Kentucky got a lot of help this week with several schools right behind them suffered defeats, including Florida, Penn State, Texas, Utah, Iowa and Texas A&M.
The latest ranking has Kentucky, who is now 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the SEC, checking in at No. 11 overall. It’s just a two-spot drop, and Kentucky even managed to stay ahead of undefeated UCF (12) in this week’s rankings.
Elsewhere in the SEC, Florida and Mississippi State came in at No. 15 and 16 respectively, so those continue to be huge wins for the Wildcats.
Kentucky is in position to move up further since there will be matchups of Georgia vs. Alabama, Michigan vs. Ohio State, and Oklahoma vs. West Virginia.
Obviously, Kentucky would love to be playing in the SEC Championship, but there is still plenty to accomplish for them. If they managed to win out, they’ll finish in the top 10 for one of the highest finishes in school history.
But first, they’ll need to take care of business at Tennessee this week, then beat Middle Tennessee and Louisville to end the regular season.
Remember, bowl games will decide matchups based on how high they finish in the playoff rankings, so where Kentucky stands in it is big.
College Football Playoff Rankings Week 11
7. LSU Tigers
11. Kentucky Wildcats
12. UCF Knights
13. Syracuse Orange
14. NC State Wolfpack
15. Florida Gators
19. Texas Longhorns
21. Iowa Hawkeyes
24. Auburn Tigers