Kentucky FB moves up to 12 in the AP Poll
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Kentucky FB moves up to 12 in the AP Poll

Brent Wainscottabout 1 month

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Wash rinse and repeat on this post. Mirroring the Coaches Poll, Kentucky will enter the back half of the schedule ranked No. 12 overall in the latest AP Poll. The ‘Cats entered the bye week ranked No. 15 following the first loss of the season to No. 1 Georgia, moving up three spots despite not playing.

Late Saturday night, ESPN released its updated Power Rankings, where Kentucky stayed at No. 14.

Kentucky will kick off the second half of the season on the road this Saturday at 7 p.m. EST on the SEC Network, heading down to Starkville for a critical matchup against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (4-3). UK has not beaten MSU on the road since 2008, losing the last five games to the home Bulldogs.

AP Poll Top 25

  1. Georgia
  2. Cincinnati (+1)
  3. Alabama (+1)
  4. Oklahoma (-2)
  5. Ohio State
  6. Michigan
  7. Oregon (+2)
  8. Michigan State (+3)
  9. Iowa (+1)
  10. Ole Miss (+2)
  11. Notre Dame (+2)
  12. Kentucky (+2)
  13. Wake Forest (+2)
  14. Texas A&M (+3)
  15. Oklahoma State (-6)
  16. Baylor (+3)
  17. Pittsburgh (-9)
  18. Auburn (+1)
  19. Southern Methodist (+2)
  20. Penn State (-13)
  21. San Diego State (+1)
  22. Iowa State (NR)
  23. Texas-San Antonio (+1)
  24. Costal Carolina (-10)
  25. Brigham Young (NR)

Schools dropped out: No. 24 Clemson.

Schools receiving votes: Louisiana 42, BYU 42, Arkansas 41, Houston 27, Arizona State 27, Virginia 23, Oregon State 13, Florida 13, Fresno State 10, Air Force 9, Appalachian State 5, Liberty 3, Texas 3, Utah 1

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