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New College Football Top 25 Polls include Kentucky Wildcats

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An upset-filled week saw some major shakeups in the latest top 25 polls.

A wild Week 4 of college football has led to some big shakeups in the latest top 25 Polls.

The top 10 teams managed to avoid any major upsets this week, though Oklahoma did almost lose at home to Army before prevailing in overtime.

The real action was in the 13-25 range, where seven teams went down, including Virginia Tech’s shocking loss to Old Dominion. Oklahoma State lost to unranked Texas Tech, while TCU was dismantled by Texas.

Texas A&M got crushed by Alabama, and Oregon lost a heartbreaker to Stanford.

Oh, and did we mention the Kentucky Wildcats beat 14th-ranked Mississippi State? That, combined with those other aforementioned losses, allowed the Wildcats to surge into the polls this week.

The latest Coaches Top 25 Poll has Kentucky checking in at No. 17 overall. It’s the first time in the Mark Stoops era they’ve made it into the top 25, and it wa well deserved after Kentucky crushed Mississippi State.

College Football Coaches Top 25 Poll Week 5

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Clemson Tigers
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. Oklahoma Sooners
  6. LSU Tigers
  7. Stanford Cardinal
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  9. Penn State Nittany Lions
  10. Auburn Tigers
  11. Washington Huskies
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers
  13. Wisconsin Badgers
  14. UCF Knights
  15. Michigan Wolverines
  16. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  17. Kentucky Wildcats
  18. Michigan State Spartans
  19. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  20. Oregon Ducks
  21. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  22. Texas Longhorns
  23. Duke Blue Devils
  24. Virginia Tech Hokies
  25. Boise State Broncos

The latest AP Top 25 Poll also has the Wildcats checking in at the No. 17 spot. It’s their first ranking in either poll since the 2007 season.

College Football AP Top 25 Poll Week 5

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Georgia Bulldogs
  3. Clemson Tigers
  4. Ohio State Buckeyes
  5. LSU Tigers
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Stanford Cardinal
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  9. Penn State Nittany Lions
  10. Auburn Tigers
  11. Washington Huskies
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers
  13. UCF Knights
  14. Michigan Wolverines
  15. Wisconsin Badgers
  16. Miami-Florida Hurricanes
  17. Kentucky Wildcats
  18. Texas Longhorns
  19. Oregon Ducks
  20. BYU Cougars
  21. Michigan State Spartans
  22. Duke Blue Devils
  23. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
  24. California Golden Bears
  25. Texas Tech Red Raiders

Over at CBS, Kentucky checked in at No. 17 in Chip Patterson’s latest top 25.

17. Kentucky (NR): Undefeated and 2-0 in SEC play for the first time in decades, Kentucky is set to make its first showing in the AP Top 25 poll since 2007.

How sweet it is. And if Kentucky can beat South Carolina next week, they’ll likely be even higher next week.