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Sunday Headlines: Kentucky in the Top-25 Rankings (UPDATE)

Kentucky is back in the top 25 of the major polls and power rankings.

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Update 2:33 pm ET: The latest AP Top 25 Poll has Kentucky checking in at No. 20. Georgia remained No. 1.

Kentucky’s Week 7 opponent — the Missouri Tigers — is now ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 22 in the Coaches Poll.

Their Week 9 foe after the bye — the Tennessee Volunteers — is No. 22 in the AP Poll and No. 18 in the Coaches Poll.

The Athlon Sports Power Rankings put Kentucky at No. 21.

The Sporting News Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 20.

AP Top 25 Poll

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Texas
  4. Ohio State
  5. Florida State
  6. Penn State
  7. Washington
  8. Oregon
  9. Southern California
  10. Notre Dame
  11. Alabama
  12. Oklahoma
  13. Washington State
  14. North Carolina
  15. Oregon State
  16. Ole Miss
  17. Miami (FL)
  18. Utah
  19. Duke
  20. Kentucky
  21. Missouri
  22. Tennessee
  23. LSU
  24. Fresno State
  25. Louisville

Update 1:15 pm ET: The Kentucky Wildcats are back in the top 25!

In the latest Coaches Top 25 Poll, Kentucky climbed up to the No. 20 ranking. Their next opponent, the Georgia Bulldogs, remained No. 1, setting up one of the biggest college football games of Week 6.

Coaches Top 25 Poll

  1. Georgia
  2. Michigan
  3. Ohio State
  4. Texas
  5. Florida State
  6. Penn State
  7. USC
  8. Washington
  9. Oregon
  10. Alabama
  11. Notre Dame
  12. Oklahoma
  13. North Carolina
  14. Washington State
  15. Ole Miss
  16. Oregon State
  17. Miami
  18. Tennessee
  19. Utah
  20. Kentucky
  21. Duke
  22. Missouri
  23. LSU
  24. Fresno State
  25. Louisville

The CBS Sports rankings have Kentucky checking in at No. 18.

The ESPN Power Rankings for Week 6 have Kentucky up to No. 21. Here’s their assessment from writer Blake Baumgartner.

Ray Davis and Kentucky didn’t let Florida breathe much in rolling for an easy victory within the friendly confines of Kroger Field in Lexington, prepping for next week’s trip to Athens in fine fashion. Davis’ 150 total yards (141 rushing) and two touchdowns (one rushing) during a 16-point first quarter was only the beginning. The Vanderbilt transfer ran for a career-high 280 yards (tied for third all-time in Kentucky history) and three scores against a Gators’ defense that came into Saturday second in the SEC in rushing defense (82.3 YPG). The Wildcats, who pace the conference in rush defense (77.5 YPG), held Florida in check there (69 yards on 29 attempts) on the way to improving to 2-0 in SEC play with their stiffest test — two-time defending national champion Georgia — next on the schedule.

We will continue to update this post as more rankings are released.

Good morning BBN!

I'm sure the celebrations are still going, as the Kentucky Wildcats moved to 5-0 on the season yesterday afternoon, knocking off the Florida Gators 33-14.

It was a dominant win on both sides of the ball, which also included a career game for UK running back Ray Davis. His performance goes alongside another defensive masterclass, as Brad White’s unit proves once again why they are one of the best in the SEC.

More important, however, might be the play of the offensive line. The Gators came into Lexington known for their strength on the defensive line and the running game... well the Big Blue Wall is starting to earn that name back after this game, as they completely dominated the line of scrimmage for four quarters.

With the win, some good news is still yet to come, as Kentucky will make its first appearance in the top 25 once the rankings are released. Now the question becomes at what ranking?

Likely the Cats will fall somewhere between 18th and 22nd, but I also wouldn't be shocked to see UK potentially creep a little higher.

Up next, they will head to Athens to take on the No. 1 team in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs, for a top-25 showdown and an SEC East positioning battle.

We’ll be uploading the latest top 25 polls and power rankings, so stay tuned.

Go Cats!

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Check out the highlights from the Cats win if you missed the game.


Davis Leads Kentucky Past No. 22 Florida on Saturday – UK Athletics

Kentucky (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) had 329 yards rushing in the game, compared to just 69 for the Gators.

Ray’s Day: Davis Has Huge Game in Cats’ Win Over Gators – UK Athletics

The 280-yard rushing game tied Davis for third on UK’s career single game rushing list. Only Moe Williams (299 yards against South Carolina in 1995) and Lynn Bowden (284 yards versus Louisville in 2019) have ever rushed for more yards in a game in UK history.

Jordyn Rhodes, Kentucky, Make History in Win Over No. 9 Alabama – UK Athletics

The 5th Year Senior scored her 44th and 45th career goals, setting a new program record.

Billy Napier credits Kentucky- KSR

The Florida Head Coach gives credit where credit is due.

Stoops on staring fast, adversity, and getting better- KSR

The Cats seem to be taking a step forward each week.

Kentucky cruises with a big recruit guest list in town- Cats Pause

The big win could pay off on the recruiting trail.

Kentucky Volleyball knocks off Georgia- Cats Pause

A big win for Craig Skinner’s squad.

Garoppolo out vs. Chargers- ESPN

The Raiders could be in trouble this weekend.

Orioles closer to have Tommy John surgery-ESPN

The Orioles will go through the playoffs without their star closer.

USA finds some motivation- CBS

The Ryder Cup should be interesting on the final day.

Baylor completes historic comeback- CBS

A wild game on the Big XII.