Brooks stopped a moment to reflect on the Top 25 rankings. The 2-0 Wildcats received six votes in the Associated Press poll, which places them 35th; and got 28 votes in the coaches poll, which is good for 29th.
“I find it interesting that Kentucky football perceived as poorly as it is,” Brooks said. “I’m not saying we’re a top 25 team, but if some teams that I’ve seen are ranked, then we are too.”
“We haven’t had a touchdown scored on us. We did win a bowl game last year. We did beat the No. 1 team in the nation last year.”
Brooks said he believes that the lack of a winning tradition at Kentucky has affected his team’s ranking.
“If we had a history of being more competitive, we’d probably be ranked in Top 25,” Brooks said. “If we were in a different league, we’d probably be ranked in the Top 25. I don’t think people are looking at how good we are right now. They’re looking at our schedule and saying how many games are we going to win? I think they’re saying, ‘Well, they can’t beat that team or this team.”