We all know Kentucky Football isn’t a darling of the national writers, but a new CBS rankings list came out and has Kentucky ranked 80th in the country.
The rankings, released on Tuesday, have Kentucky situated between North Texas (79) and Middle Tennessee State (81).
Kentucky isn’t the lowest ranked team in the SEC though. That honor belongs to Vanderbilt, ranked six slots lower at 86.
Here are where Kentucky’s opponents shape up:
- Central Michigan (112)
- Florida (25)
- Mississippi State (16)
- South Carolina (22)
- Texas A&M (28)
- Missouri (35)
- Georgia (3)
- Tennessee (74)
- Louisville (34)
Lack of clarity at the quarterback spot probably hinders high expectations of Kentucky in the preseason, as seemingly every other area of the team (outside of special teams) includes returning players.
That said, it is surprising to see Kentucky ranked that low, especially seeing how high teams like South Carolina and Missouri are, as Kentucky has been competitive with and beaten those teams in recent years.
There is no doubt that Mark Stoops and the players will use this as motivation going into the season. Guys like Benny Snell hardly need more of a chip on their shoulder, but you can bet that they feel at least a little disrespected.
For the full rankings, you can check those out here (# 1-25) and here (#26 and lower). If you disagree with a particular team’s ranking, by the way, you can vote if you think they’re ranked too high or too low.
Where do you think Kentucky should be ranked?