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Kentucky Moves to 46th in Bleacher Report’s Football Rankings

LEVEL UP!

Brian Pedersen of Bleacher Report takes time every week to rank each team in college football and this week he has the Cats on the rise. Before the Florida loss, UK had peaked at #49 but after beating Missouri they have found themselves reaching new heights. Here’s how the Cats and their remaining opponents stack up:

3. Georgia (4-0), even

23. Mississippi State (3-1), up 6

40. Tennessee (2-2), down 13

43. Auburn (2-2), down 13

46. Kentucky (3-1), up 12

Kentucky (3-1, 2-1 SEC) has emerged from its early stretch of league competition with mostly good results–the victory over Missouri helping to make up for the offensive shortcomings the week before in losing to Florida.

The Wildcats offense still isn’t getting much in terms of explosive plays, with only eight runs of at least 20 yards and 12 passes that have netted at least 25 yards. Strong defensive effort has lessened this issue, with Kentucky 333.3 yards and 16.3 points per game in SEC play.

57. Louisville (1-3), up 5

79. Vanderbilt (1-3), up 4

126. Charlotte (2-2), even

[Bleacher Report: College Football Power Rankings for Week 5]

While I usually agree with Pederson’s rankings from week-to-week, he loses major credibility by saying we don’t have many explosive plays. Last time I checked Kentucky ranked 6th in the nation in explosive plays with 10% of the playcalls going for at least 20 yards. Regardless, it’s positive to see the boys in blue keep on closing in on those remaining opponents. After posting a 3-1 record in September maybe a 3-1 October is looming on Kentucky’s horizon.

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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1 Comment for Kentucky Moves to 46th in Bleacher Report’s Football Rankings



  1. tyler
    10:52 pm September 29, 2015 Permalink

    6th most explosive offense in the country:”Here’s an odd but encouraging stat: UK has the sixth most explosive offense in college football, with 10.1% of their plays going for at least 20 yards. Baylor is the most explosive offense with 13.3%, followed by Ole Miss, USC, Georgia, North Carolina, and then the Cats.”

    but the smart writers at the bleacher report thinks “The Wildcats offense still isn’t getting much in terms of explosive plays…”