UK Rises to #2 in the Polls

Thanks to Tennessee’s victory Sunday afternoon, college basketball has a No. 1 team that’s not the Kansas Jayhawks for the first time all season.  The Longhorns of Texas now have the stranglehold on the top spot, receiving 30-of-31 first place votes (Kentucky being the only other team to get a first place tally).  UK, the only other unbeaten left in college basketball, comes in at No. 2, followed by Kansas at three, Villanova at the four spot, with the Orangemen from Syracuse, NY rounding out the top five.

This was something of an insane week for college basketball’s top ten: Purdue, Duke, West Virginia, North Carolina and Kansas State all lost (the first of the season for both the Boilermakers and the Blue Devils), while schools like Georgetown (who beat UConn) and Tennessee (who beat Kansas, despite dismissing their best player and suspending three others) were both able to pick up huge victories.

Here’s the complete poll, if you’re interested.

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