Kentucky Football Makes the Phil Steele College Football Preview Top 25

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Kentucky Football Makes the Phil Steele College Football Preview Top 25

Kentucky has received plenty of respect from college football national writer Phil Steele as many experts in the sport start to make preseason predictions. In Steele’s highly regarded College Football Preview magazine, he tabbed the Cats as the No. 21 team in the country going into next season.

Here is Steele’s top 25:

  1. Ohio State
  2. Clemson
  3. Alabama
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas A&M
  6. LSU
  7. Georgia
  8. Notre Dame
  9. Oregon
  10. Penn State
  11. USC
  12. Texas
  13. Florida
  14. Wisconsin
  15. Michigan
  16. North Carolina
  17. Miami
  18. Virginia Tech
  19. Auburn
  20. Tennessee
  21. Kentucky
  22. UCF
  23. Iowa
  24. Oklahoma State
  25. Memphis

As you can see, UK is one of eight SEC teams in the college football expert’s top 25, and directly a spot below rival Tennessee. The Cats are also currently scheduled to play four of the eight SEC teams listed (Georgia, Florida, Auburn, Tennessee).

Phil Steele also recently named nine Wildcats onto his preseason All-SEC lists, and included senior punter Max Duffy and junior offensive tackle Darian Kinnard onto his list of All-Americans.

The link to both stories:

Nine UK Football Players Named Preseason All-SEC by Phil Steele

Max Duffy, Darian Kinnard Named Preseason All-Americans by Phil Steele


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