John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are ranked No. 5 in the country this week after a big win at Kansas on Saturday night in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

But, there’s still a long way to go in the college hoops season, so Coach Cal wants to make sure his guys aren’t resting on their accomplishments just yet.

On Monday, Calipari channeled Alabama coach Nick Saban, saying the Wildcats can’t get caught up in the “rat poison” that comes with the high ranking:

Saban has made the “rat poison” phrase ubiquitous in college sports now, it seems.

We’ll see if the Wildcats can continue to impress this week at home against Vanderbilt and at Alabama on Saturday night. If so, another rise in the rankings could be in order this time next week.