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Vince Marrow calls first AP Top 25 poll “a joke”

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The Cats only received 20 votes to be in the rankings.

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The college football season is right around the corner as we are roughly a month away from kicking off Week 1 in the SEC.

On Monday, the Associated Press released its first top 25 rankings of the season. Unfortunately, the Kentucky Wildcats didn’t make the list, but they did receive 20 votes.

Not surprisingly, the Clemson Tigers claimed the top spot with the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 2 despite the Big Ten deciding not to play football this fall.

As for the SEC teams that made the list Alabama lead the way at No. 3 with Georgia right behind them at No. 4. LSU, Florida, Auburn, Texas A&M and Tennessee were also included in the Top 25.

Every time a new poll gets released there are a handful of teams that feel as if they are being disrespected with a low ranking or in Kentucky’s case not being ranked at all.

The start of the Mark Stoops era at Kentucky was slow but he now has the Cats rolling. In 2018 he led the Cats to a 10-3 record and a bowl win over Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.

He proved in 2019 that it wasn’t a fluke when he had to move Lynn Bowden to quarterback after a series of injuries. He was still able to finish 8-5 and make a fourth straight bowl game where they beat Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl.

Now heading into 2020, the Cats possibly have their most talented roster but not making the Top 25 didn’t sit well with associate head coach and tight ends coach Vince Marrow as he took to Twitter to express his displeasure.

Once again, the Cats are overlooked by the media and will have to go out and continue to prove everyone wrong like they have done the past four seasons.

They will get their first chance to make a statement on September 26th when they travel to face the Auburn Tigers in a week 1 matchup.