UK moves up one spot in the AP Poll


Members of the UK Basketball team celebrate from the bench during the game against UIC on Sunday, November 26, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 107-73. Photo by Hunter Mitchell

Kernel Sports Staff

After a week in which UK basketball went 3-0 and five top-10 teams lost games, the Cats checked in at No. 7 in the latest AP Poll released on Monday.

The Cats climbed one spot after being ranked No. 8 in the previous poll. The Cats collected three wins in the past week, including a 34-point win over UIC on Sunday night.

Recap: UK defeats UIC 107-73

Ahead of Kentucky in rank order is Duke, Kansas, Michigan State, Villanova, Notre Dame and Florida. Florida suffered a three-point loss to Duke on Sunday night at the PK80 Invitational.

The SEC also had another school crack the top-10, as Texas A&M climbed to the No. 9 ranking after beating Southern California on Sunday night. Alabama was the other SEC team included in the top-25, checking in at No. 24. 

The Cats will be back on the court on Dec. 2 when they host Harvard at Rupp Arena. Tipoff is at 3:30 p.m.