UK football rises to No. 13 in newest AP Poll


Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. gains control of the ball and prepares to attempt to score during the game against South Carolina at Kroger Field on Saturday September 29, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 24-10. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

After a 24-10 victory over SEC East opponent South Carolina on Saturday, the Cats moved up in the AP Poll rankings to No. 13, it was announced Sunday afternoon.

Two of the teams that UK has defeated this season (Florida and Mississippi State) were ranked at the time the still-undefeated Cats took them on, but only Florida is still ranked.

UK stands tied for first place in the SEC and the SEC East, tied with Georgia, Alabama and LSU. The Cats are in the midst of the best start to a season since 2007, when the Cats won their first five games before losing to South Carolina.

UK’s net opponent, Texas A&M, received the 31st most votes in the AP Poll. That game will kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on ESPN.