Kentucky unranked 6 of last 9 years entering post-season

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.


Related link: Cats on wrong side of history as post-season beckons

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  1. […] While Kentucky fans get prepared to enter a second consecutive postseason without a ranking next to their team’s name, a simple face must be remembered. Up until John Calipari came to Lexington from Memphis, the Wildcats were riding a streak of four straight postseasons of being unranked. With that streak in mind, it got me thinking about what history has to say about Kentucky’s chances as they prepare to enter the SEC and NCAA tournament. Luckily for me, Mr. John Clay already did some research and dug up the results of the last 10 postseason tournament (NCAA and NIT) results for Kentucky and compared them to the ranking entering into that postseason. Below is the graph that John Clay put together. […]