UK back in the top 25


Kentucky players on the bench celebrate after a three pointer during the game against Virginia Tech on Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 93-86. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kernel Sports Staff

After a week in which Kentucky got a double-digit win over Mississippi State and an upset road win at West Virginia, the Cats were ranked back in the top 25 in the AP’s poll, taking the No. 21 spot.

The Cats returned to the rankings after a one-week absence. UK’s win over West Virginia mostly helped Kentucky get back in the top 25, while the Mountaineers fell to No. 15 after going 0-2 in the last week. 

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UK was previously ranked No. 21 on Jan. 8.

UK’s reemergence in the rankings means that four SEC teams are now ranked in the top 25. Auburn, Tennessee and Florida are the other teams to join Kentucky, with Auburn taking the top spot at No. 11.

The Cats will face no ranked opponents this week, as they’ll host Vanderbilt and travel to Missouri.