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Where Kentucky stands in new College Football Playoff Rankings

Kentucky can still finish with a very high ranking.

Jason Marcum - Sea of Blue

The latest College Football Playoff Rankings are out, and the Kentucky Wildcats didn’t fall far after their loss to Georgia.

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

1. Alabama Crimson Tide

2. Clemson Tigers

3. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

4. Michigan Wolverines

5. Georgia Bulldogs

6. Oklahoma Sooners

7. LSU Tigers

8. Washington State Cougars

9. West Virginia Mountaineers

10. Ohio State Buckeyes

11. Kentucky Wildcats

12. UCF Knights

13. Syracuse Orange

14. NC State Wolfpack

15. Florida Gators

16. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

17. Boston College Eagles

18. Michigan State Spartans

19. Texas Longhorns

20. Penn State Nittany Lions

21. Iowa Hawkeyes

22. Iowa St. Cyclones

23. Fresno State Bulldogs

24. Auburn Tigers

25. Washington Huskies