Kentucky falls to No. 5 in Associated Press poll
Two SEC teams tumbled in the latest version of the AP Top 25 Poll. Kentucky fell from the top spot to No. 5 in the latest poll, while Vanderbilt dropped to No. 21 this week.
The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season in the first true road test of the season. Kentucky fell to UCLA 87-77 in Pauley Pavilion and led for only 54 seconds last Thursday night. Sophomore point guard Tyler Ulis scored nine points on 2 of 12 shooting while freshman phenom Skal Labissiere scored only six points and pulled down just one rebound.
The only other SEC team included in the top 25 was Vanderbilt. The Commodores destroyed Detroit by 50 on Wednesday, but fell on the road 69-67 to No. 16 Baylor on Sunday. Guards Wade Baldwin IV and Matthew Fisher-Davis were the only players in double figures for the Commodores. The Bears shot only 40 percent from the floor, but the Commodores fell apart thanks to 17 turnovers. Vanderbilt fell five spots this week from No. 16 to No. 21.
Texas A&M fell out of the poll entirely after losing by 13 to Arizona State on Saturday. The Aggies shot 31.1 percent from the field in its first true road test of the year and committed 14 turnovers. They received 69 votes after being ranked 18th last week.
Another team that earned a smattering of votes was Florida. First-year coach Michael White has the Gators at 6-1 with its only loss coming against No. 11 Purdue.