Team Rankings now has Kentucky up to No. 17.
Somehow, CBS Sports’ power rankings still have the Wildcats at No. 23.
"Every time we got punched, we got up and we fought back."@will_levis on the Wildcats' huge 26-16 win over the Gators at The Swamp, on Countdown to Kickoff w/@KySportsRadio & @MedcalfByESPN.@UKAthletics | @UKFootball | #ForTheTeam pic.twitter.com/JoroH2VUv9— ESPN Radio (@ESPNRadio) September 11, 2022
The Kentucky Wildcats are back in the top 10 for the third time since 2018.
Even the advanced analytics like Kentucky, as the Bill Connelly SP+ rankings have Kentucky at No. 10 as well.
Keep an eye here throughout the day for more college football top 25 polls and powers rankings.
Bleacher Report also has Kentucky at No. 9.
Here are some other rankings that have been released so far today.
Here's my new @AP_Top25 ballot compared w/@_Collin1's power ratings. The new poll drops at 2 p.m. ET. My Top 25 by conference: SEC 6, ACC 4, Big Ten 4, Big 12 4, Pac-12 3, Sun Belt 2, MW 1 & BYU https://t.co/DKKGbwOxxi pic.twitter.com/wwKiIO5Lbh— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 11, 2022
Week 3 SEC Power Rankings pic.twitter.com/V2SszkPDq3— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) September 11, 2022
Happy Sunday morning, BBN!
Sunday mornings are always better in the fall when they come after a Kentucky Wildcats win, and that’s exactly what we have this morning, made even sweeter by the fact that the Cats were victorious in The Swamp against a ranked Florida Gators team.
It wasn’t pretty in the least bit, and there is a lot left to work on, but that’s what next week is for.
Kentucky’s offense struggled in the first half, particularly the offensive line and running game, but that improved some in the second half. However, Kentucky had some big plays from Dane Key and Chauncey Magwood at the wide receiver position, and Kavosiey Smoke was able to find some running lanes in the second half.
Not to mention, we finally saw the tight ends get involved in the passing game.
But the story of the night was the Kentucky defense, who came up with big play after big play to move the Cats to 2-0 on the season. Keidron Smith and Jordan Wright each had big interceptions and Carrington Valentine had some big plays late.
All that said, a win is a win and last night sure was a big one in the Swamp.
Kentucky entered last night's matchup at #20 and with five ranked teams ahead of them falling (including Florida), Kentucky should see a good boost in the rankings.
I think it’ll be interesting to see how Kentucky moves, and while I wouldn’t do it, I wouldn’t be surprised if some pollsters move Tennessee ahead of Kentucky after the Vols won on the road at Pittsburgh. We’ll see.
We’ll be uploading the latest top 25 polls and power rankings, so stay tuned.
Tweet of the Day
Who’s soft now. That’s for the Big Blue Nation. Let’s go.— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) September 11, 2022
That’s it. That’s the tweet.
What a great defensive performance.
Stopping Richardson was a top priority.
A fun night for sure.
I really want to see him reach 700.
What a wild week it was.
I’d like to see them ask Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow that question.
Saban is not here for it.