Kentucky has moved up in the College Football Playoff Rankings. A week after the Cats were ranked seventeenth, the committee bumped up Kentucky to No. 15.
Kentucky’s spot is significant for two reasons. First, UK has been in the CFB Playoff Top 25 for the entire season. That’s an incredible accomplishment. More importantly, they’re still within reach of a New Year’s Six game.
The top 12 teams in the rankings will play on the big New Year’s Six stage. If Kentucky wins and a couple of teams ahead of them lose — potentially West Virginia and Florida — there’s still a chance they can sneak into the New Year’s Six. It’s a long shot, but there’s a chance.