I was going to entitle this post are AP voters really this stupid, but the answer to that is too obvious. Kentucky got a much needed win tonight on the road against #16th ranked Ole Miss. Kentucky's best win on the year before tonight was a neutral site win against fellow bubble team Maryland. Kentucky has 6 losses already but more importantly they haven't beaten anyone. They don't have any bad losses, but they only have 2 remaining games against ranked teams because the SEC sucks this year. Kentucky is probably too talented and too well coached to not win enough games to make the tourney, but stranger things have happened. Kentucky is probably on the outside of the bubble right now so they needed this win, but is this really a signature win that anyone should care about?
This leads me back to those AP writers. How on earth did they vote that Ole Miss team to be #16? They certainly didn't look like a good team watching them tonight. Even if they had passed the eyeball test you still have to look at the numbers. Here are a few:
Ole Miss only played one major conference team in preseason- a home win against Rutgers.
Despite playing all preseason cupcakes Ole Miss lost 2 games to Middle Tennessee, and Indiana State.
Ole Miss plays up tempo and is 5th in the nation in scoring at 80.3 per game, but somehow is only 144th in assists at 13.3/game. They also only shoot 44.3% on FG.
Ole Miss has one quality win on the year at home against Missouri. They were 6-0 prior to tonight in conference, but that included 2 wins vs 11-8 Tenn, 2 wins vs 8-11 teams Auburn and Vanderbilt (in OT), and their 2nd best win against Arkansas who is 12-7 and NIT bound.