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Kentucky Ranked 60th By Bleacher Report

This Thursday night, college football will make its triumphant return to the airwaves and the long drought between the Final Four and football will finally be over. With the pigskin back in our lives the folks over at Bleacher Report have gone through all 128 FBS teams and ranked them. Where did the Cats land? Probably a little lower than you’d hope. Here’s where UK ranked amongst their opponents:

6. Auburn

9. Georgia

22. Missouri

24. Tennessee

26. Mississippi State

32. Louisville

37. South Carolina

38. Florida

60. Kentucky

77. Louisiana- Lafayette

83. Vanderbilt

128. Charlotte

[Bleacher Report: College Football Power Rankings for Week 1]

To recap, Syracuse.com had the Cats placed 66th, USA Today disrespected the team with a ranking of 77, and SB Nation had them placed highest at 50. All of these rankings outside of the elite teams are subject to the author’s opinion and preconceptions which results in wide variations from site-to-site. I think the Cats are going to surprise a lot of people on the national scene and low expectations are something they can take advantage of early in the year. The time for talk is coming to an end, the time for action and bowl eligibility is now.

What do you think of Bleacher Report’s rankings of UK and their opponents?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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11 Comments for Kentucky Ranked 60th By Bleacher Report



  1. Skaggs
    12:06 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

    I think 60 is about where the Cats belong. If Stoops does not suspend any more thugs, I see a 4-8 season



  2. jdarren1963
    7:16 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

    If there’s one thing I know about college, it’s that preseason rankings doesn’t mean a thing. GO CATS!!!



    • Obviously
      8:19 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      Well, they do mean SOMETHING… There is a reason Ohio State is ranked at the top and not #60. It’s because they are going to be a contender. UK is ranked #60 because they are NOT going to be s contender



  3. Billy Ray
    8:06 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

    Call me an optimist, but I think in 2 or 3 years we will have a shot at beating WKU.



    • novalsi
      10:20 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      Probably not …

      Since we don’t play them.

      But I mean, nice try.



  4. Shelby
    8:27 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

    Important to note that football rankings are based upon prediction of final record: if we swapped schedules with the Tards, we’d essentially swap our position in that ranking. Loserville plays in the FIFTH best conference; we play in THE BEST conference. It really is that simple.



    • Mullet
      9:48 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      No doubt. If we had the tards schedule last year we would have beaten Western.



    • novalsi
      10:22 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      Can we just not call them “the Tards?”

      I hate the school up the road as much as you do, but there’s no reason to use that word.



  5. RealCatsFan
    9:53 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

    I’m getting a kick out of the birdbrains coming over here on KSR to troll. I’ll be willing to bet that they will be nowhere to be seen when UK dispatches Louisville in Nov.



    • J-Dub421
      10:02 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      No doubt, half the comments on this thread so far are from Louisville trolls.



    • novalsi
      10:22 am September 2, 2015 Permalink

      Jdub, are you on Twitter? You seem like you’d be a good follow.