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Cats Leap To Number 8 In Both Polls

Following Saturday's victory over Florida Atlantic the Kentucky Wildcats are unbeaten in five games and now ranked eigth in this week's Associated Press College Football Poll. It's Kentucky's first top ten ranking since 1977, the Cats are also ranked eigth in the ESPN-USA Today Coaches Poll.
The AP also has a new number one ranked team this week as LSU barely edged out Southern Cal for the top spot.

Vs. Opp.
Record Pts Pv T25 Rec. Extra Points
1. LSU (33) 5-0 1,593 2 2-0 13-6 Last time No. 1 Nov. 2 1959
2. Southern Cal (32) 4-0 1,591 1 1-0 9-7 5 str wins over Stanford
3. California 5-0 1,475 6 2-0 9-8 Highest rank since 10-13-52
4. Ohio St. 5-0 1,420 8 0-0 7-9 Allowed 34 pts in 5 games
5. Wisconsin 5-0 1,271 9 0-0 10-6 Allowed 564 yards and won
6. South Florida 4-0 1,203 18 2-0 8-3 Top passing D in Big East
7. Boston College 5-0 1,172 12 1-0 8-7 Best start since 1954
8. Kentucky 5-0 1,143 14 1-0 11-4 1st Top 10 rank since 1977
9. Florida 4-1 1,031 4 1-0 8-7 Beat LSU 23-10 last year
10. Oklahoma 4-1 992 3 0-0 9-9 Blew a 24-7 lead vs. Buffs
11. South Carolina 4-1 900 16 1-1 11-5 7 straight wins over Cats
12. Georgia 4-1 885 15 1-0 10-6 RB Brown 180 yds for Dawgs
13. West Virginia 4-1 861 5 0-1 10-8 5 str wins over Orangemen
14. Oregon 4-1 837 11 0-1 12-5 No. 1 offense in Pac-10
15. Virginia Tech 4-1 639 17 0-1 9-7 4 straight wins over Tigers
16. Hawaii 5-0 586 19 0-0 4-7 Best start since 1981
17. Missouri 4-0 561 20 0-0 7-5 Beat Huskers 2 of last 3
18. Arizona St. 5-0 497 23 0-0 9-9 Top passing D in Pac-10
19. Texas 4-1 449 7 1-0 10-6 5-5 last 10 vs. Sooners
20. Cincinnati 5-0 377 24 0-0 5-9 Start Big East vs. Rutgers
21. Rutgers 3-1 299 10 0-0 6-5 Can't hold T-10 spot again
22. Clemson 4-1 265 13 1-0 6-8 Special teams fail vs. GT
23. Purdue 5-0 218 - 0-0 4-12 Top offense in Big Ten
24. Kansas St. 3-1 214 - 1-1 8-4 Last rank: Sept. 5, 2004
25. Nebraska 4-1 198 25 0-1 11-6 8-2 last vs. Tigers
Others receiving votes: Florida St. 101, Miami 83, Illinois 59,
Auburn 52, UCLA 49, Texas A&M 29, Michigan St. 16, Michigan 15,
Connecticut 9, Alabama 6, Arkansas 5, Colorado 5, UCF 5, Penn St.
4, Boise St. 3, Kansas 3, Virginia 3, Washington 1.


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