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UK Hoops moves into top five of Coaches Poll

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On Tuesday, Matthew Mitchell and the Kentucky Wildcats moved into the top five of the Coaches Poll for the first time this season. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics) On Tuesday, Matthew Mitchell and the Kentucky Wildcats moved into the top five of the Coaches Poll for the first time this season. (Britney McIntosh, UK Athletics)
Matthew Mitchell and his Kentucky Wildcats have joined John Calipari's team in the top five.

On Tuesday, the latest ESPN/USA Coaches Poll for women's college basketball was unveiled, and UK Hoops moved up one spot to No. 5. The Wildcats made the move thanks to Duke's home loss on Monday night to Connecticut. UK also defeated Duke earlier this season in Rupp Arena.

With the new ranking, Kentucky becomes the only school in college basketball with a men's and women's team ranked in the top five of the Coaches Poll. The Wildcat check in at No. 6 according to the Associated Press. That poll was released on Monday before the Blue Devils' loss.

In addition to both being ranked in the top five, UK men's and women's basketball have combined to have the best record of any team in the country. Dating back to the 2009-10 season, the Wildcats have a composite record of 91-2 (.978 winning percentage) at Rupp Arena and Memorial Coliseum. Duke is second in that department with a record of 86-3 (.966).

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