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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Top UK Football Teams In History Edition

Can this years’ UK team supplant some of the best in Kentucky program history? The 2018 team is off to a good start, and has a chance at the top spot.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies.

Today, we look at the too-early question — speculation, really — about where the 2018 Kentucky team could wind up when compared to the best teams in school history.

The Courier-Journal has an article today detailing the five best teams in school history, and with so few really good seasons to choose from, this isn’t a particularly difficult exercise. In fact, there appear to be only about 12 teams with 8 or more wins in a season in the history of UK football.

AT 5-0 and with one top-25 victory already, the Wildcats of 2018 are clearly positioned to move into a place on this list. In point of fact, they have already won as many SEC games as the #5 1984 team, the only team on the list without a winning SEC record.

A win at Texas A&M, which would guarantee at least a .500 SEC season and bowl eligibility, would really improve the Wildcats’ chances at a spot on this list. Assuming a win at Middle Tennessee and at least one among Louisville and Tennessee (both who seem down this season), it’s easy to see UK with eight wins minimum. Vanderbilt, which also looks very dooable, could represent the ninth win of the year. Missouri is also a winnable game for sure, but I’ve got to figure if we manage a road win against TAMU, somebody’s going to get us on the road this year.

9-3 with, say, 5-3 or 6-2 in the SEC, would be a season worthy of #3 on the Courier-Journal’s list. With a bowl game win, I still don’t think it reaches the 10-1 year of 1977, but I could make an argument for it.

This has already been a special season so far for UK, and barring injuries, it looks to get even more special. I honestly doubted, more than once, if I would live long enough to see something like this. I still might not, but it’s looking really good right now!

Of course, if all this good comes to pass, Mark Stoops is going to become a hot commodity, indeed. I’m just going to leave that right there for you to keep in the back of your mind.

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