Kentucky’s 21-13 win over No. 25 Missouri was just its fourth win over a ranked opponent in the past 10 years.
With this in mind, here is how Kentucky has finished in seasons in which it has defeated ranked teams.
2007: This was a banner year for Kentucky. The Wildcats defeated both No. 9 Louisville and No. 1 LSU. Kentucky, under coach Rich Brooks, finished 8-5 behind the strength of quarterback Andre Woodson and running back Rafael Little. Kentucky capped the season with a 35-28 victory over Florida State in the Music City Bowl.
2010: Kentucky didn’t defeat a ranked opponent until knocking off No. 10 South Carolina 31-28, but stumbled to a 6-7 finish.
2015: Kentucky’s win over Missouri marked its first win over a ranked opponent in the past 18 tries. With the SEC East in a down year, the Wildcats’ bowl chances look promising because games against Auburn and Vanderbilt are winnable. The season is still early, but Kentucky could end up with its best record since 2007.
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