The Kentucky Wildcats are coming off a 10-in season for the first time in forty years, a Citrus Bowl victory over Penn State, and had five guys drafted in the NFL Draft, and yet they are still the most disrespected program in the country.
USA Today re-ranked all 130 FBS programs, and Kentucky comes in at 52nd in the country.
Now, I don’t blame people for looking down on Kentucky this season, especially after losing guys like Josh Allen, Benny Snell, and the entire secondary. But, I will blame them for not doing enough research and looking at just how deep this roster is, returning tons of key defensive players on the front line and at linebacker, and the offensive weapons that the Wildcats have at quarterback, running back, tight end, and they have maybe the most prolific playmaker in the SEC with Lynn Bowden.
Kentucky’s 52nd ranking puts them behind schools such as:
31. Appalachian State Mountaineers
38. Ohio Bobcats
47. Memphis Tigers
48. Kentucky’s first opponent, Toledo Rockets
51. UAB Blazers
USA Today seems to think that with the amount of talent that is on the roster, Kentucky still isn’t as good as the schools I listed above.
We know this will ultimately be nothing but bulletin board material for the Wildcats.