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UK can pull the upset Sept 2nd

Well we already knew Kentucky would be an underdog on Sept. 2 as Louisville is favored by as many as 13. Today the AP top 25 was released and Louisville squeaked in at number 25. While that may be a little high for the Cards the ranking does give the Cats a chance to pull off a win against a top 25 team. With a win over the Ville and a couple of wins over the cupcakes on the schedule perhaps the Wildcats can sneak into the top 25 before heading down to Florida.

The full top 25 list is below:

1 USC (25) 0-0 1445
2 Alabama (17) 0-0 1411
3 LSU (16) 0-0 1402
4 Oklahoma (1) 0-0 1286
5 Oregon 0-0 1274
6 Georgia 0-0 1107
7 Florida State 0-0 1093
8 Michigan (1) 0-0 1000
9 South Carolina 0-0 994
10 Arkansas 0-0 963
11 West Virginia 0-0 856
12 Wisconsin 0-0 838
13 Michigan State 0-0 742
14 Clemson 0-0 615
15 Texas 0-0 569
16 Virginia Tech 0-0 548
17 Nebraska 0-0 485
19 Oklahoma State 0-0 430
20 TCU 0-0 397
21 Stanford 0-0 383
22 Kansas State 0-0 300
23 Florida 0-0 214
24 Boise State 0-0 212
25 Louisville

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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30 Comments for UK can pull the upset Sept 2nd

  1. John Hiatt
    10:31 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Cats will win.

  2. Hal Mumme
    10:31 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Not a chance…

  3. GRob
    10:40 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    I think we’ve got a very good shot at winning the UL game. I’d really like for someone in the “UL’s gonna kill UK” crowd to break down the Cards’ amazing advantage in this game (other than home field). Strong is a good coach but he’s not Knute Rockne. I like our chances.

  4. Head Bussa
    10:46 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Sorry, but wins over Louisville, Western, and Kent. St. will not have us in the Top 25.

  5. gold standard
    10:51 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    It’s never an upset for kentucky to beat louisville and to say otherwise is blasphemy

  6. Really?
    11:00 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Never blasted Corey or BTI on here, but that Andrew’s top 25 statement may be the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Even if we managed to sweep heading into FLA, that would take our ranking from 92nd to somewhere in the 40s-50s probably.

  7. Las Vegas
    11:00 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Put money on UK then… I’ll pay u 450 bucks for every 100 u risk.. Put up 1000 bucks on UK to beat Louisville and if it happens… U get paid 4,500.00 bucks!!! Not a bad days work

  8. Bradley
    11:02 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Polls are stupid. There are 50 teams better than UL.

  9. Really?
    11:02 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    @3 – UK has a chance, but Louisville has a significant advantage at quarterback for starters. Teddy makes any of our guys look like chumps.

  10. UK Snuggie
    11:02 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    UK winning over U of L is not likely but could happen. I’d give them about a 35-40% shot of winning the game. Additionally, I agree with #4 in that winning over a team that barely sqeaked in to the top 25 and two teams nowhere close to the top 25 would not get us many, if any, votes to be ranked ourselves.

    Also, to #5, I agree it’s not much of an upset for UK to beat U of L unless you’re talking about any team between 1998-2006. In those years, U of L was vastly superior to UK and to say otherwise is silly.

  11. Head Bussa
    11:02 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    6 – agree

  12. Head Bussa
    11:06 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    9 — Agree again. Teddy Bridgewater is a fantastic quarterback/playmaker whether our fans want to accept it or not. Also, Eli Rogers and DeVante Parker are damn good receivers and we have yet to see any of our guys step up at the wide-out position.

  13. string music
    11:08 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    #6…If this were facebook, I would hit the “like” button.

  14. Andrew Cassady
    11:13 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    #6 Can’t fault me for some wishful thinking. The only way they would get close is if the somehow were 4-0. Snowballs chance of that

  15. Paul Barry
    11:17 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Are you drunk? Yes we could be Louisville, but just winning those few games is not going to put us in the top 25!

  16. Just saying
    11:20 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    U guys realize wku will also be favored to beat us, right. Uk will only be favored to win in 2 games this year. So we will be trying to “pull an upset” all freakin year.

  17. Bluebonic
    11:22 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    No Waaay

  18. Good grief
    11:24 am August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Rankings-especially in the early season-are based on voters’ perception of where you are in the off season, then adjusted each week. Winning the first three games on our schedule against a marginal top 25 team and two cupcakes wouldn’t even get us a single vote in the poll.

  19. notachance
    12:50 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink


  20. It's a Card Knock Life
    1:08 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    How does KSR vet its writing staff? A win over a barely ranked UofL, WKU, and Kent State would not get you anywhere close to a an early season ranking, particularly when every sports authority (like CBS’ #92) talks about how sorry they are looking. A win against Florida in addition to the first three games might break the top 25. MIGHT. Go ahead an pray for your upset kitty cats. It’ll make Sept 2nd all the more enjoyable for us.

  21. wow
    1:26 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    I love UK as much as the next guy…..but the “sneak into the top 25” statement is just retardedly ridiculous. PLEASE, PLEASE KSR…..quit making us (UK fans) all look like idiots.

  22. Really?
    1:27 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Now you’re throwing in a win over FLA if you’re now saying 4-0; that is wishful thinking. 🙂

  23. FloydsScissors
    1:41 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Agreed – .the “sneak into…” statement is an unbelievable embarrassment to anyone with the most basic knowledge of college football.

  24. Big Blue Daddy
    2:17 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    #10- UL was vastly superior to UK most of the years from 1999-2006, but remember we missed a chip shot fg to win in 2000 and lost in OT… We destroyed them in 1998 by 34 and handled them in 2002 by nearly crippling Dave Ragione… All of these games were at UL… Vastly superior? Did you just forget these games happened?

  25. Big Blue Daddy
    2:18 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    10- UL vastly superior from 2003-2006… Once Petrino arrived they dominated us…

  26. putinrichie
    3:50 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    There are obviously a lot of Big East homers in the polls giving UL some unwarranted votes. UL was AWFUL last season. I don’t really see how a team that is awful gets ranked in the Top 25. We are not a good team, but UL will be lucky to beat us.

  27. duh
    3:52 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    Some of these posts on KSR are becoming very difficult to read

  28. Beavis
    4:07 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    All the pressure on U of L ??? There will be tremendous pressure on our coach. ( or soon to be ex coach ) 2 and 10 this year. Not bashing the Cats,,,just being realistic.

  29. Your Sec breatheren
    6:28 pm August 18, 2012 Permalink

    If you guys don’t stop writing football foolishness and making the rest of us look moronic we might have to revoke your membership. Watch it 😉

  30. Dolfan66r
    3:48 pm August 20, 2012 Permalink

    I am worried about the cupcakes. Last year they almost frosted us!!!!!!