s best win to date still stands with their victory on 12/10 against Boise State (RPI 22). It was however a big bullet point on a post-season resume in need of quality name victories, which certainly comes into play when dealing with selection committee members that favor power conferences.

It was also a seized opportunity as Kentucky will only face three more teams in the SEC that are currently ranked in the Top 50 of the RPI (Florida 21, Missouri 19, LSU 20).

The Cardinals have only two Top 25 RPI games currently remaining on their schedule (Connecticut RPI 24, twice) and three total Top 50 RPI (Memphis 26).

Here’s the Top 20 RPI and Kentucky’s schedule.

RPI Top 20

Rank School W-L RPI SOS Rank SOS Conf. Conf. W-L
Up 1 From Last Week 1   Massachusetts 11-1 0.7136 4 0.6367   Atl10 0-0
Up 2 From Last Week 2   Syracuse 12-0 0.7043 14 0.6057   Acc 0-0
Down 2 From Last Week 3   Wisconsin 13-0 0.7022 16 0.6029   Big10 0-0
Down 1 From Last Week 4   Kansas 8-3 0.6829 2 0.6666   Big12 0-0
Up 5 From Last Week 5   Iowa St. 11-0 0.6759 40 0.5679   Big12 0-0
Up 1 From Last Week 6   Villanova 11-1 0.6695 29 0.5810   Bige 0-0
Up 2 From Last Week 7   Colorado 11-2 0.6628 6 0.6157   Pac12 0-0
Up 3 From Last Week 8   Baylor 8-1 0.6620 19 0.5970   Big12 0-0
Down 4 From Last Week 9   Oregon 12-0 0.6597 71 0.5463   Pac12 0-0
Down 2 From Last Week 10   Arizona 13-0 0.6560 77 0.5413   Pac12 0-0

Up 2 From Last Week 11   Oklahoma St. 11-1 0.6543 34 0.5724   Big12 0-0
Down 6 From Last Week 12   Wichita St. 12-0 0.6537 81 0.5383   Mvc 0-0
Down 1 From Last Week 13   Ohio St. 13-0 0.6491 94 0.5321   Big10 0-0
14   Illinois 11-2 0.6345 60 0.5535   Big10 0-0
Up 7 From Last Week 15   Kentucky 10-3 0.6328 12 0.6067   Sec 0-0
Down 1 From Last Week 16   Michigan St. 11-1 0.6307 65 0.5508   Big10 0-0
Up 2 From Last Week 17   Harvard 10-1 0.6292 115 0.5252   Ivy 0-0
Up 2 From Last Week 18   Gonzaga 10-2 0.6280 42 0.5646   Wcc 1-0
Up 18 From Last WeekUp 18 From Last Week 19   Missouri 11-1 0.6228 73 0.5456   Sec 0-0
Down 3 From Last Week 20   LSU 9-2 0.6222 50 0.5583   Sec 0-0

Kentucky Schedule and RPI Rankings as of 12/30/2013

Date Opponent Opp. RPI Rk Results
  11-08 N.C. Asheville 3-7 (0-0) 192 89-57 W
  11-10 North Kentucky 4-8 (0-0) 279 93-63 W
  11-12   vs Michigan St. 11-1 (0-0) 16 74-78 L
  11-17 Robert Morris 5-8 (0-0) 216 87-49 W
  11-19 TX Arlington 3-7 (0-0) 189 105-76 W
  11-25 Cleveland St. 6-6 (0-0) 119 68-61 W
$  11-27 East. Michigan 5-4 (0-0) 57 81-63 W
$  12-01   vs Providence 10-3 (0-0) 74 79-65 W
  12-06   vs Baylor 8-1 (0-0) 8 62-67 L
$$  12-10 Boise St. 8-3 (0-0) 22 70-55 W
  12-14   at North Carolina 9-3 (0-0) 29 77-82 L
$  12-21 Belmont 7-6 (0-0) 66 93-80 W
$  12-28 Louisville 11-2 (0-0) 36 73-66 W
  01-08 Mississippi St. 9-3 (0-0) 162
  01-11   at Vanderbilt 7-3 (0-0) 56
  01-14   at Arkansas 10-2 (0-0) 68
  01-18 Tennessee 7-4 (0-0) 79
  01-21 Texas A&M 8-3 (0-0) 155
  01-25 Georgia 6-5 (0-0) 278
  01-28   at LSU 9-2 (0-0) 20
  02-01   at Missouri 11-1 (0-0) 19
  02-04 Mississippi 8-3 (0-0) 88
  02-08   at Mississippi St. 9-3 (0-0) 162
  02-12   at Auburn 6-3 (0-0) 183
  02-15 Florida 10-2 (0-0) 21
  02-18   at Mississippi 8-3 (0-0) 88
  02-22 LSU 9-2 (0-0) 20
  02-27 Arkansas 10-2 (0-0) 68
  03-01   at South Carolina 5-6 (0-0) 81
  03-04 Alabama 4-7 (0-0) 129
  03-08   at Florida 10-2 (0-0) 21
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