UK ranked #2 in AP Preseason Poll

11/02/2015 02:03 PM

Photo: UK Athletics

The Associated Press ranks UK basketball as the #2 team entering the 2015-16 season, just behind top-ranked North Carolina. The Cats received 10 first-place votes, trailing only Carolina’s 35 and third-ranked Maryland (14).

Here is the full Top 25:

1 North Carolina (35)
2 Kentucky (10)
3 Maryland (14)
4 Kansas (5)
5 Duke
6 Virginia (1)
7 Iowa State
8 Oklahoma
9 Gonzaga
10 Wichita St
11 Villanova
12 Arizona
13 Michigan State
14 California
15 Indiana
16 Utah
17 Wisconsin
18 Vanderbilt
19 Notre Dame
20 Connecticut
21 LSU
22 Baylor
23 Purdue
24 Butler
25 Michigan

The Cats lose 85.9 percent of their scoring and 77.3 percent of their rebounding from last season and open their exhibition schedule later tonight at Rupp Arena against Ottawa.

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