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College Football Playoff Rankings come out tonight

Tonight is a big night for college football as the College Football Playoff Committee will release its first official College Football Playoff Rankings of the season. The announcement is set to come around 7 p.m. and it will include your University of Kentucky Wildcats in the mix. I still can’t believe I’m typing this.

With the first set of rankings coming out, many analysts and websites are trying to predict the order before it goes public.

Jerry Palm of fame ranks the Wildcats seventh, behind (in order): Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, LSU, Michigan and Georgia:


The Wildcats needed a miracle to erase an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit at Missouri. Kentucky will try to continue its improbable run to an SEC East title when it hosts Georgia on Saturday. []

Over at, Kentucky ranks eighth on the list, sandwiched between Oklahoma at No. 7 and Ohio State at No. 9.

Yahoo isn’t as confident in the Cats’ ranking; it has Kentucky at No. 12:

12. Kentucky (7-1): The Wildcats can win the East with a victory over Georgia after somehow beating Missouri on Saturday. The defense is fantastic. Is the offense simply good enough to support it? []’s slot for UK is a little better, but still not as high as others:

10. Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcats’ offense is the biggest weakness of any teams’ on this list, ranking an abysmal 74th nationally in yards per play. Kentucky threw for just 18 yards in a win over Vanderbilt, and it did not score an offensive touchdown against Missouri until a final untimed down. But the Wildcats won both games in large part because of an elite defense. Kentucky’s road win over Florida also carries plenty of weight as does the fact its only loss came in overtime against Texas A&M on the road. Kentucky is an extremely difficult team to slot due to its glaring weakness but reasonably strong resume. []

Wherever the Cats are slotted when it becomes official tonight, how cool is it to even be in the conversation? This is a special year for a program and a fan base that finally deserves success and national recognition.

We want Bama.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for College Football Playoff Rankings come out tonight

  1. Cokely53
    2:45 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    We about to shock the world Saturday and they will no choice but to finally put some spec on our name

  2. jakew60
    3:09 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    Could you imagine beating UGA Saturday, then continuing to win and facing BAMA or LSU in the championship, this is a major week for the SEC and about as exciting as it gets honestly, we are, as a program, going to show who we really want to be for the rest of the year saturday

  3. michaelb
    3:19 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    21-17 cats

    • Blue Bill
      7:39 pm October 31, 2018 Permalink

      Now you pick the cats?? After saying you couldn’t wait to see them lose this past weekend? Saying TT was going to “throw the ball up Snells ass again”? Come on man, get on the train or get the heck OFF the train. Don’t get all positive on us now Michaelb.

    • Blue Bill
      7:41 pm October 31, 2018 Permalink

      “I’m tired of watching my shoot themself in the nuts, can’t wait to watch them lose this Saturday”.

  4. blueblue
    3:34 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    “We want Bama”??? Win Saturday and it will probably happen. Unless LSU pulls a miracle out…

    • Matt10
      4:28 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

      We want BAMA but no, really, we don’t want BAMA. It would be a win just to make the SEC championship but it would likely be ugly.

    • cats646
      4:56 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

      No. We want bama!!!!!!!!! Take them off their throne!!!!

    • RAGE
      5:48 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

      If we play Bama TUA won’t throw a pass in the 4th quarter of that game…. But it would be fun just to get the chance

  5. Headhurts
    3:35 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    Alright all you talking head sports analyst’s repeat after me….,..,, Kentucky, Kentucky, KENTUCKY FOOTBALL, see that wasn’t so hard after all. GO BIG BLUE!

  6. Headhurts
    3:36 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink


  7. chief_cat
    4:47 pm October 30, 2018 Permalink

    This team reminds me of the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl championship teams (2001/2013). Their defenses were stellar and their offenses were basically running teams (Jamal Lewis/Ray Rice). Offensively they relied upon the ground game to eat clock and maintain possession, hoping for a breakaway play from their back, while limiting turnovers via interceptions. Defensively they played aggressively, relying upon their linebackers (chiefly Ray Lewis) to create havoc and force turnovers. If the CATS can stay away from turnovers, let Benny eat up enough clock to keep the D rested, and our D continues to ball out, we might just continue our improbable run! Go CATS!