Kentucky Debuts in the Top Ten of the College Football Playoff Rankings

For the first time in school history, Kentucky is in the College Football Playoff rankings.  On the outside of the top ten in the AP (11th) and Coaches’ Poll (12), the Cats make their first ever appearance in the College Football Playoff rankings at No. 9.

“You have to be impressed with what Kentucky has done,” Kirk Herbstreit said on ESPN’s rankings show.

Kentucky is ranked ahead of Ohio State and is just behind Washington State and Oklahoma.  Kentucky has played three teams in the Top 25 — No. 20 Texas A&M, No. 18 Mississippi State and No. 11 Florida. Saturday’s opponent, Georgia, is ranked No. 6.


The first Top 25 rankings in the fifth year of the College Football Playoff system, this poll dramatically differs from the AP or Coaches’ Poll.  These rankings are complied by 13 members of the selection committee and are not based off future projections, only a team’s resume to this point.

I can’t get enough of this graphic.