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Kentucky football drops 6 spots to No. 13 in Week 6 AP Poll

Article written by:On3 imageZack Geoghegan


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Kentucky football has been knocked out of the top 10.

On Sunday afternoon, the Associated Press updated its top 25 national rankings as we enter Week 6 of the college football season. After coming into the weekend ranked No. 7 overall by the AP, Kentucky (4-1) dropped six spots to No. 13 in the poll after a heartbreaking 22-19 loss to then-No. 14 Ole Miss on the road. The Rebels moved up five spots with the win to No. 9 overall.

Kentucky’s No. 7 ranking in the AP Poll was the program’s best since 1977. UK finished that season No. 6 overall in the national rankings. Shortly before the AP Poll was released, Kentucky dropped five spots to No. 13 in the Week 6 AFCA Coaches Poll.

Kentucky is one of seven SEC programs among the top 25. Alabama is now the new No. 1 after jumping Georgia one spot while Tennessee at No. 8 and Ole Miss at No. 9 make up the top 10. Kentucky comes in at No. 13, Mississippi State at No. 23, and LSU at No. 25. Arkansas is on the outside looking, receiving the fourth-most votes.

Earlier on Sunday, Kentucky dropped six spots in the updated ESPN power rankings, falling from No. 6 to No. 12. ESPN also updated its Football Power Index following Saturday’s game as the ‘Cats surprisingly jumped up six spots from No. 30 to No. 24 despite the loss. The FPI has UK winning 8.0 games this season with a 98.7 percent chance to reach the six-win threshold and a 2.9 percent chance to win the SEC East.

Kentucky’s next matchup is back at Kroger Field next weekend against a South Carolina program that is 3-2 on the season with losses to ranked Arkansas and Georgia teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 8 on the SEC Network.

Week 6 AP Poll Top 25

  1. Alabama (+1)
  2. Georgia (-1)
  3. Ohio State
  4. Michigan
  5. Clemson
  6. Southern California
  7. Oklahoma State (+2)
  8. Tennessee
  9. Ole Miss (+5)
  10. Penn State (+1)
  11. Utah (+1)
  12. Oregon (+1)
  13. Kentucky (-6)
  14. NC State (-4)
  15. Wake Forest (+7)
  16. BYU (+3)
  17. TCU
  18. UCLA
  19. Kansas
  20. Kansas State (+5)
  21. Washington (-6)
  22. Syracuse
  23. Mississippi State
  24. Cincinnati
  25. LSU

Others Receiving Votes

Washington State 91, Baylor 88, Florida State 78, Arkansas 76, James Madison 39, Florida 37, Maryland 25, Coastal Carolina 17, Minnesota 14, Tulane 9, Illinois 6, North Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4, Purdue 2, Oklahoma 2

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