When then unbeaten Kentucky earned its first No. 1 ranking since 2003 on Monday after a new national college basketball poll was released, it put UK coach John Calipari in elite company.
Calipari, in his first season leading the storied Wildcats’ program, joined the late Frank McGuire as the only coaches to guide three different teams to a No. 1 ranking.
Calipari also did so at University of Massassachuets and Memphis.
McGuire accomplished No. 1 at St. John’s, North Carolina and South Carolina.