Week 10 of college football has come and gone, and it left a wake of major changes around the national landscape.
Fortunately for the Kentucky Wildcats, while it did leave another loss, it didn't knock UK out of the latest round of bowl projections. Now sitting at 4-5, most expect the Cats to find a way to get two more wins in their next three games. It won't be easy since one of them has to come over significantly-improved Vanderbilt and/or Louisville teams.
CBS Sports' Jerry Palm has UK making bowl, though it's facing Virginia Tech in Shreveport, Louisiana for the Independence Bowl. The Independence Bowl matches up the lowest bowl-eligible team from the SEC against a team from the ACC. This would also be the final game of Hokies head coach Frank Beamer, who has already announced his retirement beginning after this season. This is the same bowl Pete Fiutak of Campus Insiders has UK in, though he does not list an opponent.
Over at College Sports Madness, they have Kentucky taking on No. 21 Temple in the Birmingham Bowl in his latest projections. The Owls are off to a surprising 8-1 start and have only a 24-20 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame on their resume. In other words, this would be a very challenging matchup for a rather small bow, but this is better than nothing.
SB Nation's Jason Kirk does not have Kentucky in a bowl this week. He previously put the Cats in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs Minnesota, but he's down on UK after their debilitating loss to Georgia.
Leaving us: Kentucky, which got blown out by a Georgia that still doesn't know who its quarterback is. Therefore, Kentucky is bad.
Over at ESPN, Mark Schlabach has the Wildcats taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Birmingham Bowl in his latest projections. Brett McMurphy has the Cats in the same bowl, though he has them facing Tulsa.
If you're interested in who could be playing in the College Football Playoff, Kirk has Clemson vs Baylor and Alabama vs Stanford. Palm's projection have Alabama vs Clemson and Ohio State vs Stanford. College Sports Madness has Clemson vs Baylor and Alabama vs Ohio State.
Schlabach has Alabama vs Ohio State and Clemson vs Baylor. McMurphy has Oklahoma State vs Clemson and Alabama vs Ohio State. FiveThirtyEight.com has Clemson, Ohio State, Alabama, and Notre Dame as their top four and who would be in the CFP if the selections were made today.
Which of the following matchups intrigues you the most?