Kentucky basketball tumbles in latest AP Poll

Tennessee v Kentucky
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The Kentucky basketball team is coming off their worst week of the season. The Wildcats dropped two games at Rupp Arena last week. But it wasn't just to nobody. It was against two of the program's most hated rivals. With a bad week like that, comes more bad news when discussing the latest AP rankings. The Wildcats take a massive drop in the polls this week.

AP Poll 02/05/24

1. UConn
2. Purdue
3. North Carolina
4. Kansas
5. Houston
6. Tennessee
7. Marquette
8. Arizona
9. Duke
10. Illinois

11. Wisconsin
12. Auburn
13. Baylor
14. Iowa State
15. South Carolina
16. Alabama
17. Kentucky
18. Dayton
19. Creighton
20. Florida Atlantic
21. BYU
22. Utah State
23. Texas Tech
24. San Diego State
25. New Mexico

Kentucky comes in at #17 in this week's poll. That's seven spots back from where they were last week, as the Cats were ranked 10th in the country with hopes of still chasing a two seed in 'The Big Dance.' It's back to the drawing board tomorrow night, as John Calipari and his squad will travel to Nashville to take on a Vanderbilt team that defeated Kentucky twice last season.