The Kentucky Wildcats are ranked fourth in the preseason USA Today Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll.
Many expected Kentucky to be ranked second behind Duke. However, Kansas (No. 2) and Villanova (No. 3) are both ahead of are the Wildcats.
The Wildcats will play five teams ranked in the preseason poll this year: No. 2 Kansas, No. 6 UNC, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 14 Louisville and No. 20 UCLA.
Kentucky is the only SEC team ranked in the poll.