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The Wildcats are surging following their massive win over Florida.

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UPDATE 2

The Kentucky Wildcats checked in at No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll.

Over at Athlon Sports, Kentucky came in at No. 16, one spot ahead of the Florida Gators.

In Saturday Down South’s new SEC football power rankings, the Wildcats are No. 3 behind only the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide.

AP Top 25 Poll Week 6

  1. Alabama
  2. Georgia
  3. Iowa
  4. Penn State
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Ohio State
  8. Oregon
  9. Michigan
  10. Brigham Young
  11. Michigan State
  12. Oklahoma State
  13. Arkansas
  14. Notre Dame
  15. Coastal Carolina
  16. Kentucky
  17. Ole Miss
  18. Auburn
  19. Wake Forest
  20. Florida
  21. Texas
  22. Arizona State
  23. North Carolina State
  24. SMU
  25. San Diego State

Others receiving votes: Clemson 96, Texas A&M 41, Oregon State 27, Baylor 24, Mississippi State 18, Virginia Tech 13, Stanford 11, UTSA 10, Pittsburgh 6, Fresno State 5, Texas Tech 4, Western Michigan 3, Appalachian State 2, Kansas State 2, Boston College 1, UCLA 1


UPDATE 1

The first round of power rankings and top 25 polls are out.

The ESPN College Football Power Rankings have the Kentucky Wildcats checking in at No. 13, while the Coaches Top 25 Poll has them at No. 14.

Coaches Top 25 Poll Week 6

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Iowa

4. Penn State

5. Oklahoma

6. Cincinnati

7. Ohio State

8. Michigan

9. Oregon

10. BYU

11. Michigan State

12. Oklahoma State

13. Notre Dame

14. Kentucky (5-0)

15. Coastal Carolina

16. Arkansas

17. Ole Miss

18. Florida

19. Auburn

20. Wake Forest

21. Clemson

22. NC State

23. Texas

24. SMU

25. Arizona State

Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 105; San Diego State 103; Baylor 40; Pittsburgh 34; Oregon State 27; Iowa State 27; Virginia Tech 24; Boston College 14; Texas-San Antonio 13; Appalachian State 11; Fresno State 8; Liberty 7; Mississippi State 6; North Carolina 5; Maryland 5; Western Michigan 2; Texas Tech 2; UL Lafayette 1; Nevada 1.

ESPN College Football Power Rankings Week 6

1. Alabama

2. Georgia

3. Iowa

4. Penn State

5. Cincinnati

6. Oklahoma

7. Michigan

8. Oregon

9. Ohio State

10. Michigan State

11. BYU

12. Arkansas

13. Kentucky

14. Ole Miss

15. Coastal Carolina

16. Notre Dame

17. Oklahoma State

18. Wake Forest

19. Auburn

20. NC State

21. Florida

22. Arizona State

23. SMU

24. Texas

25. Clemson


The Kentucky Wildcats are 5-0 following a historic 20-13 win over the 10th-ranked Florida Gators.

With that, Kentucky will be ranked within the top 25 of every top 25 poll/power ranking that has any significance, but where should they be?

Being one of the very few unbeaten teams left in college football — just three of which are in the SEC — Kentucky probably should have been ranked in all the polls before beating the Gators. Now, it’s just a matter of where they’ll be.

All I know is Kentucky better be ahead of Florida.

Sound off on where you think the Cats should be!

Poll

What range of the top 25 polls should Kentucky be ranked?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Top 10
    (115 votes)
  • 43%
    11-15
    (728 votes)
  • 36%
    16-20
    (606 votes)
  • 8%
    21-25
    (144 votes)
  • 3%
    No. 1 in our hearts
    (64 votes)
1657 votes total Vote Now

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