It’s officially rankings season. The start of college basketball is just a few weeks away and we have yet another preseason projection of how this year will shape out. Ken Pomeroy of KenPom.com unveiled his 2022 college basketball ratings on Sunday morning and his numbers have the Kentucky Wildcats coming in at No. 17.
Pomeroy’s formula believes that Kentucky will produce the 15th best adjusted offense (111.5) and 26th best defense (90.6) in the nation for the 2021-22 season.
Pomeroy has Kentucky projected to finish 22-9 on the season and 11-7 in the Southeastern Conference, which would earn UK a five-seed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.