Kentucky Wildcats Rise in College Basketball Polls With 2 Tough Road-Tests This Week

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Jan 21, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats center Dakari Johnson (44) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) celebrate with forward Alex Poythress (22) during the game against the Texas A

Jan 21, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats center Dakari Johnson (44) and guard Andrew Harrison (5) celebrate with forward Alex Poythress (22) during the game against the Texas A

The latest edition of the college basketball polls are out, and the Kentucky Wildcats  spot after last week’s wins over the Texas A&M Aggies and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Here is the latest AP Poll:

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (63) 20-0 1,623
2 Syracuse (2) 19-0 1,561
3 Florida 17-2 1,436
4 Wichita State 21-0 1,435
5 San Diego State 18-1 1,337
6 Kansas 15-4 1,272
7 Michigan State 18-2 1,251
8 Oklahoma State 16-3 1,067
9 Villanova 17-2 1,063
10 Michigan 15-4 1,050
11 Kentucky 15-4 896
12 Louisville 17-3 891
13 Cincinnati 19-2 793
14 Wisconsin 17-3 763
15 Iowa 16-4 722
16 Iowa State 15-3 684
17 Duke 16-4 549
18 Pittsburgh 18-2 517
19 Saint Louis 18-2 464
20 Creighton 17-3 445
21 Massachusetts 17-2 353
22 Memphis 15-4 262
23 Oklahoma 16-4 203
24 Ohio State 16-4 143
25 Texas 16-4 142
  • Others receiving votes: Connecticut 67, Gonzaga 51, UCLA 39, Virginia 18, Minnesota 5, George Washington 5, Kansas State 5, Green Bay 5, Southern Methodist 3, Southern Miss 1, Louisiana Tech 1, Harvard 1, American University 1, New Mexico 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Kansas State 22, Baylor 24

And here’s the updated Coaches’ Poll:

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (31) 20-0 799
2 Syracuse (1) 19-0 769
3 Wichita State 21-0 724
4 Florida 17-2 694
5 San Diego State 18-1 653
6 Michigan State 18-2 621
7 Louisville 17-3 552
7 Kansas 15-4 552
9 Villanova 17-2 509
10 Oklahoma State 16-3 497
11 Kentucky 15-4 433
12 Iowa 16-4 386
13 Wisconsin 17-3 368
14 Michigan 15-4 346
15 Cincinnati 19-2 323
16 Duke 16-4 298
17 Pittsburgh 18-2 279
18 Iowa State 15-3 268
19 Massachusetts 17-2 265
20 Creighton 17-3 229
21 Saint Louis 18-2 218
22 Memphis 15-4 155
23 Ohio State 16-4 118
24 Gonzaga 18-3 114
25 Oklahoma 16-4 85
  • Others receiving votes: Texas 41, Virginia 26, UCLA 22, Connecticut 18, George Washington 8, Baylor 6, Kansas State 6, Southern Miss 6, Toledo 5, Colorado 5, Southern Methodist 1, Stephen F. Austin 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Baylor 23
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