Kentucky notched its most lopsided SEC victory of the Mark Stoops era on Saturday at Vanderbilt. The Wildcats crushed the Commodores, 44-21.
Kentucky (7-3, 4-3 SEC) was paced by a record day from running back Benny Snell and a four-interception performance from the defense that had previously struggled against the pass.
Though it was a dominating result, it wasn’t enough to change Kentucky’s standing in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Wildcats checked in at No. 8 in the latest edition of the poll. It’s the third consecutive week that Kentucky has wound up at No. 8.
It was a needed bounce-back win for Kentucky coming off a loss to Ole Miss.
“As I told you guys Monday, as I said last Saturday in the postgame press conference — that I would have no reason to believe that they wouldn’t respond that way,” Stoops said after the win. “And they certainly did. We played clean. We played a clean game. They prepared all week, but we came in here with a strong mentality on the road to win this game.”
Vanderbilt, still without a conference win, checked in at No. 13 in the SEC Country Power Poll. Tennessee occupied the last spot with the news Sunday that Vols coach Butch Jones has been fired.
And now Kentucky will go from facing one of the worst teams in the conference to one of the best. Kentucky and Georgia kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET in Athens on Saturday.
The Bulldogs entered last weekend undefeated, but fell apart in a 40-17 loss to Auburn. Georgia is ranked No. 3 in the SEC Country Power Poll.
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Your Week 11 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (13 - 1)||337||25||1||1||2|
|2||Auburn (10 - 4)||311||1||3||1||3|
|3||Georgia (13 - 2)||288||0||2||2||3|
|4||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||255||0||4||4||5|
|5||LSU (9 - 4)||239||0||5||4||5|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||187||0||6||6||11|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||173||0||7||6||12|
|8||Kentucky (7 - 6)||161||0||8||6||10|
|9||Missouri (7 - 6)||124||0||10||8||11|
|10||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||114||0||9||8||13|
|11||Florida (4 - 7)||75||0||11||7||13|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||54||0||14||6||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||30||0||13||10||14|
|14||Tennessee (4 - 8)||18||0||12||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Lauren Shute (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)