Kentucky basketball: Wildcats fall in latest AP Poll

Missouri v Kentucky
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The Kentucky Wildcats are feeling the effects of their overtime loss on Saturday to Texas A&M on Saturday. In a week that saw numerous top-ten upsets, the Cats were not exempt from the January madness. The latest AP Poll dropped today, and the Cats expectantly dropped down a few spots.

New AP Poll:

1. UConn
2. Purdue
3. Kansas
4. North Carolina
5. Houston
6. Tennessee
7. Duke
8. Kentucky
9. Baylor
10. Memphis

11. Wisconsin
12. Arizona
13. Auburn
14. Illinois
15. Oklahoma
16. Utah State
17. Marquette
18. Creighton
19. TCU
20. BYU
21. Dayton
22. Ole Miss
23. Florida Atlantic
24. Iowa State
25. Texas Tech

The Cats fall to 8th in the standings but should be thankful for a wild week that included so many upsets. The Wildcats have three losses on the season. Unfortunately, two of those losses belong to unranked teams. However, rankings should be the last thing on their mind. Kentucky will welcome Mississippi State to town on Wednesday in what should be another tough matchup in the new-look SEC.