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Sunday Headlines: UK in new CFB rankings after beating Gators (UPDATED)

The Kentucky Wildcats make a big move in the latest college football top 25 polls and power rankings.

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The Kentucky Wildcats climbed up to No. 9 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. The Georgia Bulldogs are now the No. 1 team.

Team Rankings now has Kentucky up to No. 17.

Somehow, CBS Sports’ power rankings still have the Wildcats at No. 23.


The Kentucky Wildcats are back in the top 10 for the third time since 2018.

The latest Coaches Top 25 Poll has the Wildcats checking in at No. 10. They’re the third-highest SEC team, trailing only the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs.

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.


Some of the early rankings revealed thus far include Kentucky checking in at No. 22(!?) in the ESPN FPI but No. 9 in the new ESPN power rankings.

Bleacher Report also has Kentucky at No. 9.

Here are some other rankings that have been released so far today.

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.

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Five things to know from Kentucky’s win - Herald Leader

What a great defensive performance.

Cats shut down Anthony Richardson in the win - Cats Pause

Stopping Richardson was a top priority.

Kentucky celebrates the win - KSR

A fun night for sure.

Pujols ties A-Rod for 4th on all time homerun list - ESPN

I really want to see him reach 700.

Winners and losers of Week 2 - Bleacher Report

What a wild week it was.

Is Kentucky for real after winning in the Swamp? - Yahoo

I’d like to see them ask Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow that question.

Nick Saban did not like his players doing Horns Down - CBS

Saban is not here for it.