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USA Today ranked Toledo ahead of Kentucky

USA Today updated its preseason college football rankings today and it will soon makes its way over to the bulletin board in Kentucky’s locker room, among all the other idiotic things written this summer about the 10-win, defending Citrus Bowl champs.

In USA Today’s new preseason “re-rank” of all 130 college football teams, Kentucky is ranked behind Toledo, its first opponent this season. Toledo is ranked No. 48; Kentucky is four spots lower at No. 52.

The USA Today rankings of all of Kentucky’s 2019 opponents look like this:

Toledo: 48
Eastern Michigan: 73
Florida: 15
Mississippi State: 39
South Carolina: 56
Arkansas: 96
Georgia: 3
Missouri: 41
Tennessee: 61
Vanderbilt: 86
TN-Martin: —
Louisville: 104

To see the entire ranking of all 130 teams, click here. Or go look at the hard copy that Vince Marrow is probably printing out as we speak.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

28 Comments for USA Today ranked Toledo ahead of Kentucky



  1. RackEmWillie
    10:39 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Here’s some upside to that, though. There are 7 teams on the schedule ranked below UK. Beat all of them, as well as Toledo and an “upset” thrown in there and you’re sitting at 9 wins.

    I’m not super upset about it when thinking about it that way.

    But, I do think Toledo and Mizzou are too high, without a doubt. But Florida and UGA are right where they should be, I think. And I thinking MSU is a pretty big mystery this year, and could range anywhere from 6-10 wins.



    • Carolina Blue is past tense for CAROLINA BLOWS
      10:49 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly when I read this.



    • WKY Cat
      11:07 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Rack, I think Mizzou will be very tough.



    • RackEmWillie
      11:11 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      “Very tough” is giving them a little too much credit. But, their offensive ability will definitely test a secondary that hasn’t proven anything yet. They’re not a push-over, and weren’t last year (obviously) but I don’t expect them to compete at the top of the division this year.



    • 2andToodleLoo
      2:14 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      At least ranked ahead of So Carolina and UT. I like being behind Toledo. Makes sure no one overlooks the first game. Now go prove it otherwise.



  2. cats646
    10:41 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    “Everybody wants to doubt us! I’m proud of my team, and we gon’ Keep provin y’all wrong! LETS GO!!”
    #bringit



  3. Ned T.
    10:45 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Corporal Klinger compiled the rankings.



    • WKY Cat
      11:07 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Loved that show! Bahahahaha!!



    • bradinmississippi
      11:18 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      you internet today



  4. Smyrna_Cat
    10:47 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Haters gonna hate.



  5. kenny
    10:56 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Go beat them



  6. AwesomeBillFromDawsonville
    10:58 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    LOVE it!



    • @GoCayts
      11:26 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

      My emoji turned into a question mark, come on



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      1:21 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Emojis from iPads, etc., haven’t worked for a long time. You can still do a smiley with the keyboard on a PC (and iPad I think…just not any of the 10000 pre-made emojis).
      🙂

      See? 😉



  7. @GoCayts
    11:22 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I bet USC Jr is about to lose their mind seeing their ranking ?



  8. DavidP19
    11:22 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Ironically, The Big Dog played CFB @ THEE University of Toledo !!!!! ( an obvious slam at those pretentious jerks at osu ) I love the work he has done at UK, helping to turn the program into a very competitive one ( and in the SEC, that is really saying something )



    • ukkatzfan
      12:48 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      I applaud your wording. I think we as UK fans should respect all teams when we speak of them with a respectable THE prior to their name. Like THE Mississippi, THE Mississippi State, The U-6…. hahahahahahaha.



    • satcheluk
      1:03 pm August 20, 2019 Permalink

      It’s not obvious if you have to explain it. Tip: you didn’t need to explain it.



  9. Headhurts
    11:25 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Thanks USA Today!



  10. Blue Bill
    11:51 am August 19, 2019 Permalink

    The more I look at this the more confident I get for 9-10 W’s.



  11. gasman01
    12:39 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    USC ranked too low. The could be tough this year



    • ukkatzfan
      12:42 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

      Forgetting the absurdity of the poll, if they are 4 spots behind us, it would be a tough game. But there is the absurdity.



  12. EazyDuzIt
    12:45 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    Louisville is awful. Lol



  13. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    1:18 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    As I said on the AP Poll thread, we could have had the entire Bama team transfer to UK, along with Saban himself, and it would be the same because they’re wearing blue instead of crimson.

    I’m exaggerating, but it sure does seem that way.

    WHO CARES!!! JUST WIN IT ON THE FIELD BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  14. notFromhere
    3:08 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    I appreciate the lack of insight into UK football every year. From phil steal to useless today. Every year.

    They bask in their “bold” predictions for perennial powerhouses and whiff on everything else. Listening to steal on the radio is like nails on a chalkboard, kissing florida and bama and georgia on the ask. I hope the Cats shove his cluelessness up his tailpipe again this year.

    52 is complete sht and the Cats need to sew that number on their jerseys somewhere



  15. east-ky-boy
    9:58 pm August 19, 2019 Permalink

    It’s pre season polls. Key word is PRE. A lot can happen to every team through a year with injuries, dumb play calling etc. We never get respect anyways.



  16. Paw
    5:46 pm August 20, 2019 Permalink

    I said it before and I’ll say it again do not underestimate Toledo!! They are going to bring it Hard they are no joke! Let’s Go Cats!!