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UK ranked behind UL-Lafayette in CBS preseason rankings

CBS Sports released its complete college football preseason rankings today and Kentucky finds itself ranked No. 68 among the 128 FBS programs. With teams like Toledo, Georgia Southern, Western Michigan and Arkansas State ranked ahead of the Cats, the preseason position seems a little low to me.

Even more puzzling is the fact Kentucky is ranked two spots beneath Louisiana-Lafayette, its first opponent of the 2015 season. UK is a two-touchdown favorite in that game.

Here are some of the other notables from the rankings:

1. Ohio State
2. TCU
3. Baylor
4. Alabama
5. Michigan State
6. Auburn
8. Georgia
14. Ole Miss
21. Arkansas
22. Missouri
24. LSU
25. Louisville
26. Mississippi State
27. Tennessee
29. Texas A&M
35. South Carolina
37. Florida
46. Western Kentucky
66. UL-Lafayette
90. Vanderbilt
128. Charlotte 49ers

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

46 Comments for UK ranked behind UL-Lafayette in CBS preseason rankings



  1. Yep
    12:03 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    I like the cats to win that game, but I’m taking ULL and the points



  2. CatsBy80
    12:19 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Gotta earn it on the field. 0-6 over the final 6 last year hurt the ‘Cats tremendously with voters. Only way to get respect is to earn it. Stoops knows this and so do the guys. Hope they come out hungry and take care of business early.



    • InigoMontoya
      1:01 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Truth.



  3. Big Blue Crew
    12:29 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    This should definitely be bulletin board material throughout the season.



    • BenHur
      12:55 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      This.



  4. bluegrassstu
    12:35 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Cats will score a lot of points, my concern is the defense. Thee has to be improvement or I see another 4 to 6 win season. They need to win and earn respect.



    • St. Paul Raiders
      1:22 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      There is a HUGE difference between 4 win and 6 win seasons. Especially in the SEC.



  5. @BallBlog_Chad
    12:35 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    hey peeps, i’m working on getting a site up and running … would appreciate your input on my poll about uk’s record in football this year: http://www.ballblog.blue



  6. secrick
    12:47 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Ky will win the first game by 21 points, ULL may not lose but 1 more game and Ky will lose several so since we are in the SEC and more likely to lose , Ull will probably be ranked higher in the long run, lets hope not.



  7. timer
    12:57 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Wow, twenty-two spots behind Western. ‘Course everyone knows they’ve had their choice of the best players in Kentucky plus all those 4 and 5 star players they have been getting from out of state.

    Coaching don’t matter at all….or does it?



    • timer
      1:18 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t understand how football works, but I’ll damn sure make uninformed comments on it whenever I get the chance.

      I GOT SEASON TICKERTS!!! I’M AN EXPURRRT!!!



    • timer
      2:00 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      LOL

      Musta hit a nerve….



    • timer
      3:43 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Because thats the whole reason I post on here… to hate on a coaching staff that inherited a trainwreck. But, three years should be enough to make this team a Bowl Playoff contender. Trust me, I have season tickets.



    • timer
      5:51 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Actually I like Stoops. I hope he does well.

      And yeah, I do have tickets….Do you?



    • i & iii
      5:56 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Of course I do. I support my team, and not try to make everyone around me miserable.

      Good day, sir, and GO CATS!!



  8. Mark Stoops
    1:00 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Western is number 46 and we are number 68?
    What about all the improvement and passing the look test?
    What about Yahtzee?
    Defense was terrible with Bud and Z’Darius.



    • Bobby Petrino
      1:17 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re gonna be National Champs this year! Just kidding, we suck.



    • CardFan502
      1:20 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      We WILL be National Champs, dick. Bet.

      #ACCTakeoverStartsSoon



    • Dangers
      1:47 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      I’d take that bet. Louisville winning the national championship anytime soon is laughable.



