Kentucky basketball: Wildcats remain in top ten after up and down week

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The Kentucky basketball team recovered from an ugly loss to South Carolina last Tuesday with a massive road victory over Arkansas this past Saturday. The performance against South Carolina was hopefully a wake-up call for this talented Kentucky team. It seems that the loss wasn't too damaging in the eyes of the AP voters as the Cats remain in the top ten.

AP Poll 01/29/24

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

11. Arizona
12. Iowa State
13. Creighton
14. Illinois
15. Texas Tech
16. Auburn
17. Utah State
18. Baylor
19. New Mexico
20. Florida Atlantic
21. Dayton
22. BYU
23. Oklahoma
24. Alabama
25. TCU

It has already been another circus year in college basketball. With so much parody, staying grounded as a team has become a difficult task for any program. Kentucky has a massive chance to take a leap forward as the team welcomes old rivals to Lexington this week in Florida and Tennessee. The Cats have a massive opportunity to bolster their March resume.