Kentucky 18th in the College Football Playoff rankings

Determines playoff and New Year's Six Bowl games
Kentucky Florida Football 2020
Posted at 7:36 PM, Nov 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-02 19:44:21-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The College Football Playoff Selection Committee released its first playoff rankings and the University of Kentucky starts off at number 18.

The rankings help determine the playoff semifinal pairings along with the match-ups for the New Year's Six bowl games. Kentucky was last in the rankings back in 2018 making it as high as number nine.

Georgia leads the rankings followed by fellow SEC member, Alabama. Michigan State, Oregon and Ohio State round out the top five. Cincinnati, who is currently ranked second by the Associated Press comes in at number 6 and just outside of the semifinals along with Michigan who is 7th.

Kentucky has four games remaining to climb higher in those standings. Tennessee on November 6th at home, Vanderbilt November 13th in Nashville, a final home game November 20th against New Mexico State and the rivalry game November 27th at Louisville.

Here are the full rankings for the College Football Playoffs:

1. Georgia
2. Alabama
3. Michigan State
4. Oregon
5. Ohio State
6. Cincinnati
7. Michigan
8. Oklahoma
9. Wake Forest
10. Notre Dame
11. Oklahoma State
12. Baylor
13. Auburn
14. Texas A&M
15. BYU
16. Ole Miss
17. Mississippi State
18. Kentucky
19. NC State
20. Minnesota
21. Wisconsin
22. Iowa
23. Fresno State
24. San Diego State
25. Pitt