Kentucky football moves to no. 11 in new AP rankings


Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) shows off his “Snell Yeah” towel after the game. University of Kentucky football defeated Vanderbilt University 14-7 to become 6-1 on the season on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

The Kentucky football team is continuing to make big strides this season, and after beating Missouri 15-14 on a last-second touchdown, the Cats are now ranked no. 11 in the latest Associated Press top-25 rankings, moving up one spot from last week. 

With their win over Missouri, the now-no. 11 Cats are 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the SEC. That makes for Kentucky’s best eight-game start to a season and best six-game SEC start to season since 1977. 

Three other SEC teams are ahead of UK– Alabama (no. 1), LSU (no. 4) and Georgia (no. 6). 

The bowl-eligible Wildcats will face their biggest test thus far in the Georgia Bulldogs next weekend at home, a game in which will decide the winner of the SEC East and give Kentucky a chance to go to the SEC championship. 

Kentucky/Georgia will kick off Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and will be shown on CBS.