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Kentucky ranked No. 26 in the latest Coaches Poll

The Kentucky Wildcats missed the top-25 by just a hair in the latest week-four Coaches Poll.

Receiving 98 overall votes, Kentucky is listed at No. 26 in the rankings, ahead of the likes of Duke (55), South Florida (45), Colorado (41), South Carolina (40), and Iowa (36), among others.

They’re also ranked ahead of future SEC foes Missouri, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt, along with past foe, Florida.

Mississippi State, Kentucky’s opponent next week, moved up to No. 14, while Texas A&M, UK’s week-six matchup, came in at No. 22. Georgia is the only other ranked opponent on Kentucky’s scheduled, coming in at No. 3 for the third consecutive week.

If the Cats can pull off an upset victory next weekend, you better believe they’ll be jumping into the top-20 going into the South Carolina game.

Let’s make it happen.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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20 Comments for Kentucky ranked No. 26 in the latest Coaches Poll



  1. BluKudzu
    1:51 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    26th. It all comes down to Mississippi State. I think the season may ride on this game. Win this game, and it will be a landmark year for Kentucky Football.



  2. rcarrington22
    1:55 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    And when was the last time UK football was ranked? Not in my lifetime for sure. I might cry.



    • m4ff3w
      2:12 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      UK was ranked in the top 10 in 2007, in two different weeks, spending 8 weeks in the top 25.



    • Miller45
      2:47 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      Yes, 2007 they made it up to 6 and lost to Carolina on a Thursday night



    • dismore
      2:56 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      Not very UK football knowledgeable huh?!



    • Skooms
      4:33 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      That’s crazy that KSR even has 10 year old fans posting on here! Start em young!



    • Soylentbeans
      5:58 pm September 17, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe this person was born after 2007.



  3. maximumscott
    2:00 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    Gonna be a tough game. Should be a sold out crowd with a nutty environment. UK will come with an edge amd Nastiness bc they still arent getting recognition.
    UK-31
    State-21

    Benny/Wilson/Rose combine for 280 rush yards and 3 TDs.



    • jaws2
      2:29 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      Hey Magic 8 Ball, can you post the lottery numbers for Tuesday please?



    • Cmart0907
      3:10 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      No way in hell we rush for 200 yards. Miss St defense is top 5 in the country statistic wise.



    • maximumscott
      4:05 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      We will rush for 250 plus. Its our Strength. We may not pass as well but we will run. Most of the runs will come from Terry scrambling amd grabbing 9-15 yards a scramble.

      Lotto numbers
      PEN15



    • maximumscott
      4:17 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      Hey, we are a top 10 rushing team… MissSt has a top 25 total defense and top 5 rush defense. I guess if we run 250 on em then we are legit legit!



  4. Miller45
    2:46 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    Love it, make them earn it



  5. Bullitt County UK fan
    2:55 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder why the coaches poll has seemed more favorable to Kentucky than the AP in the past few years. Maybe it’s a media exposure thing



    • ukwildcat1991
      3:29 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      The AP pole is irrelevant. No one even looks at it much anymore, not even espn. Your should to



  6. Cmart0907
    3:11 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    Biggest fear is our defense not stopping Nick Fitzgerald. Feel like he will torch UK.



    • maximumscott
      4:06 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

      He very well could. This is a game where our DBs cant drop an INt. Gotta make Nick pay. We are at home and it will be like the UF game last year. Gonna be wild!



    • monteverdi
      7:54 am September 17, 2018 Permalink

      That’s my biggest concern too, but one thing that helps is having an explosive true dual-threat QB on the team that the D can practice against.

      My other big concern is that we will focus so much on stopping Him that we forget about their other playmakers.



  7. Parker_UKFanNC
    6:29 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    Boise State Lost 44-21 should not still be in the top 25



  8. Greatcatfan
    8:37 pm September 16, 2018 Permalink

    K St put close to it’s average on the ground against MissSt and they haven’t played a really p5 capable team so far and the teams they shut down weren’t great so that 5th in the country isn’t uber telling. Kentucky will be the first truly run capable team they’ve had to face so far and Wilson is a playmaker that they haven’t had to deal with either.