The latest edition of the college basketball polls are out and as expected, the Kentucky Wildcats suffered a drop after the loss to Florida. Kentucky dropped from #14 to #18 in the AP poll. The win over Kentucky impressed one AP pollster to give the Gators a first place vote. It is interesting to note that this is a year where the pollsters ignore some losses by certain teams. Duke, with 5 losses checks in at #5 and Kansas is #8 with 6 losses. It just seems rare to see 5 and 6 loss teams so high in the rankings in mid February. Here is the rest of the AP poll, courtesy of ESPN.
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The coaches on the other hand, dropped the Wildcats from #13 to #16 this week. It’s interesting to note the level of disagreement about Louisville in the two polls. The coaches have them at #5 and the writers have them at #11. Even more interesting is the RPI and other computer rankings about the Cards. The ESPN RPI rankings still have them at #37, which believe it or not is bordering on bubble territory. Kentucky with their six losses has a RPI of 12.
It’s going to be interesting come Selection Sunday to see which rankings win out – the humans or computers – when it comes to the Cats and Cards. Here is the USA Today coaches poll.
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