LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky rose a spot in the latest SEC Country Power Poll despite a weekend loss at Tennessee.
The Wildcats (5-5, 4-4 SEC) checked in at No. 10 after being No. 11 last week. Kentucky lost to Tennessee 49-36 despite rushing for 443 yards.
The poll consists of 26 voters, including ones from SEC Country and around the nation.
The loss in Knoxville was the second in a row for Kentucky, who finished 4-4 in conference play. It’s the best SEC mark for the Wildcats since also finishing 4-4 in 2006.
Coach Mark Stoops’ squad will by vying for win No. 6 and bowl eligibility on Saturday against Austin Peay. The FCS side is winless on the season and a victory looks all but guaranteed for Kentucky. It would mark the school’s first bowl appearance since 2010.
Austin Peay fell to Eastern Kentucky 67-30 last Saturday.
Kentucky’s rise to No. 10 in the SEC Country Power Poll was a result of Mississippi State’s 51-3 loss at Alabama. The Bulldogs fell from No. 10 to 11 and Kentucky claimed Mississippi State’s old spot. Kentucky also holds the head-to-head advantage over Mississippi State.
Kentucky’s highest mark in the poll came prior to its loss to Georgia. The Wildcats were ranked No. 8.
Check back next week to see the Week 12 installment of the SEC Country Power Poll.
Your Week 11 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Alabama (14 - 1)||338||26||1||1||1|
|2||LSU (8 - 4)||302||0||4||2||6|
|3||Auburn (8 - 5)||271||0||2||2||7|
|4||Florida (9 - 4)||242||0||6||2||8|
|5||Texas A&M (8 - 5)||220||0||3||2||9|
|6||Tennessee (9 - 4)||208||0||7||4||10|
|7||Arkansas (7 - 6)||181||0||5||4||11|
|8||Georgia (8 - 5)||168||0||9||4||10|
|9||Ole Miss (5 - 7)||165||0||8||5||11|
|10||Kentucky (7 - 6)||111||0||11||7||11|
|11||Mississippi State (6 - 7)||68||0||10||9||14|
|12||South Carolina (6 - 7)||60||0||12||10||14|
|13||Missouri (4 - 8)||23||0||14||11||14|
|14||Vanderbilt (6 - 7)||9||0||13||13||14|
This week's voters:
Adam Sparks (The Tennessean)
Alec Shirkey (SEC Country)
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Barrett Sallee (Bleacher Report)
Ben Wait (Columbus Commercial Dispatch)
Chip Towers (DawgNation)
Cory McCartney (Fox Sports)
David Caraviello (Post & Courier)
Jason Kersey (SEC Country)
Jeff Drummond (AllWildcats.com)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Michael Bonner (Clarion-Ledger)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Mike Wilson (SEC Country)
Otis Kirk (Hawgs 247)
Parrish Alford (Daily Journal)
Pat Dooley (Gainesville Sun)
Patrick Brown (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Shehan Jeyarajah (SEC Country)
Suzanne Halliburton (Austin American-Statesman)
Travis Reier (BamaOnline)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)