In doing some research this afternoon, came across an interesting and surprising stat. This is the sixth time in the past nine years that Kentucky is entering the post-season unranked in the AP Top 25.
Tubby Smith’s last two teams were unranked going into the SEC Tournament. Billy Gillispie’s only two Kentucky teams finished the regular season unranked. And now, after having two of his three teams ranked either No. 1 or No. 2 ending the regular season, John Calipari’s last two teams are unranked heading into the post-season tournaments.
Here’s a look at the last 10 years.
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