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Kentucky getting votes in first Coaches Poll

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The Wildcats got a lot of votes and weren’t far off from cracking the first top 25.

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August has arrived, and with it will come the return of college football.

In just over three weeks, Florida and Miami kick off the season in Week 0 of the new season before everyone is in action the following week.

Until then, we’re left with the first Coaches Top 25 Poll o 2019, which was unveiled on Thursday.

To no surprise, Clemson and Alabama made up the top spots. They’re the consensus top two teams in every major preseason ranking, though they’ve alternated for the top spot. The first Coaches Poll has Clemson on top.

As for the Kentucky Wildcats, they haven’t gotten much preseason love, especially in top 25 projections, so it’s no surprise to see them not ranked in this poll, though they did receive the sixth-most votes of any non-top 25 team.

College Football Coaches Top 25 Poll

1 Clemson

2 Alabama

3 Georgia

4 Oklahoma

5 Ohio State

6 LSU

7 Michigan

8 Florida

9 Notre Dame

10 Texas

11 Texas A&M

12 Washington

13 Oregon

14 Penn State

15 Utah

16 Auburn

tie- 17 Wisconsin

tie - 17 Central Florida

19 Iowa

20 Michigan State

21 Washington State

22 Syracuse

23 Stanford

24 Iowa State

25 Northwestern

Other receiving votes: Nebraska 152; Boise State 118; Mississippi State 111; Miami 94; Army 91; Kentucky 79; Virginia Tech 64; Texas Christian 63; Southern California 47; Utah State 32; Fresno State 32; Virginia 30; Cincinnati 25; West Virginia 24; Memphis 24; Oklahoma State 20; South Carolina 15; NC State 12; Duke 10; Boston College 5; Florida State 4; Baylor 4; Appalachian State 4; North Texas 3; Houston 3; UCLA 2; Temple 2; Arizona State 2; Troy 1; Tennessee 1; Mississippi 1; Minnesota 1.