After the heartbreaking loss to Ole Miss last week, Kentucky fans didn't want to see that one loss turn into two straight. However, that was indeed what happened, as Kentucky lost to unranked South Carolina 24-14 last night, giving South Carolina their first road win against a ranked team in three years.
The new AP Poll rankings are out and Kentucky somehow managed to crack the top twenty-five still as they are ranked twenty-second in this week's rankings.
The Southeastern Conference still has six teams in the AP top twenty five, with Georgia at the number one spot, Alabama third, Tennessee in sixth, Ole Miss at ninth and Mississippi State jumping all the way up to sixteenth.
The schedule doesn't get much easier for the Wildcats moving forward either. In the next three weeks, Kentucky has to host ranked Mississippi State, they have to travel to ranked Tennessee, and then they play top-ranked Georgia in Lexington.
Hopefully, during the bye week after Mississippi State, the Wildcats can get rested up and recuperate from some of their injuries in time to finish strong for the last part of the year. If not, things could get bad.