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New College Football Top 25 Polls and Power Rankings

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Lots of movement after nine top-25 teams went down.

The college football regular season is winding down now that the first week of November action has come and gone.

Most teams now have just three games remaining on their schedule before postseason play begins. For Kentucky, it won’t be in the SEC Championship, as Georgia proved to be too much to overcome in Saturday’s 34-17 win, giving the Dawgs another SEC East crown.

On the other side, Alabama crushed LSU to win the SEC West and setup a national title game rematch with Georgia in Atlanta. The winner of that game will be in the College Football Playoff, though Alabama can lose and probably still make it.

While Kentucky’s loss was tough, they didn’t fall far in the latest polls thanks a to a host of upsets this week, including losses by Penn State, Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Iowa, Utah, Houston and Virginia.

That has Kentucky checking at No. 12 in the latest Coaches and AP Poll. That feels like where this 7-2 Kentucky team should be right now, though it’s obvious they’ll finish in the top 10 if they just win the rest of their games, which starts this week vs. Tennessee.

AP Top 25 Poll Week 11

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Georgia Bulldogs
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. West Virginia Mountaineers
  8. Ohio State Buckeyes
  9. LSU Tigers
  10. Washington State Cougars
  11. UCF Knights
  12. Kentucky Wildcats
  13. Syracuse Orange
  14. Utah State Aggies
  15. Texas Longhorns
  16. Fresno State Bulldogs
  17. Boston College Eagles
  18. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  19. Florida Gators
  20. Washington Huskies
  21. Penn State Nittany Lions
  22. NC State Wolfpack
  23. Iowa State Cyclones
  24. Michigan State Spartans
  25. Cincinnati Bearcats

Coaches Top 25 Poll Week 11

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  4. Michigan Wolverines
  5. Georgia Bulldogs
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes
  8. West Virginia Mountaineers
  9. Washington State Cougars
  10. LSU Tigers
  11. UCF Knights
  12. Kentucky Wildcats
  13. Syracuse Orange
  14. Boston College Eagles
  15. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  16. Utah State Aggies
  17. Fresno State Bulldogs
  18. Washington Huskies
  19. Texas Longhorns
  20. Penn State Nittany Lions
  21. Florida Gators
  22. NC State Wolfpack
  23. Cincinnati Bearcats
  24. Utah Utes
  25. Iowa State Cyclones

The latest CBS Sports rankings have Kentucky at No. 11. The Massey ratings have Kentucky at No. 11.

ESPN’s latest power rankings have the Wildcats sitting at No. 12.

The Wildcats got their coveted shot to make a statement and fell short against the undisputed top team in the SEC East. Georgia gouged the Wildcats for 331 rushing yards in Lexington and held UK to just three points on three consecutive possessions that crossed midfield in the first half. Kentucky, the only FBS team that hadn’t allowed more than 20 points in a game this season, allowed 20 in the second half alone.

Here’s a look at ESPN’s top 10:

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Notre Dame
  4. Michigan
  5. Georgia
  6. Oklahoma
  7. LSU
  8. West Virginia
  9. Ohio State
  10. UCF