Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame, Stanford, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and… Kentucky?
You got it.
Sports Illustrated released their latest week-four top-ten (plus one) rankings, and your Kentucky Wildcats found themselves right there in the pack of elite at No. 10 in the nation. Yes, seriously. No. 10.
They couldn’t help but mention star running back Benny Snell when justifying their ranking for the Cats:
The Wildcats certainly looked for real on Saturday against a very talented Mississippi State team. Benny Snell carried 25 times for 165 yards and four touchdowns and then responded to the previous week’s Twitter beef with Mississippi State players with some solid Photoshop work.
— Mr SNELL YA LATER?? (@benny_snell) September 23, 2018
Arguably the second-biggest star of the day, Josh Allen, received high praise, as well.
Meanwhile, Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen was virtually unblockable. He had six tackles, including two for loss, and blew up Mississippi State plays all night. The Wildcats next face South Carolina, a team they’ve beaten in four consecutive meetings. Still, the Gamecocks can knock Kentucky back into the ranks of the unranked if the Wildcats aren’t prepared.
We’ll have the official updated rankings later today. Until then, enjoy seeing your Wildcats sitting right next to the best of the best.
With the way they played last night, they deserve it.