After spending a good deal of time as the #2 team in the nation behind Syracuse, Kentucky capitalized on Cuse's loss to Notre Dame to move up to the top spot in the latest Associated Press Poll. The Wildcats finished with 61 out of 65 votes, with two each going to Missouri and Syracuse who follow them respectively. Ohio State and Kansas round out the top 5. Baylor slid to 6th after picking up their first two losses of the season last week in games against #2 Missouri and #5 Kansas.
Kentucky started off the season only following North Carolina in the AP rankings. The furthest they have slipped was to #3 after a 73-72 loss to Indiana, which is their lone loss of the season to this point. John Calipari's Cats are 19-1 and have relied on balanced scoring which sees 5 players average double figures. Anthony Davis, in particular, has been fantastic in SEC play. Since SEC play has started, Davis leads the conference in scoring (17.8 ppg), field goal percentage (68.3%) and blocked shots (5.5 bpg). The Wildcats will hope to hold onto the top spot as they play Georgia tonight.