The Kentucky Wildcats have had a tremendous amount of recent success on the football side of things, and that falls on the shoulders of Mark Stoops and his staff, who have been doing an outstanding job.
We have seen Stoops and his staff recruit at a level that many never thought would be possible at Kentucky, and it is turning into a lot of wins on the field.
According to a ranking by 247 Sports, Kentucky has one of the top coaches in the nation leading their program.
In the ranking of the top 25 coaches in the country, Mark Stoops came in at No. 15 which is No. 7 in the SEC.
SEC coaches ranked higher than Stoops include Nick Saban (No. 1), Ed Orgeron (No. 3), Kirby Smart (No. 4), Dan Mullen (No. 8), Jimbo Fisher (No. 9), and Gus Malzahn (No. 13).
Here is the entire Top 25 ranking:
25. Mike Leach, Mississippi State
24. Kyle Whittingham, Utah
23. Gary Patterson, TCU
22. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
21. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee
20. David Shaw, Stanford
19. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
18. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
17. Scott Satterfield, Louisville
16. P.J. Fleck, Minnesota
15. Mark Stoops, Kentucky
14. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
13. Gus Malzahn, Auburn
12. Mario Cristobal, Oregon
11. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
10. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
9. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
8. Dan Mullen, Florida
7. Ryan Day, Ohio State
6. James Franklin, Penn State
5. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
4. Kirby Smart, Georgia
3. ED Orgeron, LSU
2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
1. Nick Saban, Alabama
What do you think about Stoops’ ranking?
You can check out the breakdown of the rankings here.