Despite a disappointing month, Kentucky has remained in the weekly AP rankings. Following back-to-back home losses against conference opponents, the confidence from AP voters has finally run dry. Not only did the 8-7 Wildcats not crack the top 25, they did not receive a single vote.
This news should come as no surprise to anyone as Kentucky is currently on a four-game losing streak, three of which have been blowouts. The last time Kyra Elzy and the Cats walked off the court with a victory came in their January 6th matchup over 15th ranked Georgia, the most impressive win Kentucky has to date. That win seemed like a turnaround point for the Wildcats that could catapult their success moving forward. Instead, that win now looks like false hope as Kentucky has not come close to matching the offensive efficiency or energy since that snowy evening in Lexington.
As for Kentucky’s last two opponents, Ole Miss and Florida rose in the rankings following road victories over the Wildcats. Ole Miss entered the top 25 at 24 while Florida received 12 votes in the newest poll.