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Kentucky jumps 15 spots in USA Today’s new rankings

Each week this season, USA Today is ranking all 130 teams in college football. You may remember that in the outlet’s preseason re-rank, Toledo was four spots ahead of Kentucky. After Kentucky’s 38-24 win over the Rockets, the Cats made a considerable jump, moving 15 spots up to No. 37.

Here’s where all of UK’s 2019 opponents landed in today’s re-rank compared to last week:

Toledo: 55 (-7)
Eastern Michigan: 73 (+1)
Florida: 15 (+13)
Mississippi State: 43 (-3)
South Carolina: 61 (-5)
Arkansas: 103 (-8)
Georgia: 3 (0)
Missouri: 76 (-35)
Tennessee: 100 (-39)
Vanderbilt: 87 (-2)
TN-Martin: —
Louisville: 104 (0)

Thirty-five and 39-spot drops for Missouri and Tennessee. Woof. To see the complete list, click the link below.

[USA Today Re-Rank]

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11 Comments for Kentucky jumps 15 spots in USA Today’s new rankings



  1. bluemark
    11:33 am September 4, 2019 Permalink

    So, we should be 10-2 heading into a New Year’s Six bowl. I like it! What is striking is how poorly ranked so many of our SEC opponents are.



  2. BlueBanker18
    11:33 am September 4, 2019 Permalink

    So you’re telling me there’s a chance at a 10 win, maybe 11 win, season?



  3. sportsbird66
    11:48 am September 4, 2019 Permalink

    And if we beat Florida 12 wins potentially



    • UKSanders
      12:00 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      One thing that jumps out on the complete list – San Diego State

      They won their game and still dropped 25 spots… ouch



  4. JPhelps
    12:02 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    Wait wait wait… 2 weeks ago KSR was all ‘Rankings don’t mean anything.” Now we’re making inferences about what we’ll finish by looking at rankings.

    I’m still confident in 7-5 to 8-4.



  5. Fly Cat
    12:18 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    More Tweet Beat please!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      1:34 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

      Haha. Nice blast from the past.



  6. ukkatzfan
    1:55 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    I was 9-3 “minimum” at start of season and 10-2 as my pick With Ga and Miss St as our biggest challenges. Will stick with that.



  7. Memphis UK Cat
    6:30 pm September 4, 2019 Permalink

    It is one game. I am still worried about our secondary. We gave up 24 to Toledo.



    • antiquefurnitureandmidgets
      1:44 am September 5, 2019 Permalink

      Meh. IIRC, we gave up 174 yards on their first 3 drives then 145 over their last 12. We scored, by quarter, 0-14-10-14. We played extremely well for nearly 3/4 of the game. I think the performance is being somewhat underestimated. Definitely a young group out there, however.