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Kentucky Included in ESPN’s Week 1 Power Rankings

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The Kentucky Wildcats still have twenty days until they kick off the 2020 season at Auburn on Saturday, September 26.

While there’s still weeks until the SEC season officially kicks off, Mark Stoops’ team is included in the first ESPN Power Rankings of the 2020 season.

ESPN’s Chris Low released the Week 1 power rankings with Kentucky checking in at No. 17.

“The Wildcats have finished. 500 or better three of the past four years in SEC play, a testament to the job Mark Stoops has done in Lexington. Their 2020 defense has a chance to be one of his best, led by linebackers DeAndre Square and Jamar “Boogie” Watson and massive nose guard Quinton Bohanna (6-foot-4, 357 pounds). This may be Stoops’ deepest team, with 20 starters returning. Much of Kentucky’s success will hinge on generating a more productive passing game. Quarterback Terry Wilson is back from a season-ending knee injury that he suffered in the second game a year ago.”

  1. Alabama
  2. Clemson
  3. Georgia
  4. Florida
  5. Notre Dame
  6. Oklahoma
  7. LSU
  8. Texas A&M
  9. Texas
  10. Auburn
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Cincinnati
  13. Iowa State
  14. Tennessee
  15. North Carolina
  16. TCU
  17. Kentucky
  18. UCF
  19. Memphis
  20. Appalachian State
  21. Baylor
  22. Louisville
  23. Florida State
  24. Kansas State
  25. Miami

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