Cats move up two places to No. 12 in AP poll


Kentucky remained outside the top 10 in the country but still moved up two spots to No. 12 in Sunday’s Associated Press poll after improving to 6-1.

The Cats defeated Vanderbilt 14-7 in a wind-swept Kroger Field on Saturday night to forge a three-way tie for the Southeastern Conference East Division lead with Georgia and Florida.

Kentucky plays at Missouri on Saturday and then hosts Georgia on Nov. 3 before closing SEC play at Tennessee on Nov. 10.

Kentucky hasn’t been ranked as a top 10-team since Oct. 14, 2007, when the Cats were ranked No. 8 after defeating top-ranked LSU.

Benny Snell ran for 159 yards and a touchdown against Vandy in a game where the Cats passed for only 18 yards. The windy conditions didn’t help.

Kentucky was ranked No. 14 in the Amway Coaches Poll.

No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 LSU, No. 7 Georgia, No. 9 Florida and No. 16 Texas A&M joined the Cats as SEC teams in the latest poll.

Ohio State fell from No. 2 to No. 11 after being stunned 49-20 by Purdue Saturday night. Clemson took over No. 2 and Notre Dame stands at No. 3.



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