UK jumps to No. 8

Staff Report

Saturday’s win over Florida Atlantic, combined with a wild day of upsets in college football, has propelled UK into the top 10.

UK is ranked No. 8 in both major national polls, the Associated Press poll and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll. The AP ranking is UK’s highest since it was ranked No. 6 in the final poll of the 1977 season. UK has never been not this high in the coaches’ poll since the poll’s current format was adopted in 1991.

Seven teams ranked ahead of UK in last week’s poll fell victim to upset losses over the weekend. No. 3 Florida was the highest-ranked team to fall.