Football Wildcats Among Nation's Top 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Five of the six computer evaluations used in the Bowl Championship Series process list Kentucky among the nation’s top 25 teams for the 2007 college football season.

The Sagarin Ratings are the top listing of UK, with the Wildcats coming in at No. 18. Kentucky’s strength-of-schedule is rated as high as No. 5 nationally by the Colley Matrix computer evaluation.

Among the human opinions, Kentucky was third among teams receiving votes (equivalent of 28th overall) in The Associated Press poll and tied for fifth among teams receiving votes (equivalent of 30th overall) in the USA Today coaches’ poll.

Both opinion polls and four of the six computer rankings had UK as the nation’s highest-ranked team among squads that finished with an 8-5 record for the 2007 campaign.

Computer / Poll UK Ranking Strength of Schedule (if listed)

Sagarin Ratings 18 17

Massey 20 7

Wolfe 23 --

Colley Matrix 24 5

Anderson and Hester 25 12

Associated Press 28 --

USA Today T-30 --

Billingsley 32 --