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Kentucky receives 73 votes in Preseason Coaches Poll

Your University of Kentucky Wildcats didn’t make the Top 25 of the Preseason Amway Coaches Poll, but they’re just outside. The Cats received 73 votes, which puts them in 29th place. Clemson is the preseason No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.

In total, six SEC teams made the top 25: Alabama (3), Georgia (4), LSU (5), Florida (8), Auburn (11), and Texas A&M (13). Tennessee received 111 votes (26), while the Louisville Cardinals got 62 (33). Mississippi State got nine.

Check it all out for yourself:

1 Clemson 1589 38
2 Ohio State 1555 17
3 Alabama 1495 4
4 Georgia 1345 0
5 Louisiana State 1330 6
6 Oklahoma 1315 0
7 Penn State 1199 0
8 Florida 1176 0
9 Oregon 1164 0
10 Notre Dame 1012 0
11 Auburn 898 0
12 Wisconsin 887 0
13 Texas A&M 807 0
14 Texas 703 0
15 Michigan 687 0
16 Oklahoma State 524 0
17 Southern California 521 0
18 Minnesota 494 0
19 North Carolina 415 0
20 Utah 241 0
21 Central Florida 232 0
22 Cincinnati 229 0
23 Iowa 204 0
24 Virginia Tech 143 0
25 Iowa State 135 0

Others Receiving Votes: Tennessee 111; Boise State 111; Arizona State 88; Kentucky 73; Memphis 71; Baylor 66; Washington 65; Louisville 62; Miami 58; Appalachian State 31; Navy 17; Virginia 13; Air Force 12; Mississippi State 9; Texas Christian 7; Washington State 6; Tulane 5; California 5; UL Lafayette 3; Southern Methodist 3; Nebraska 3; Stanford 2; Pittsburgh 1; Kansas State 1; Indiana 1; Duke 1.

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13 Comments for Kentucky receives 73 votes in Preseason Coaches Poll

  1. satcheluk
    2:05 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    I’m not totally happy with that, but we have a lot less way to climb to reach top 20 than we normally do.

  2. BigBluSoTru
    2:31 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    BS how can we be picked to win the East and a favorite to win the SEC and be ranked 28th? And some polls we are top 10 hmm ! Guess this is just more bulletin board material for Stoops to make his point !

    • T-Town Cat
      3:03 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Who picked UK to be in the Top 10 and win the East?

    • WKY Cat
      4:29 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      T-Town he’s a troll. Always saying stupid stuff just like this.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      4:28 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      He’s a troll. Pay no attention. Probably a UL fan.

  3. dukeisking
    2:41 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Who in the hell pick UK to win the East? Come on BigBluSoTru. U can’t actually believe that b/c no one outside of the commonwealth has picked UK to win the East. You funny ?

    • Cats N Pats
      4:16 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

      Not like Duke will be ranked there either, bub. You funny?

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    4:30 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    Well, for once at least they’re not ranking South Carolina ahead of us.

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  6. BigBluSoTru
    8:39 pm August 6, 2020 Permalink

    They picked us on the morning show Just Cats on 1450 am

  7. KyZoneBlitz
    12:17 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Im not too upset with the preseason poll. Although, one thing that does bother me… Is how in the hell is V-Tech ranked at 24th??!? Yes they had a solid season last year but then lost their bowl game to Kentucky. Not saying that we should be where V-Tech is, but someone else definitely should be. Id be ok with everyone except the vols and dirtybirds moving up a spot, and V-Tech sliding in right behind us at 30th…..

  8. KyZoneBlitz
    12:20 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Also looking at the rankings, at this time we play 3 ranked teams in UGA, Auburn, and Florida, but my guess is, with where their ranked preseason, unless the floor falls from under them, the vols will move into the rankings eventually, so that would make 4 ranked opponents we would end up facing. Also as much as I hate to say this, the dirtybirds will probably move into the rankings as well since they play an Extremely Soft high school schedule. So if we still had them on the schedule, that would put us at 5 ranked opponents this upcoming season. On top of that, I think we move into the rankings after the first 3-4 games, then beating atleast 3 of the 4 ranked opponents should jump us up the list. I forget exactly when the UGA game is this year, but I know its near or at the end of the schedule. I think were ranked inside of the top-15, possibly top-12 when uga comes to Lex. A spot in the SEC title game will be on the line…. Also think we can win it!!

  9. KyZoneBlitz
    12:24 am August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Man I cant wait for the season to start, as weird as this may sound, I’ve always been a Football-1st UK fan… Dont get me wrong, I love Cal and Bball…. But nothing gets my blood pumping like the fireworks going off on the Gridiron asthe Cats and Stoops take the field, American and UK Flag flying Also cant wait to see the official schedules, lol, I mean MY GOODNESS, there’s no way it should take this long. Your adding 2 more conference opponents to each teams schedule. Just take every teams last 2 rotating cross-divisional games and flip them. Problem solved in the fairest way possible, because its a foregone conclusion that someone will get screwed over, and it most likely wont be tennessee, south carolina, or any other media darling thats drooled over. But I digress, So for UK – For Example – Our last 2 rotating cross-divisional foes were A&M and Arkansas. We went to A&M and Arkansas came to Lex. Just Flip the location of each game. We travel to Arkansas, and A&M comes to Lex. Simple and completely fair, dont think theres a more fair way to get it done. But it would make sense, and keep all future schedules intact. So, while that makes the most sense and will without a doubt, by FAR be the fairest and simplest way to fix the schedules, because its so obvious and also easily the fairest way to set up each teams schedule, I think theres no way in hell the powers that be in the SEC will go for it. Instead they will make it as complicated as they can, and we will see the new schedules maybe 3 days before the season begins, if that.