WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | Sports

Cats No. 3 in AP preseason poll

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky is ranked No. 3 in The Associated Press' preseason college poll. The Cats are also ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Indiana is No. 1 with Louisville No. 2.

Louisville returns much of last year's team, led by junior guard Russ Smith, senior guard Peyton Siva, junior center Gorgui Dieng and sophomore forward Chane Behanan.

Kentucky, which replaced six players - all picked in the NBA draft - from that title team with blue-chip recruits Nerlens Noel, Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, received 1,453 points and two first-place votes.

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011-12 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2011-12 final ranking:

RecordPtsPrv
1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592 16
2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568 17
3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453 1
4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292 7
5. Michigan 24-10 1,290 13
6. NC State 24-13 1,270 -
7. Kansas 32-7 1,210 6
8. Duke 27-7 1,094 8
9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062 2
10. Florida 26-11 936 25
11. North Carolina 32-6 904 4
12. Arizona 23-12 902 -
13. UCLA 19-14 840 -
14. Michigan St. 29-8 789 5
15. Missouri 30-5 664 3
16. Creighton 29-6 622 19
17. Memphis 26-9 539 -
18. UNLV 26-9 488 23
19. Baylor 30-8 486 9
20. San Diego St. 26-8 463 22
21. Gonzaga 26-7 384 -
22. Notre Dame 22-12 297 -
23. Wisconsin 26-10 285 14
24. Cincinnati 26-11 120 -
25. Florida St. 25-10 101 10
Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph's 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, Kansas St. 12, Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary's (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 175991731 - wkyt.com/a?a=175991731