For the second time since 2018, the Kentucky Wildcats found themselves in the first College Football Playoff Rankings of the season.
Kentucky currently does not have a win over a team in the CFP rankings. One of the Wildcats’ losses is to No. 1 Georgia. The other is to No. 17 Mississippi State, so both defeats have come on the road to top-25 teams.
Despite Kentucky being on a two-game losing streak, being 6-2 while playing in the SEC is all but guaranteed of a spot in the CFP rankings, even if the Wildcats have benefitted from a favorable schedule.
Ironically, five of Kentucky’s wins — Louisiana Monroe, Missouri, South Carolina, Florida and LSU — are against teams currently 4-4 on the season. And two of Kentucky’s final four opponents — Tennessee and Louisville — are also currently 4-4. So there’s that.
The highest Kentucky has even been in the CFP rankings was No. 9 during the 2018 season.
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