How UK’s stumble sat with the computers

Catching up on where UK sits now in the various computer rankings.

A second loss to Arkansas dropped UK from 10th to 12th in this morning’s RPI, according to CBS Sports. The Cats are now behind No. 11 Michigan and ahead of No. 13 UMass. The RPI ranks UK’s schedule as the fourth-toughest in all the land.

Arkansas is now No. 57 in the RPI, behind No. 47 Missouri and No. 51 Tennessee as far as SEC teams go. Now undisputed conference champ Florida is No. 3 in the RPI.

The stumble dropped the Cats from sixth to eighth in ESPN’s BPI rankings. The Stats and Info people at the World Wide Leader rank UK’s schedule at No. 7. Arkansas is now 35th in the BPI.

UK slipped a spot to 18th in Ken Pomeroy’s tempo-free stats. The Cats are now 18th in offensive efficiency and 31st in defensive efficiency. Arkansas is ranked 46th by Pomeroy.

The Cats are still 17th in Jeff Sagarin’s computer rankings. Their strength of schedule, as computed by Sagarin, sits at No. 37.

And it’s not really a computer ranking — unless you consider his brain to be a computer — but Gary Parrish drops UK to No. 22 in his daily rankings.

Sagarin’s SEC rankings

  • 8 – Florida
  • 17 – Kentucky
  • 37 – Arkansas
  • 41 – Tennessee
  • 59 – Missouri
  • 62 – LSU
  • 72 – Ole Miss
  • 85 – Georgia
  • 92 – Vanderbilt
  • 99 – Alabama
  • 107 – Auburn
  • 120 – Texas A&M
  • 136 – South Carolina
  • 181 – Mississippi State

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