    • Bobby Petrino
      2:09 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      CardFan, that is hilarious. Or when you say you will be national champs, do you mean in like another 100 years? You aren’t winning it any time soon, that’s for sure. You couldn’t even win your conference last year and you’re worse this year. You might win the conference but that’s a big MIGHT and the ACC sucks.



    • Boobby Petrino
      2:10 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      We might win the volleyball championship. Those girls are hot!



    • CatsBy80
      2:31 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      it is amazing to me how many people don’t realize that CardFan502 is an account making fun of UofL…



    • Dangers
      3:09 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      I knew his statement was ridiculous. Still, would you be surprised that that nonsense could come from a Louisville fan?



  9. Mitch Barnhart
    1:02 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    We built a huge bulletin board in the new training facility knowing how much bulletin board material will coming out before the season



    • Tom Jurich
      1:19 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      We built a new prison facility by Papa John’s so Bobby’s criminals can stay close when they get in trouble.



    • Bobby Petrino
      2:21 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      An on-campus prison facility: BRILLIANT.

      We are changing the game.



  10. J-Dub421
    1:09 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Who cares about pre-season rankings? Let’s see where we are ranked at the end of the season.



  11. kyjohn
    1:13 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    The voters know college football,and when UK can win a game other than an intra squad match,they will get some recognition.Right now they don’t deserve it,especially following last years last six games.



  12. GaSouthern
    1:15 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Big UK fan, but do some research GASO would run all over UK. I know you see the name and probably don’t know a single player on their roster, but GASO has a hell of a team. Pretty sure they led the NCAA in rushing last year, went undefeated in their conference and were two plays from being undefeated all season.



    • Dangers
      1:43 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      After doing some research, I found that they lost 3 games. Your logic is flawed.



    • Boobby Petrino
      2:11 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      probably a Tard



    • Yeah...
      2:34 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      They lost to NC State, Georgia Tech and Navy destroyed them, 52-19.

      “and were two plays from being undefeated all season.” LMAO



    • Ha!
      4:34 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      So close! Hahaha!



  13. Bullitt County UK fan
    1:16 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Good job scheduling the worst ranked in the fbs Charrolete 49ers in the middle of the roughest part of the scedule and right before the Louisville game.



  14. secrick
    1:24 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    gasouthern. Ky would beat them by 20 points, Yeah they will go play in the whatever conf and probably win it but who cares, i quess you do.



  15. secrick
    1:25 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    cardfan502, only in your dreams. Can’t beat Ky this year.



  16. asdf
    1:34 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    This CBS ranking is an insult. Even with the dropoff the second half last season, we still should be no worse than low forties to mid-fifties, and that’s before the improved talent this year is factored in. Probably someone put it together who didn’t bother to do his homework.



  17. Time Expired
    1:42 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    So with this stupid pre season rankings just about every win the Cats get will be an upset. UK may have more upsets this year than any team in college. Of course those rankings will change drastically after the first week. Cats easy win over these clowns.



  18. justcurious
    2:25 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    We beat USCjr head to head last year. By all accounts, we have improved while they are on the decline. Yet this poll has them ranked 33 spots ahead?



    • Yeah...
      2:35 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      This is all just a guess.



    • YEP
      9:36 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Partly because we were not as good as fake USC last year, got a lucky win because they decided to quit handing off to a guy we had no chance of stopping. Still who cares about a preseason ranking, our history is what most are prolly going by. This group wants to change history and I think they will.



  19. Luther Van Dam
    3:15 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Man they have Minnesota State under ranked this season. Oh well. Go Screaming Eagles!



    • WeareBBN
      9:37 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

      Love that show but don’t see it on anymore



  20. GAWildcat
    5:49 pm August 11, 2015 Permalink

    Georgia Southern beat the University of Florida a couple of years ago. We haven’t beat them since Reagan was president.



  21. DJTrump
    8:48 am August 12, 2015 Permalink

    Who’s Reagan?

    – Sincerely, The Donald