Cats fall one spot in newest AP Poll


Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats screams at his players during the game against Harvard Saturday, December 2, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Harvard 79-70. Photo by Carter Gossett | Staff

Kernel Sports Staff

Just two days after Kentucky basketball defeated Harvard 79-70, Kentucky dropped one spot in the AP Poll released on Monday.

The Cats checked in as the No. 8 team in the nation after being ranked No. 7 last week. Two teams leap-frogged Kentucky in the rankings, as Texas A&M went from No. 9 to No. 7, and Wichita State went from No. 8 to No. 6.

Notre Dame was the team who fell below Kentucky, going from No. 5 to No. 9 after losing by 18 to Michigan State.

The Cats are now the third-ranked team in the SEC, checking in behind No. 5 Florida and Texas A&M. The Cats will play both teams in January 2018, starting with Texas A&M on Jan. 9. 

The Cats will only play one game in the next week, a neutral site game at Madison Square Garden against Monmouth. Tipoff is set for noon.