Boise State basketball’s trip to Kentucky delayed; Broncos lose points in AP poll

Mother Nature made Boise State’s quest to win at Kentucky was made a little more difficult Monday.

The Broncos’ connecting flight from Chicago to Lexington, Ky., was canceled, and instead Boise State will take a bus which is set to arrive around midnight ET.

Boise State and Kentucky face off at Rupp Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m. MT, televised on ESPN.

Kentucky, following its loss Friday to then-No. 20 Baylor, fell to No. 11 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll. The Broncos lost two points, from 36 to 34, but are closer to breaking the top 25 — Boise State is four spots outside of being ranked after being tied for sixth last week among teams receiving votes.

The Broncos received 19 points in the USA Today coaches’ poll, fifth among teams receiving votes. They had 21 points last week, seventh among teams receiving votes.

Here is this week’s AP top 25, with my ballot below.
1. Arizona (63) 1,623
2. Syracuse (2) 1,522
3. Ohio State 1,453
4. Wisconsin 1,318
5. Michigan State 1,311
6. Louisville 1,262
7. Oklahoma State 1,160
8. Duke 1,040
9. UConn 981
10. Villanova 938
11. Kentucky 926
12. Wichita State 884
13. Kansas 862
14. Baylor 843
15. Oregon 831
16. Memphis 768
17. Iowa State 606
18. North Carolina 450
19. Florida 434
20. Gonzaga 365
21. Colorado 330
22. UMass 826
23. Iowa 207
24. Missouri 203
25. San Diego State 159
Others receiving votes: UCLA 104, New Mexico 62, Pittsburgh 47, Boise State 34, Michigan 26, VCU 17, Dayton 11, Cincinnati 5, Harvard 5, Indiana 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Creighton 2, George Washington 2, Oklahoma 1, Toledo 1.

My ballot:
1. Arizona
2. Ohio State
3. Syracuse
4. Louisville
5. Michigan State
6. Wisconsin
7. Kentucky
8. Oklahoma State
9. Duke
10. Kansas
11. Oregon
12. Wichita State
13. Connecticut
14. Iowa State
15. Memphis
16. Villanova
17. Gonzaga
18. Baylor
19. Massachusetts
20. Boise State
21. North Carolina
22. Colorado
23. San Diego State
24. New Mexico
25. Missouri

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