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Kentucky stays at No. 18 in PFF’s Top 25 Rankings


Last week, we all got pretty excited about Kentucky being No. 18 in Pro Football Focus’ Power Rankings, which are based on the site’s unique offensive, defensive, and special teams grades. After a 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan, the Cats stayed at No. 18. Citing Greenline, PFF’s betting predictor, Ben Brown says Kentucky is a great bet to cover vs. Florida this week, and has a decent chance to get the win.

“The Wildcats have quietly covered twice for us against quality, small school opponents and now face their first real test in the SEC with Florida coming to Lexington. Greenline gives Kentucky a 58.4% chance of covering as a home dog with over a touchdown spread. Betting markets give Kentucky an implied win probability of 27.5% with Greenline liking that price as the weekend approaches. With the up-and-down play of both quarterbacks, it may come down to who can avoid costly mistakes in this SEC matchup.”

Florida also didn’t move, remaining at No. 9 following a 45-0 win over UT Martin; however, Brown didn’t exactly rave about Feleipe Franks, calling his performance vs. the Skyhawks “adequate.”

“Franks play when kept clean has been encouraging with a 78.7 PFF passing grade and an 85 % adjusted completion percentage. Not so encouraging is his aDOT when clean (4.7) or the amount of times thrown past the sticks (25.7%). The Gators head to Kentucky to take on the 18th-ranked Wildcats. Opening as 8.5-point favorites, this line has moved down a full point with Greenline siding with the home dog. It will take a performance we are not sure if Franks can deliver in order to cover on the road this Saturday.”

Or, you know, win. Here’s how the PFF Top 25 (analytics) compares to the AP Top 25 (opinions) this week:

AP Top 25 PFF Top 25
RANK TEAM RANK TEAM
1 Clemson (56) 1 Clemson
2 Alabama (6) 2 Alabama
3 Georgia 3 Georgia
4 LSU 4 LSU
5 Oklahoma 5 Notre Dame
6 Ohio State 6 Ohio State
7 Notre Dame 7 Michigan
8 Auburn 8 Oklahoma
9 Florida 9 Florida
10 Michigan 10 Auburn
11 Utah 11 Iowa
12 Texas 12 Penn State
13 Penn State 13 Mississippi State
14 Wisconsin 14 Washington
15 Oregon 15 Texas A&M
16 Texas A&M 16 Texas
17 UCF 17 Missouri
18 Michigan State 18 Kentucky
19 Iowa 19 Wisconsin
20 Washington State 20 Utah
21 Maryland 21 USC
22 Boise State 22 Virginia
23 Washington 23 Michigan State
24 USC 24 NC State
25 Virginia 25 Stanford

[Pro Football Focus]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 responses to “Kentucky stays at No. 18 in PFF’s Top 25 Rankings”

  1. Dowser

    Anyone heard anything about a plan for Saturday night… all blue?…. pom poms?

  2. BBNmemberinoh

    Have seen nothing but if you got a #3 jersey or shirt wear it. Other plan is beat the hell out of UF. C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS

  3. dcforuk

    Mississippi St? Really?