The guys at CBS Sports are high on the Kentucky Wildcats entering Week 4.
Three of CBS’ four expert college football pickers are going with the Cats to topple the Florida Gators this weekend.
Elsewhere, CBS’ updated power rankings have the Cats ranked 17th in the country. Yes, you read that correctly. This is easily the highest the Cats have been ranked on any platform in a long time.
"Quite honestly, we're tired of it," Mark Stoops said after a 10-point win at South Carolina. Tired of the lack of attention? Win more. This marks the Wildcats' first 3-0 start since 2010.
Is Kentucky Football finally starting to get some respect around the league? After winning a night game at South Carolina, with 81,000 fans going crazy the entire time, it looks like they are! While being ranked in the CBS power rankings is great, the Cats have their eyes set on cracking the AP Top 25. UK fans haven’t heard that since 2007!
Before we get more into the rankings, we can’t just forget about the Gators. Kentucky hasn’t beaten Florida in nearly 30 years. It doesn’t matter how good either of the teams are; that streak means something. The good news is every streak is meant to be broken.
If Kentucky gets the win on Saturday, things will really start heating up in Lexington. With their next opponents being Eastern Michigan and Missouri, the Cats would be in prime position to start the season 6-0. I know that sounds crazy, but the chances of that happening are very real.
Some other notables from the CBS rankings are; Georgia at 10, Mississippi State at 12, Louisville at 14, and Vanderbilt cracks the list at 23.
If Kentucky can pull off the 6-0 start, the game against Mississippi State after their bye could result in a very pivotal matchup for the SEC crown. After the embarrassing performance from LSU against Mississippi State, it’s a safe bet to say the Bulldogs will be ready for that game.
Another big matchup, that could determine the winner of the SEC East, will be Kentucky vs. Georgia. The Bulldogs are looking great, finding success on both sides of the ball. This matchup doesn’t happen until the second-to-last game of the year, so we’ll have a clear understanding of its importance by then.
Kentucky has a chance to do something special. A lot of it boils down to getting the win on Saturday against a team that has embarrassed them time and time again. Look for the Wildcats to be fired up and ready to go for Saturday!