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Kentucky ranked No. 20 in the College Football Coaches Poll

It’s the first week for the Amway Coaches Poll, and the Kentucky Wildcats have officially cracked the top-25. The Cats are listed as the No. 20 team in the nation.

That’s an improvement from the preseason poll, which saw Kentucky come in at No. 29 after receiving 73 total votes. Even though the team hasn’t actually played a game yet, the Cats were able to move up nine spots when the poll adjusted its rankings to exclude the teams that are not currently scheduled to compete this fall. Teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12 that were originally listed in the preseason poll are no longer ranked this week.

The SEC dominates the list, with six of the top ten teams competing in the conference. Kentucky is currently scheduled to play five of the top 25 teams. Louisville came in ahead of the Wildcats at No. 16.

Here’s a look at the entire list:

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech 96; Pittsburgh 81; West Virginia 59; Virginia 56; Texas Christian 56; Southern Methodist 25; Tulane 20; South Carolina 18; Boise State 15; Marshall 14; Arkansas St. 13; Mississippi State 12; Duke 12; Texas Tech 11; Mississippi 8; Coastal Carolina 8; Iowa State 6; North Texas 5; South Florida 3.

Schools that were dropped from the preseason poll: No. 2 Ohio State; No. 7 Penn State; No. 9 Oregon; No. 12 Wisconsin; No. 15 Michigan; No. 17 Southern California; No. 18 Minnesota; No. 20 Utah; No. 23 Iowa; No. 25 Iowa State.

Article written by Maggie Davis

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5 Comments for Kentucky ranked No. 20 in the College Football Coaches Poll

  1. BlueCat22
    2:39 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

    Louisville at 16… lol

    • Skooms
      2:54 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

      Well you obviously didn’t see their impressive victory last night against the powerhouse program of WKU….. Yeah I couldn’t even say that with a straight face. LOL. Seriously though, UofL has been gifted an extremely EASY schedule. They may only take 1 loss against ND. They were blown out by the two best defensive teams they played last year (Clemson, UK), but the ACC is straight crap again this year. That’s what stinks too, because they’ll probably finish ranked in the top 10 this year and ahead of UK. It’s obviously garbage because a 7-3 UK team this year > a 10-1 UofL team….. Fact.

  2. runningunnin.454
    4:20 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

    WKU could have beaten them if they had a decent secondary…they couldn’t cover me, and I’m slower than ‘lasses in January.
    UL dodged Clemson…and UK. Yep, ACC is garbage; Florida State has already been beaten. UL also avoided North Carolina…never knew a school could write their own schedule, ha ha.
    Still, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, and Florida State could whip them.

  3. csnailnrun
    6:40 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

    Their garbage schedule in a weak conference will help their recruiting. Loserville will attract the ‘big fish in a small pond’ syndrome players.

    • Skooms
      11:25 pm September 13, 2020 Permalink

      I agree 100% Snail. Barring a melt down they’ll only lose 1 or 2 games and will sale the ish out of that stat on the recruiting trail. I’m interested if there are bowl games, who they’re opponent will be, because they could potentially get exposed as frauds.